What is the dermis?

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The primary function of the dermis is to sustain and support the epidermis. The dermis is a more complex structure and is composed of 2 layers, the more superficial papillary dermis, and the deeper reticular dermis. These are formed by interlacing collagen and elastic fibers. These fibers produce skin tone as well as providing resilience and strength for the skin. The skin is characterized by deepening lines as we age, these are a consequence of the direction of collagen forming in a specific region, creating tension lines (cleavage lines) and wrinkling of the skin. The papillary dermis is thinner, consisting of loose connective tissue containing capillaries, elastic fibers, reticular...
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