High Resolution Imaging of Acne Lesion Development and Scarring in Human Facial Skin Using OCT-Based Microangiography


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Baran U., Li Y., Choi W. J. , KALKAN G., Wang R. K.

LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE, vol.47, no.3, pp.231-238, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lsm.22339
  • Journal Name: LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-238

Abstract

Background and ObjectiveAcne is a common skin disease that often leads to scarring. Collagen and other tissue damage from the inflammation of acne give rise to permanent skin texture and microvascular changes. In this study, we demonstrate the capabilities of optical coherence tomography-based microangiography in detecting high-resolution, three-dimensional structural, and microvascular features of in vivo human facial skin during acne lesion initiation and scar development.