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Analysis of human skin tissue by a skin-meter: A preliminary study

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Author(s): Sergio Mazzulla | Annarita Carino | Antonino Miano | Fiorenzo Mignini | Giovanni Bartolomei | Guglielmo Martino

Journal: Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
ISSN 2162-2159

Volume: 02;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Skin Meter | Elasticity | Skin Parameters | Spinning

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to evaluate the skin elasticity in individuals who practise spinning. Mechanical eva- luations were conducted, under environmental and physical established conditions, during a physical training period. A total of 12 volunteers aged 35 ± 5 years were enrolled in this study, (60 min) before (control) and (60 min) after practicing spinning. Skin elasticity and area were measured by a Skin Meter and analysed with the Skin Meter software 1.3. In subjects who practiced spinning, the data shown a sig-nificant effect: on elasticity, evaluated as the ratio of final retraction (UA) and final distension (UF), on viscoelasticity express as the ratio delayed distension (UV) and immediate distension (UE); and on measurements of skin area vs control subjects. Skin Meter can be useful for a non-invasive screening of skin condition with also a potential extension in subjects with skin pathologies or to monitor skin oxidative stress in sportive subjects.
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