Chapter 3 Anatomy and Organization of Human Skin

Human skin consists of a stratified, cellular epidermis and an underlying dermis of connective tissue [1–5]. The dermal–epidermal junction is undulating in section; ridges of the epidermis, known as rete ridges, project into the dermis. The junction provides mechanical support for the epidermis and acts as a partial barrier against exchange of cells and… CONTINUE READING