the_face - The Face-1Skin of the Face The skin of the face is Elastic Vascular(bleed profusely however heal rapidly Rich in sweat and sebaceous

the_face - The Face-1Skin of the Face The skin of the face...

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3 - Deep fascia: is absent (except over the parotid gland & buccopharngeal fascia covering the buccinator muscle ) The Face 1 - Skin of the Face The skin of the face is : Elastic Vascular (bleed profusely however heal rapidly ) Rich in sweat and sebaceous glands ( can cause acne in adults ) It is connected to the underlying bones by loose connective tissue, in which are embedded the muscles of facial expression 2 - Superficial fascia of the face Contains : a-facial muscles b-vessels & nerves c-fat tissue (absent in the eye lids but it is well developed in the cheeks )
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Skin tension lines which follow the furrows (a line or wrinkle on a person's face ) formed when the skin is relaxed are known as relaxed skin tension lines’ (Borges & Alexander 1962 .) In the living face, these lines frequently (but not always) coincide with wrinkle lines and can therefore act as a guide in planning elective incisions . relaxed skin tension lines
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When lesions on the face such as scars, pigmented lesions and skin cancers are excised , the dimensions of these lesions often require excision as an ellipse , so that the resulting defect can be closed as a straight line . it is important to make the long axis of the ellipse parallel to the natural relaxed skin tension lines , so that the scar will look like a natural skin crease To get the best results
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1 Three large muscles 2 Many small muscles General features 1 - They lie within the superficial fascia 2 - They take their origin from the facial bones 3 - They are inserted into the skin 4 - They are arranged around the three openings of the face namely, the orbit, nose, and mouth either as sphincters or dilators 5 - They are supplied by the facial nerve 6 - Embryologically, they are originating from the mesoderm of the second branchial arch and therefore are supplied by the facial nerve 7- Can be divided into two groups Muscles of the face : muscles of the facial expression
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1 Buccinator muscle 2 Orbicularis oris muscle 3 Orbicularis occuli muscle 2 - Many small muscles such as : Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi Levator labii superioris Zygomaticus minor Zygomaticus major Levator anguli oris Risorius Depressor anguli oris Depressor labii inferioris Mentalis Platysma 1 - Three large muscles
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  • Fall '16
  • Facial nerve, Parotid gland, external carotid artery, Superficial temporal artery

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