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Optical coherence tomography for the structural changes detection in aging skin
Author(s): Chih-Ming Cheng; Yu-Fen Chang; Hung-Chih Chiang; Chir-Weei Chang
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Paper Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique is an extremely powerful tool to detect numerous ophthalmological disorders, such as retinal disorder, and can be applied on other fields. Thus, many OCT systems are developed. For assessment of the skin textures, a cross-sectional (B-scan) spectra domain OCT system is better than an en-face one. However, this kind of commercial OCT system is not available. We designed a brand-new probe of commercial OCT system for evaluating skin texture without destroying the original instrument and it can be restored in 5 minutes. This modification of OCT system retains the advantages of commercial instrument, such as reliable, stable, and safe. Furthermore, the structural changes in aging skin are easily obtained by means of our probe, including larger pores, thinning of the dermis, collagen volume loss, vessel atrophy and flattening of dermal-epidermal junction. We can use this OCT technique in the field of cosmetic medicine such as detecting the skin textures and skin care product effect followup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10456, Nanophotonics Australasia 2017, 104565B (2 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2282448
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Chih-Ming Cheng, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Yu-Fen Chang, Noble Medical Cosmetic Ctr., Tao Shin Hospital (Taiwan)
Hung-Chih Chiang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Chir-Weei Chang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10456:
Nanophotonics Australasia 2017
James W. M. Chon; Baohua Jia, Editor(s)

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