Human hypodermis

This layer, most often referred to as the subcutaneous layer, is frequently dominated by adipose cells. The adipose cells are imbedded in the loose connective tissue which is the supportive material in the hypodermis. Many of the structures that exist in the dermis can also be observed in the hypodermis, including branches of blood vessels and nerves, bases of hair follicles, sweat glands, and special nerve endings. The hypodermis is in contact with special connective tissues that cover the deeper tissues of the body, such as bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.