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Your skin is truly amazing. You may not give much thought to your skin, but that does not mean that it’s not working hard for you every minute of every day. Medically termed the Integumentary System, your skin is more than just a body covering for your bones, muscles, and organs. Your skin is actually an organ itself – the largest organ of your body! Learning about how your skin functions and its primary roles can help you live a healthier life because your skin plays a vital role in your overall health.

Your skin’s appearance may define your ancestry, but there is a lot more to your skin than its outer appearance. Here are some surprising facts about your skin that will give you a new appreciation for this truly complex organ.

  • The average adult has nearly 21 square feet of skin that cover 11 miles of blood vessels.
  • Skin accounts for approximately 15% of your body weight.
  • There are around 300 million skin cells on your body. A single square inch of skin has about 19 million cells and 300 sweat glands.
  • Your skin renews itself every 28 days.
  • You shed about 9 pounds of dead skin cells every year.
  • Some of the dust in your home is probably dead skin.
  • The thickest skin is found on your feet.
  • The thinnest skin is found on your eyelids.
  • Skin can become thicker if exposed to repeated friction, forming a callus.
  • Your skin is home to more than 1,000 species of bacteria.
  • Some of the nerves in your skin are connected to muscles to help you react quickly to extreme temperature or pain.
  • Sleep is vital for healthy, vibrant skin.
  • Taking good care of your skin is essential to a healthy life.

These surprising facts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the largest bodily organ. Kayal Dermatology’s skincare experts have the knowledge and compassion to help you take care of your skin. We treat patients of all ages. Contact our practice today.

Posted on behalf of Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

FAX: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm