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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

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


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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 does the dermis differ from ethe pidermis?

How does the dermis differ from ethe pidermis?

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

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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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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

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

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What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

What makes the epidermis and dermis similar?

They are both: Layers of skin & both help to protect the body. ...Read more

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What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

What kind of tissue are the dermis and epidermis?

Skin: They are layers of skin. Please see: https://www.aad.org/public/kids/skin/the-layers-of-your-skin ...Read more

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What is the importance of the epidermis and dermis?

They help to: Form skin which a way the body protects itself. ...Read more

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How does the epidermis differ from dermis?

The epidermis: Is the outermost layer of skin. The dermis is right below it. The epidermis contains very little in the way of structures. Whereas the dermis contains blood vessels and many other structures. ...Read more

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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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How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

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

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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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What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

What is the difference between the epidermis and the dermis?

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. ...Read more

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What is the primary difference between the dermis and epidermis?

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

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What are the structural and functional similarities between epidermis and dermis?

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

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What is the dermis papillae?

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

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more