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Dermatology Basics

Do you want to know more about your skin, hair, or nails? This is the place to look for the basic information to get you started. Learn more about how your skin works so you can better understand what happens when it doesn't work right. Don't forget to check out the glossary if you need to look up a medical term.
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  2. Skin Anatomy (3)

Your skin is a very complicated organ that serves many functions. This is the place to start if you want to learn about skin.

Skin Anatomy
The skin made up of three layers - the dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Find out more about skin anatomy here.

The Biology of Hair
Hair is made up of 2 structures - the follicle and the hair shaft. Find out more about the anatomy of hair and how it functions.

Nail Anatomy
Fingernails and toenails are made of more than just the nail we see. Find out more about nail anatomy and growth.

Stratum Corneum Anatomy - The Key to Healthy, Attractive Skin
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. These illustrations will take you through the important components of the stratum corneum that perform this complex barrier function.

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