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How do you know when a wound reached the dermis?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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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?

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?

Scar: When the skin is cut, a scar will form as it heals. This scar can case with time but it will never go away completely. Avoiding sun exposure will help prevent excessive pigment accumulation in the scar. Removing the scab was unnecessary. ...Read more

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How can I thicken the dermis level of the skin?

How can I thicken the dermis level of the skin?

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

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What is the definition or description of: dermis?

What is the definition or description of: dermis?

Skin: Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin specialist - a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are good products to improve the dermis of my skin?

What are good products to improve the dermis of my skin?

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

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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it. ...Read more

Dermis (Definition)

Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin ...Read more