Can a lip piercing leave a scar?


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It is possible for a lip piercing to leave a scar behind once the piercing itself has closed. The size of the scar varies depending on the original gauge of the piercing.

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Many times, those who allow their lip piercing to close notice a small spot where the piercing once fit, but this fades over time. Piercings larger than the standard 14-gauge hole also may affect the skin's elasticity.

Those who experience keloids during the healing process are more likely to notice scarring after the piercing has been removed. A keloid is a build-up of scar tissue that appears around the piercing when the skin begins to heal.

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