Quantification of changes in skin hydration and sebum after tape stripping using infrared spectroscopy

A. Ezerskaia, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, Babu Varghese

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Abstract

Skin barrier function relies on well balanced water and lipid system of stratum corneum. Optimal hydration and oiliness levels are indicators of skin health and integrity. We demonstrate an accurate and sensitive depth profiling of stratum corneum sebum and hydration levels using short wave infrared spectroscopy in the spectral range around 1720 nm. We demonstrate that short wave infrared spectroscopic technique combined with tape stripping can provide morequantitative and more reliable skin barrier function information in the low hydration regime, compared to conventional biophysical methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages7
Volume10037
ISBN (Electronic)9781510605152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventPhotonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 28 Jan 201729 Jan 2017

Conference

ConferencePhotonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period28/01/1729/01/17

Keywords

  • Hydration
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • lipids
  • tape stripping

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