Morphea is a rare condition where patches of thick, hardened and discolored patches occur on the skin. Morphea also spelled as morphoea is a form of localized scleroderma, an autoimmune condition of the connective tissue of the body. In morphea, it is only the skin that is affected whereas in other forms the blood vessels, muscles and even internal organs are involved. Although morphea in some cases can affect the flexibility of joint at the affected areas, it does not cause any other significant complications about from aesthetic impact. Morphea is incurable but can sometimes resolve on its own without any treatment.