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Visual versus spectroscopic analysis of skin color reactions: separation of contributing chromophores
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Paper Abstract

Skin reactions to stimuli such as UV irradiation include vascular changes and stimulation of melanin production. Both reactions alter the color appearance of the skin. Skin color reactions were evaluated visually by a trained dermatologist and using a diffuse reflectance spectrometer in the visible range. Our results provide strong evidence that mixed vascular and pigment reactions cannot be visually separated. The involvement of each chromophore can only be identified spectroscopically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4613, Optical Biopsy IV, (1 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465258
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Georgios Stamatas, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products (United States)
Nikiforos Kollias, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4613:
Optical Biopsy IV
Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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