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12 May 1995 Optothermal skin hydration measurement in the presence of topically applied substances
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Although the direct measurement of in-vivo stratum corneum hydration is relatively straightforward using the technique of opto-thermal transient emission radiometry, assessing the effect of a topically applied substance can be complex. The substance itself may change over time and may also contribute to the measured opto-thermal signal. The method developed to account for these changes uses concurrent in-vivo and in-vitro measurements. It is illustrated with topically applied petroleum jelly, dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) and an anti- perspirant. The petroleum jelly caused an increase in stratum corneum hydration, whilst DMSO caused a decrease, which recovers over 90 minutes. The anti-perspirant was applied before exercising and, whilst an untreated site became more hydrated, the treated site was found to become drier.
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Ravindar M.S. Bindra, Robert E. Imhof, P. Xiao, and Jeremy J. Andrews "Optothermal skin hydration measurement in the presence of topically applied substances", Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995);

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