What is the location and the function of the subcutaneous layer?
Subcutaneous layer is adipose tissue and is a distinct layer beneath skin. It is also called the hypodermis. (NOT REALLY SKIN BUT UNDERLINING TISSUES).
The structure is composed of adipose tissue & blood vessels.
The function is insulation.
The human skin is made up of three basic layers ; the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis(middle layer) beneath the epidermis and the subcutaneous layer beneath the dermis. The subcutaneous layers are fat cells and connective tissue that carry the blood vessels and nerves. It is located below the epidermis and the dermis, in that order, and is the third and final layer and consists primarily of loose connective tissue and lobules of fat.
The fat layer under the skin is also known as the subcutaneous layer and is the deepest layer of skin under the epidermis and the dermis. The fat layer helps to insulate the body from both heat and cold and it provides a storage area for energy as well as providing a protective layer of padding to help protect internal structures of the body.