Subcutaneous Layer

Subcutaneous Layer

• Anchors the Skin to underlying Organs

•  Formation and storage of fat – shock absorber, insulates deeper tissue from extreme temperature.

• Consists of Adipose Tissue

Adipose Tissue

• Fibrous connective tissue containing fat

• Mayor energy reserve

• Supports and protect organs

• Excess food is converted to fats and stored in these cells

• Reduces loss of heat

Areolar Tissue

• Loose connective tissue

• Contains collagen and elastin

• Elastic and flexible

• Binds skin to underlying skin

• Adipose tissue forms the bulk of the subcutaneous layer however Areolar Tissue (Collagen and Elastin) is needed to bind the Tissue together giving it elasticity and Flexibility