Typically, chickenpox scars appear as round, depressed marks on the face. Chickenpox scars, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, are skin blemishes that may develop after getting the highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. While most people recover from chickenpox without complications, the blisters and sores associated with the infection can lead to scarring in some cases.

How Do Chickenpox Scars Form?

The formation of chickenpox scars is primarily attributed to the inflammatory response triggered by the varicella-zoster virus. When the blisters and sores heal, they can leave behind areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) on the skin. The severity of the scars can vary based on factors such as the intensity of the infection, scratching of the blisters, and individual skin characteristics.

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