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How does my skin type affect surgical scarring?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
One important component to surgical scarring is the amount of pigmentation and melanin in the skin. Ethnicity plays a large role in certain types of scars as well. In general, patients of Latin American, Korean, Japanese, African American, and Middle Eastern descent have more pigmentation and darkening of the skin, which may increase the risks of scarring. They may experience both darkening as well as keloid (raised scar) and/or hypertrophic scars.
The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Stuart Linder, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, specializes in body sculpting procedures in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Linder has trained in both general...

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