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what is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The difference: The epidermis is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. The dermis lies below it. The dermis contains many structures whereas the epidermis contains few.

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No: Most newborns' skin is dry and flakes for approximately 4 weeks. Lotion is not necessary, and in some cases may actually irritate the skin. If your baby's skin continues to be dry after that time, he/she needs to be examined to determine if they have eczema or another skin condition.
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Not necessarily: Multiple "cafe-au-lait" spots on your baby's skin may be simply that - benign spots of pigmentation. It is estimated that about 20% of the population has them. Multiple cafe-au-lait spots can also be associated with some rare disorders, including neurofibromatosis. See dr. Greene's blog article for more: http://bit.Ly/fwszi1 and ask your pediatrician.
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Is there a cure forskin pigmentation?

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Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a "cure" per se for various skin pigmentation disorders. Laser therapy is often helpful for many skin pigmentation disorders. Please see your local dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon to discuss these options!
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What is the primary difference between the dermis and epidermis?

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Skin layers: The epidermis is the outer most layer of skin and the dermis is the tissue just below that.

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