Langer's lines

 


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Skin lines include

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Langers line (line of collagen depostion)

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Kraissl's line (relaxed skin tension)

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Blaschko lines (patterns of pathological (e.g. nevi) development on skin.
 

Langer's lines are on the external surface of the skin which run parallel and in waves and which determine the orientation of the deposits of collagen fibers on the skin.

 

When incisions are made parallel to the these lines, they heal with minimum scar tissue. When incisions are made across these lines, scar tissue is exaggerated and scar formation becomes thick and exuberant

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