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How thick is our skin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Skin thickness: Skin thickness varies from 0.5mm thick on the eyelids to 4.0mm thick on the heels. (REF: http://www.histology.leeds.ac.uk/skin/skin_layers.php)

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to have thick skin?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not necessarily : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can make sure there is nothing else causing this problem.

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