Prepared in consultation with UC Irvine Regional Burn Center. Current skin burn classi­fi­ca­tions of super­ficial, partial thick­ness, full thick­ness and deep tissue can be viewed in rela­tion to legacy 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree classi­fi­ca­tions in vibrant detail.

A promi­nent hand has super­fi­cial, partial thick­ness, full thick­ness and deep tissue burns labeled. Side-by-side cutaway artwork compares epidermis, dermis and subcu­ta­neous tissue for normal through 4th degree burns, with destruc­tion of the hair follicles. ©2013