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Topic Title: What's in your skin?
Created On: 07/27/2009 10:00 AM
 
 09/16/2013 12:10 PM

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marie33

It is important to be careful, especially when addressing changes that involve the face.

Some people like skin piercing, but scarring can result. One particular type of scar that might form is called a hypertropic scar. This type of scar usually develops after a trauma (for example, surgery, skin piercing) and can become raised, red, and visibly bumpy. Actually, it may even get worse within the next six months or so.

Fortunately, hypertropic scars do tend to improve after a year or two, at least at some level. Still, they typically will not disappear on their own.
 05/30/2012 03:26 PM

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Cher777

I agree, the skin is a fascinating organ that acts as a safeguarding measure for the rest of the body. Nonetheless, many of us, at least at one point or another in our lives, abuse this precious protectant. [br][br]Case in point? When I was younger, I used to bake in the sun. Now my face skin suffers from hyperpigmentation and minor scarring. Some people never learn that excessive sun exposure is unhealthy and end up with skin cancer. [br][br]At the same time, many of us put parabens on our skin, anbd this is not beneficial, either. Chemicals can seep through the skin to other parts of the body. Naturally, that is not a good thing.
 07/27/2009 10:00 AM

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awartonick

The skin is an intricate, multi-layered organ, whose main function is to act as a protective barrier against outside organisms that can be potentially harmful to your body. The skin has numerous cells and structures, all which help to protect your body from dangerous diseases by supporting your immune system and maintaining a healthy temperature. The skin plays an active role in collecting sensory information from the outside environment to ensure that your body is responding appropriately to any potential harm. Learning about the functions for the various layers of your skin is an important aspect of understanding scars.

The Skin Anatomy resource in the Education Center provides some great information about this topic. To learn more details about the specific layers of your skin, visit here: http://www.scars1.com/Education_Center/Skin_Anatomy

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