dermis dermis  /ˈdɜr məs/


  • (n) the deep vascular inner layer of the skin


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  1. At the same time, the dermis begins to lose much of the moisture it once retained, and it becomes parched, withered and incapable of keeping the outer skin taut.
  2. The idea is to heat up the underlying dermis, stimulating fibroblast cells to produce collagen, which pushes out fine wrinkles and scars.
  3. But if the burn is third degree and destroys the dermis down to fat and muscle, skin grafts are needed for effective healing.


  • Weekly challenge: summerproof your skin

    Summer weather has finally arrived in Boston, and you’ll likely need to make some adjustments to your skin care routine as you head to the sandy beach or a chlorinated pool. Here’s how to maintain the health of your dermis.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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  • "UVB is responsible for sunburn. This light is high in energy with short wave lengths that reach the outer skin layers and the dermis, the skin's supporting structure, causing cellular damage to DNA which can cause skin cancer," explains Dr....
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Nick Lowe Source: Daily Mail

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