21 February 2018 The use of optical coherence tomography to analyze the efficacy of skin care products
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In this study, we assess the applicability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for non-invasive imaging of skin morphology for the assessment of efficacy of cosmetic skin wrinkle-reduction products in humans. Evaluation of skin care products for reduction of facial wrinkles is largely limited to photographic (non-quantitative) comparison of skin surface texture before and after either single or prolonged application of skin care product. OCT could be a technique for monitoring changes in cross-sectional skin morphology. An optical attenuation coefficient analysis is also carried out to quantitatively study the changes in different layers of the skin.
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Sarosh Irani, Sarosh Irani, Zahra Turani, Zahra Turani, Audrey Fotouhi, Audrey Fotouhi, Steven Daveluy, Steven Daveluy, Darius Mehregan, Darius Mehregan, Wei Chen, Wei Chen, Juri Gelovani, Juri Gelovani, Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, } "The use of optical coherence tomography to analyze the efficacy of skin care products", Proc. SPIE 10467, Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2018, 1046715 (21 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291404; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291404
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