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Is a callus made of scar tissue?

Asked by leggo_my_eggo (14points) October 5th, 2007

Are they the same thing? Is your skin creating scar tissue because it’s been damaged, or just more skin? Is there any difference anyway?

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calluses are hardened pads of dead skin tissue, not scar tissue. carefully peeling or grinding down a callus will reveal ordinary (but sensitive) skin beneath, whereas scar tissue grows in place of skin. you can’t remove a scar and reveal good skin beneath.

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