Skin Disorders

The skin consists of three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and the fat layer. The epidermis is an extremely thin top layer that we most associate with the term “skin.” The dermis is immediately below the epidermis and is home to hair follicles, sweat glands, and small blood carrying capillaries. The bottom fat layer contains just that, along with blood vessels and nerves. The skin is responsible for regulating the body’s temperature, sensing stimuli, preventing substances from entering the body, and acting as a protective shield from the sun’s harmful effects.