Three different images of scarred skin and normal skin. The left is a photograph of the skin surface. The middles shows a histological image of a section through the scar and adjacent normal skin. The right image shows the pattern of produced by birefringence of collagen fibers viewed under polarized light.
Credit: Occleston NL, Metcalfe AD, Boanas A, Burgoyne NJ, Nield K, O’Kane S, Ferguson MW, Therapeutic improvement of scarring: mechanisms of scarless and scar-forming healing and approaches to the discovery of new treatments. Dermatol. Res. Pract. (2010) DOI: 10.1155/2010/405262
Read about using NanoFlares to detect the cells that cause excessive scarring:
N. R. Gough, Scar-Detecting Nanoparticles. BioSerendipity (9 May 2018) https://www.bioserendipity.com/scar-detecting-nanoparticles/