The Subcutaneous layer, which is made up of subcutaneous
tissue, is the deepest layer of the skin and consists mainly of fat cells known
as adipose.These fat cells act as shock absorbers and protect the body from
mechanical trauma.They also work as
heat insulators and help to keep body temperatures stable.
loss of this layer causes facial sagging and is responsible for the formation of the deep wrinkles
especially associated with old age and the aging
An over developed subcutaneous layer leads to obesity but on the other end of the scale, wasting of the subcutaneous layer will cause skin wrinkling, sagging and premature aging.
You need your skin to be padded with sufficient fat pads
in the subcutaneous layer to keep it plumped up and young looking.
Diagram Showing the Three Layers of the Skin
the dermis and the subcutaneous layer:
Above is a drawing of the layers of skin and associated glands and vessels (epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer [fatty tissue], blood vessels, follicle, oil gland, sweat gland). Source:
National Cancer Institute
Skin Model Video
This video contains more information on the three
layers of the skin - the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer.
The skin video is quite slow loading so press play,
then pause it and let it load fully and it should play straight through without
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