26 February 2015 Microvascular changes during acne lesion initiation and scarring is revealed in vivo using optical microangiography
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Acne is a common skin disease in society and often leads to scarring. In this paper, we demonstrate the capabilities of swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in detecting specific features of acne lesion initiation and scarring on human facial skin in vivo over 30 days. Optical microangiography (OMAG) technique made it possible to image 3D tissue microvasculature changes up to 1 mm depth in vivo without the need of exogenous contrast agents in ~10 seconds. The presented results show promise to facilitate clinical trials of treatment and prognosis of acne vulgaris by detecting cutaneous microvasculature and structural changes within human skin in vivo.
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Utku Baran, Yuandong Li, Woo J. Choi, Ruikang K. Wang, "Microvascular changes during acne lesion initiation and scarring is revealed in vivo using optical microangiography", Proc. SPIE 9303, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XI, 93030J (26 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082717; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2082717
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