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


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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Mazzulla, S. , Carino, A. , Miano, A. , Mignini, F. , Bartolomei, G. and Martino, G. (2012) Analysis of human skin tissue by a skin-meter: A preliminary study. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 2, 107-111. doi: 10.4236/ojmip.2012.24015.

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