2 January 2018 Optical coherence tomography for the structural changes detection in aging skin
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Abstract
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique is an extremely powerful tool to detect numerous ophthalmological disorders, such as retinal disorder, and can be applied on other fields. Thus, many OCT systems are developed. For assessment of the skin textures, a cross-sectional (B-scan) spectra domain OCT system is better than an en-face one. However, this kind of commercial OCT system is not available. We designed a brand-new probe of commercial OCT system for evaluating skin texture without destroying the original instrument and it can be restored in 5 minutes. This modification of OCT system retains the advantages of commercial instrument, such as reliable, stable, and safe. Furthermore, the structural changes in aging skin are easily obtained by means of our probe, including larger pores, thinning of the dermis, collagen volume loss, vessel atrophy and flattening of dermal-epidermal junction. We can use this OCT technique in the field of cosmetic medicine such as detecting the skin textures and skin care product effect followup.
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Chih-Ming Cheng, Chih-Ming Cheng, Yu-Fen Chang, Yu-Fen Chang, Hung-Chih Chiang, Hung-Chih Chiang, Chir-Weei Chang, Chir-Weei Chang, } "Optical coherence tomography for the structural changes detection in aging skin", Proc. SPIE 10456, Nanophotonics Australasia 2017, 104565B (2 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2282448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2282448
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