The integumentary system is an essential organ system, separating the external environment from the internal environment of the human body. As such, this system protects the body from the invasion of harmful substances, helping to maintain homeostasis. There are many medical procedures that affect the integumentary system, including hair transplants, lipoplasty, rhytidectomy, chemical peels, and collagen injections.
For your initial post, address the following:
- Pick an integumentary procedure, either from the list above or from another procedure of your choice, and describe it.
- Describe the reasons an individual would undergo the procedure and any possible complications.
- Explain the direct and indirect effects the procedure has on the integumentary system.