ChhimCharya 12 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 21 Points View Profile 0 ChhimCharya Asked: April 18, 2020In: Healthcare Why don’t small wounds leave scars? 0 Why don’t small wounds leave scars? scarswound Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Questions 3 Answers 0 Best Answers 26 Points View Profile email@example.com Added an answer on April 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm Scars look different from “normal” skin because of collagen. Collagen is a protein on the outside of the skin cells holding them together and making skin strong (it’s also a major part of tendons). In normal skin the collagen sort of forms a “criss-cross” pattern, while in scar tissue it’s more parallel. That probably comes from the wound healing process. In small wounds, you won’t notice that the skin looks different because of that. In larger wounds, it’s very apparent at first, though scars also start looking less noticeable with age. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Connect with: Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.