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Ice Pick Scar


Updated December 13, 2007

Ice Pick Scar

Ice Pick Scar

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Definition: Long, narrow scar that extends deep into the dermis.

This type of scar leaves a small, yet obvious, "hole." The skin looks as if it has been pierced by an ice pick or other sharp instrument, hence the name. Ice pick scars are caused by an inflammatory breakout, such as a deep papule or cyst. They are most common on the cheeks.

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