Ok, heres your chance to laugh at me a bit: About 10 years ago I did the idiotic thing of using a weed whacker while wearing shorts:eek::rolleyes:. (hey, at least I confess to dumb things I’ve done to everyone. Why should my wife be the only one who gets to laugh?:p) Yes, I somehow whacked the lower section of my leg. It didn’t bleed, but to this day there is a scar.
When I was about 12 I got into a nasty fight and both of us ended up smashing through a plate glass door. My left hand got cut to ribbons. I mean CUT, really, REALLY bad. I almost bled out. The cut was large and deep, and long across. 30+ stitches.
Yet I have no scar what-so-ever from this.
When I was in the first grade I got bit by a dog on the back of my left leg while I was walking home from school. It wasn’t a very deep bite, and bled very little. Very few stitches.
Almost 40 years later I still have a scar.
In the fall of 1996 I took a dive while riding a motorcycle. Cut up my foot and my arm pretty good, and deep. I have no scars to prove this.
So, why do some injuries scar, and some don’t? From my examples the extent of the injury doesn’t seem to be the deciding factor.