Pain

Subject: Skin Sensory Receptors / Pain

What? – The integumentary system has these skin sensory receptors that help us feel pain. These sensory receptors detect pain all throughout the body. Sensory receptors are found in the skin throughout the entire body.

Why? History – To detect pain that may cause damage. Allow us to know when something is uncomfortable or potentially dangerous and damaging to the body. It allows us to take our body out of the situation before more harm is done. The integumentary system has these skin sensory receptors that help us feel pain. It allows us to know when something is uncomfortable and hurting us. Without them, we wouldn’t know when there is harm done to the body.

How does it relate to skin? – They detect pain to all of the body and can cause extreme damage to skin. Pain can prevent damage to the skin are let us know there has been damage done to the skin so repairs need to be made. Sensory receptors are in the skin and all over to the body so the body can feel pain anywhere. Even though we do not enjoy it, but when experiencing pain is the body telling us we are in danger. The sensory receptors detect pain all throughout the body.

Where does it typically occur? – There are millions of these receptors in the whole body that sense sharp and dull pain. Pain can occur all over the body at the site of cuts or an area where too much pressure has been applied. It senses heat and extreme cold all over the body as well and acts to protect the skin against both. There are millions and millions of these sensory receptors in our entire body. They can sense any type of pain whether it’s a little tingle or excruciating. Your body also reacts to extreme hot or cold temperatures as well.

When? Indications – When the person is touched they may or may not sense pain depending on damage to these receptors. Pain tolerance level differs from person to person depending on the condition of the receptors. Anytime the skin comes in contact with something that causes the receptors to react. Whether you’re being touched, touching extremely hot or cold objects, or anything in that sort, you’re sensory receptors are doing its job.

Who benefits from this? – People have different pain tolerances unique to them which allow the person to hopefully not get hurt. Everyone can benefit from these receptors. All people benefit from receptors because they protect the body against things that will cause harm to it. Every human and animal benefits from having sensory receptors because without them we could be in complete danger and not know it.

What causes this? – Quick reactions can help to avoid damage to the person. This will result in something minor instead of something with lasting damage in most cases. Receptors are specialized cells that receive their information from neurons and nerve fibers.

How? Solutions (Mechanical) – A cut or scrape, and extractions. Certain products are not good to have when there is broken skin present. It could cause more pain on the client so it is good to avoid areas with open wounds. When having a cut or scrape, certain products may sting or hurt. If seeing an injury, the esthetician should ask if it’s fresh and if they want them to avoid it, or if the area is still sensitive.

How? Solutions (Non Mechanical) – A client can let the esthetician know if they are in pain before or after a treatment. Example: Chemical exfoliation treatment can let the esthetician know if they are in pain before or after a treatment. Example: Chemical exfoliation treatment. This is why it is good to always talk to the client during the procedure to make sure they are comfortable and they are not in a lot of pain. If you are seeing an esthetician for a facial or body treatment, there are a bunch of different machines that can be used. This is why the esthetician asks your pain tolerance, how fast you’ll burn in the sun without SPF, because of these machines they use can be harmful if used incorrectly.

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