The word 'scar' is
the common term used to refer to a variety of dermal and epidermal changes
associated with wound healing and resulting in fibrous tissue replacing normal
tissue in the affected areas.
The medical term used to refer to
scarring is "cicatrix",
or "cicatricial" (adjective).
The word 'scar' is included in this section
because it is a type of skin lesion.
See also types of skin lesions (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types,
beauty therapies, and other health related courses.
Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.
More about skin and skin conditions