Scars may lead to an array of functional, cosmetic, and psychological consequences. Scar tissue is usually distinguished from normal skin by an aberrant color, increased thickness, irregular surface area, and poor functional quality, caused by loss of pliability and contraction or expansion of the surface area. All separate scar features are relevant and attribute to the quality and general opinion on a scar.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Burns|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Volume 2|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|