Archive for September, 2010

Causes of Skin Pigmentation

There are many causes of skin pigmentation. While skin pigmentation can take on many forms, most causes are generally unknown. There are some theories as to what causes skin pigmentation but these theories (which are to be discussed in later part) are just some of the external general reasons. However, it is known that causes of skin pigmentation are due to the fact that one can have either too much or not enough melanin in the skin.  

What is Subdermis

The subdermis or also known as the hypodermis is the last layer of the skin. The subdermis lies beneath the dermis and functions to attach the skin to the underlying bone and muscle tissues supplying it with blood vessels and nerves. The subdermis main function is to store fat. The fats serve as a padding and insulation for the body. Generally, the subdermis contains loosely arranged elastic fibers, fibrous bands that anchor the skin to the deep... 

What is Dermis

Dermis is the layer of skin beneath the epidermis that contains connective tissues and functions as a cushion for the body from stress and strain. The dermis is connected tightly to the epidermis through a basement membrane. The dermis contains nerve endings that give you the ability sense touch. The dermis also contains hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, lymphatic vessels and blood vessels. The hair follicle is the part...