Hyperelastic skin

India rubber skin

Hyperelastic skin is skin that can be stretched beyond what is considered normal. The skin returns to normal after it is stretched.

Ehlers-Danlos, hyperelasticity of the skin

This picture shows the unusually elastic skin (can be stretched much further than normal skin) of a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissues. This condition also causes skin to be easily bruised, heal poorly, form cigarette paper scars, and joints that are unusually flexible (hyperflexible, hypermobile).



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