What are the different skin layers?

Did you know the skin is made up of multiple layers? Different skin conditions can affect these layers and often require specialized facial treatments or procedures.

Depending on each patient’s skin concern, the skin experts at New Age Spa will determine which treatment will provide an effective remedy for the affected skin layers.

The skin you’re in

The skin is more than just our outermost shell! It protects the body from harmful bacteria, microbes and elements. The skin is also vital for regulating body temperature! It allows us the privilege of sensations such as touch and experience warm and cold.

As the most significant external organ of the body, taking up around 20 square feet, the skin requires unique and specialized care from dermatological experts and skin care professionals. 

Understanding the skin layers

The skin is made up of three distinct layers. The first two main layers contain the melanocyte cells, producing the skin’s colour and tone. The third layer, sometimes called the subcutaneous fat, provides more essential self-sustaining purposes.


  1. Epidermis – The outermost layer of the skin. The epidermis provides water-proof protection for the body. In addition, the epidermis is where you’ll find the melanin that creates each person’s unique skin tone.


  1. Dermis – The dermis is where the connective tissue is found. Here is the home of hair follicles and sweat glands.


  1. Subcutaneous Tissue – The third and deepest skin layers are connective tissue and fat. This layer provides a shock-absorbing protective cushion for the organs and insulation to keep the body warm.

Common skin conditions 

Being sensitive to external toxins and irritants and hormonal changes, and diet, many patients experience a range of common skin conditions. 

Common skin conditions of the epidermis

  • Dermatitis
  • Rash
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Rosacea

Common skin conditions of the dermis

  • Dermoid cysts
  • Cellulitis 
  • Rhytides (wrinkles)

The common skin condition of the subcutis

  • Panniculitis (an inflammation issue usually found in infants)

While sometimes frustrating or even chronic, most common skin concerns can be easily treated at our medical spa locations with facial or body are treatments performed by our skincare specialists. 

Skincare at New Age Spa in Montreal and Laval

A complimentary consultation appointment and skin analysis will allow our team at New Age Spa to direct you towards the right skin treatments or procedures for your skin concerns. Understanding your skin type is the first step towards beautiful skin that feels young and radiant.

We’re here to help! Ask us about our variety of skincare treatments, such as facials and body care. Your best skin ever is waiting! Contact us today to book your initial consultation visit and learn about the many ways we can help you start your journey to unique, healthy-looking skin that glows and feels incredible.

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