Skin treatments

Human skin is a remarkable and body’s largest organ.

Consider these facts:

  1. An adult’s skin comprises between 15 and 20 percent of the total body weight. Skin is our largest organ-adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it.
  2. Each square centimeter has 6 million cells, 5,000 sensory points, 100 sweat glands and 15 sebaceous glands.
  3. Skin is composed of three primary layers:

       »   The epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection;

       »   The dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin; and

       »   The hypodermis (subcutaneous adipose layer).

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