Structure of Skin and Hair Follicles

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


The skin consists of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the surface layer, exposed to the outside world. Beneath it is the dermal layer, which lies above the subcutaneous tissue level. Epidermal thickness over the body is 0.1–0.15mm, quite thin, except for the epidermis of the heel and the palm of the hand, which is a bit thicker. The dermis is generally thicker than the epidermis, measuring 1–2 mm (Fig. 1.1).


Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Dermal Papilla Root Sheath Outer Root Sheath 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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