Skin Facts

The Structure and Function of Skin


The skin is made up of three layers:

1. The Epidermis
2. The Dermis
3. The Subcutaneous tissue (the fat Layer)

As well as being our largest and only external organ, the skin protects the bodys underlying tissues and organs from environmental damage by:

  • Forming a barrier against chemical and microbial invasion
  • Preventing loss of moisture from body tissues
  • Regulating body temperature

Skin Conditions and Treatments

Click on any of the above topics for more information.

The best advice to patients before considering any treatment is to talk to someone who is properly trained, such as a registered practitioner or dermatologist to discuss your skin type and concerns with them and get their opinion and recommendation as to what may or may not be suitable treatment for you.


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