Is the dermis rich in blood vessels and nerve fibers?

1 Answer
Aug 28, 2017

Answer is definitely YES.


  • Skin has superficial epidermis which is stratified epithelium sitting on basement membrane (BM). Below the non-cellular BM there lies dermis.
  • Dermis is rich in blood capillaries and nerve endings (epidermis lacks both, nutrition is supplied to epidermal cells through diffusion).
  • Blood brings in both oxygen and nutrients to skin. Blood circulation in skin also has role in maintaining temperature of body.
  • Nerve endings help to feel pressure, heat, etc. Please read this to know morw: