The skin is the largest organ in the Human body and has a surface area of approximately 1.6 to 2m sq. Its total weight accounts for 1/6th of body weight and thickness varies the thinnest areas are the chin, eyelids, and chin and thickest being the sole of the foot.
Various structures are as a result of the skin which include sweat, nails and hair and sebaceous glands which facilitates the functions of the skin to perform efficiently and effectively.
What are the functions of the skin? These include the following:
- Temperature and Heat Control
- Protection (e.g., harmful rays from the sun)
- Secretion and Excretion
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKIN TISSUE
The skin consists of 3 Main layers.
Epidermis; about 0.0mm – 0.1mm
Microblading (0.08mm – 0.15mm)
Dermis; about 0.1mm – 1mm
Micropigmentation (Semi-Permanent Make up) (0.3mm – 0.8mm)
Hypodermis / Subcutaneous; about 1 – 3mm
Permanent Tattoos (2 – 3mm)