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How Do You Know When A Wound Reached The Dermis
What do you mean?: The epidermis is so thin (think "roof" of a blister) that nearly all wounds reach the dermis. The dermis is the thick, sturdy portion of the skin (think the tough, fuzzy part of leather) and the epidermis is the waterproof layer on top (think the smooth layer on top that gives the leather its "finish"). Even a scratch often reaches the dermis. Hope this helps, but if not, ask again! ...Read more
Got scratched by blood contaminated dental bur while operating on my patient. No bleeding. Cut through epidermis and reach the dermis. Advice?
Scraps under eye 5 year old boy which reach to superficial layer of dermis and formed scab removed early does that injury deep enough to leave a scar?
Skin: The dermis is the outermost layer of skin & the dermis sits below it. They differ in soooo many ways. I couldn't possibly do this justice in 400 characters or fewer. This is a good article by the American Academy of Dermatology: https://www.aad.org/public/kids/skin/the-layers-of-your-skin ...Read more
Yes: Depends on the type and cause of damage. ...Read more
They help to: Form skin which a way the body protects itself. ...Read more
They are both: Layers of the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Topical retinoid: Prescription strength topically applied retinoids, such as tazarotene or tretinoin, can help thicken and strengthen the dermis after months of use. For quicker and more dramatic cosmetic results, "fillers" such as Restylane (dermal fillers) can be injected into localized areas to help soften any wrinkles caused by volume depletion. ...Read more
Lasers: Lasers can penetrate the skin directly, (cause a controlled injury) or pass through the skin and target a specific color, (brown for age spot or red for spider veins). If the laser heats the skin it can blister as well. If the laser damages the deep dermis the area will be numb 3rd degree burn, if the skin hurts it is 2nd degree. It is best to ask your laser physician. ...Read more
Common causes : Could be a thermal or chemical burn. ...Read more
The blood vessels : Are in the dermis.Get a more detailed answer ›
The two top: Or outermost layers of our skinGet a more detailed answer ›
Dermis: Since the production of procollagen must precede the production of collagen, vitamin c must have a role in this step. A compounded topical medication called vitamin c palmitate 30% is very effective at improving the collagen in the dermis. The oral vitamin c is not that effective. ...Read more
Difficult question: This is an extremely difficult and complicated answer. I would reference a medical textbook as this requires a discussion of the various proteins that make up the skin. ...Read more
Yes they do regrow.: U r still young to be worrying about minor stuff. Have fun and enjoy life! ...Read more
Dermal papillae: Are projections of the connective tissue of the skin into and around the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. Try to picture an egg carton — the dermal papillae are the parts of the carton that separate the eggs and keep them fron touching. The protrusions that hold the eggs are called rete ridges, and are part of the epidermis. ...Read more
Dermis: The ink is placed into the dermis with the needle to create the tattoo. ...Read more
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