Milady Cosmetology Chapter 7
Skin Structure & Growth
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Tissue that gives smoothness and contour to the body, contains fats for use as energy, and also acts as a protective cushion for the outer skin.
Basal Cell Layer
Also known as the stratum germinativum layer; the deepest, live layer of the epidermis that produces new epidermal skin cells and is responsible for growth.
Nutritive fluid circulating through the circulatory system (heart, veins, arteries, and capillaries) to supply oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues, and to remove carbon dioxide and waste from them.
Fibrous protein that gives the skin form and strength.
Pore impaction that could lead to an acne papule or pustule.
Physician engaged in the science of treating the skin, including its structures, functions, and diseases.
Medical branch of science that deals with the study of skin and its nature, structure, functions, diseases, and treatment.
Underlying or inner layer of the skin; also called the derma, corium, cutis, or true skin.
Protein base similar to collagen that forms elastic tissue.
The top of the papillary layer where it joins the epidermis.
Outermost layer of the skin; also called cuticle.
Specialist in the cleansing, preservation of health, and beautification of the skin and body.
Fiber protein that is the principal component of hair and nails.
Tiny grains of pigment (coloring matter) deposited in the basal cell layer of the epidermis and papillary layers of the dermis.
Motor Nerve Fibers
Distributed to the arrector pili muscles attached to the hair follicles.
Outer layer of the dermis, directly beneath the epidermis.
Deeper layer of the dermis that supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients; contains cells, vessels, glands, and follicles.
Prescription cream for acne.
Oil glands of the skin connected to hair follicles.
Coiled base of sweat glands.
Secretory Nerve Fibers
Distributed to the sweat and oil glands of the skin.
Sensory Nerve Fibers
React to heat, cold, touch, pressure, and pain. These sensory receptors send messages to the brain.
Outer layer of the epidermis.
Also known as the basal cell layer, the deepest live layer of the epidermis that produces new epidermal skin cells and is responsible for growth.
Granual layer of the epidermis.
Clear, transparent layer just under the skin surface.
Spiny layer of the epidermis.
Fatty layer found below the dermis that gives smoothness and contour to the body, contains fat for use as energy, and also acts as a protective cushion for the outer skin; also called adipose or subcutis tissue.
Sweat glands of the skin.
Small epidermal structures with nerve endings that are sensitive to touch and pressure.
Aids in the health, function, and repair of skin cells.
Is needed for proper repair of the skin and various tissues.
Promotes the health and rapid healing of the skin.
Helps fight against, and protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun's rays.
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