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.
|Status||Udgivet - 1 jan. 1990|