Epidermal hydration and skin mechanics. The relationship between electrical capacitance and the mechanical properties of human skin in vivo

G. B.E. Jemec, J. Serup

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    Abstract

    The possible relationship between skin capacitance and the mechanical properties of the skin was studied using non-invasive techniques. Skin hydration was changed by soaking skin with tap water. Hydration of the skin increased the capacitance significantly (p < 0.01) and hysteresis (creeping phenomenon) (p < 0.01). The elasticity of the skin was reduced by hydration (p < 0.01). Capacitance was found to be a poor predictor of the mechanical properties of untreated skin; while increases in hysteresis (creeping phenomenon) and decreases in elasticity were significantly (p < 0.0001) related to changes in the capacitance of hydrated skin.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)245-247
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftActa Dermato-Venereologica
    Vol/bind70
    Udgave nummer3
    StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1990

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