The primary protein found in skin, tendons, cartilage, bone and connective tissue.
The shortening of muscle tissue which results from excessive scarring and causes limited mobility.
A procedure in which a cold liquid or instrument is used to destroy abnormal skin tissue.
A physician who specializes in the physiology and pathology of skin.
A surgical procedure in which the upper layers of the skin are removed in order to smooth the skin and remove scars.
The layer of the skin located underneath the dermis which is comprised of connective tissue, nerve endings and blood vessels.
The outermost, protective layer of the skin.
Hypertrophic scar –
Overgrown, raised scar tissue that stays within the injured area and becomes smaller overtime.
Overgrown, raised scar tissue that spreads beyond the injured area and is usually flesh or pink colored. Can limit mobility.
Incision – A cut into tissue.
An internal or external reaction in which a contained part of the body becomes red, swollen, warm and painful.
A strong light beam that is used to destroy or cut tissue.
Liquid nitrogen –
An extremely cold liquid typically used in cryotherapy.
Plastic surgeon – A physician who specializes in performing surgery to reduce scarring or disfigurements.
Plastic surgery –
A type of surgery which focuses on correcting scarring, defects and disfigurements.