Sandy decided to visit the dermatologist for her first chemical peel as a way to exfoliate her skin. Sandy’s dermatologist recommended she remove the dead skin cells that clog the surface of her skin to help her maintain healthy skin. In fact, her doctor shared that chemical peels speed up the production of new skin cells. Sandy is curious and asks the doctor to tell her more about the cells in her body.
If you were the doctor, how would you respond to Sandy? Consider the following when answering:
How do cells repair themselves?
What are the different organelles that make up our cells? What are their functions?