The skin is the largest organ of the human body and different layers make sure to protect us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
Today we will discuss the three different layers of the human skin.
1. Epidermis. This is the top layer of the skin, this is the layer that you see every day. The epidermis contains no blood vessels.
Epidermis is responsible for:
2. Dermis. Also called “true skin”, is the layer beneath the epidermis. The dermis is structurally divided into two areas: a superficial area adjacent to the epidermis, called the papillary region, and a deep thicker area known as the reticular region.
Dermis is responsible for:
3. Hypodermis. It lies below the dermis and is actually subcutaneous fat.
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