•Thin zone of areolar tissue in and near the dermal papilla
•Loosely organized tissue allows for mobility of white blood cells and other defense cells to enter the epidermis if it is compromised (cut, scrape, etc) – we
don’t want bacteria, viruses, etc
to reach our blood vessels found deeper in the dermis!!
•Rich in small blood vessels
- Papillary layer—superficial
- zone of dermis