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Skin is the outermost layer of the body ,and it consists of two layers; epidermis and the second layer the dermis .There is another layer the (third layer) beneath the dermis called superficial fascia or subcutaneous tissue. I want to know that is superficial facia a part of skin.?Can we say that fascia is another name of skin?

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The superficial fascia is the lowermost layer of the skin found in nearly all parts of the body and it usually blends with the reticular region of the dermis. But that doesn't mean it's a part of the dermis. The subcutaneous tissue/hypodermis/superficial fascia is NOT part of the skin but lies beneath the dermis of the skin. Therefore, it can't be used as an alternative name for the skin.

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