11 February 2010 The importance of optical methods for non-invasive measurements in the skin care industry
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Proceedings Volume 7561, Optical Biopsy VII; 75610X (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840938
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are concerned with treating skin disease, as well as maintaining and promoting skin health. They are dealing with a unique tissue that defines our body in space. As such, skin provides not only the natural boundary with the environment inhibiting body dehydration as well as penetration of exogenous aggressors to the body, it is also ideally situated for optical measurements. A plurality of spectroscopic and imaging methods is being used to understand skin physiology and pathology and document the effects of topically applied products on the skin. The obvious advantage of such methods over traditional biopsy techniques is the ability to measure the cutaneous tissue in vivo and non-invasively. In this work, we will review such applications of various spectroscopy and imaging methods in skin research that is of interest the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Examples will be given on the importance of optical techniques in acquiring new insights about acne pathogenesis and infant skin development.
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Georgios N. Stamatas, "The importance of optical methods for non-invasive measurements in the skin care industry", Proc. SPIE 7561, Optical Biopsy VII, 75610X (11 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840938; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840938
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