Quantification of skin wrinkles using low coherence interferometry

Jung Taek Oh, Beop Min Kim, Sang Ryoon Son, Sang Won Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Youn Soo Kim

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We measure the skin wrinkle topology by means of low coherence interferometry (LCI), which forms the basis of the optical coherence tomography (OCT). The skin topology obtained using LCI and corresponding 2-D fast Fourier transform allow quantification of skin wrinkles. It took approximately 2 minutes to obtain 2.1 mm × 2.1 mm topological image with 4 μm and 16 μm resolutions in axial and transverse directions, respectively. Measurement examples show the particular case of skin contour change after -wrinkle cosmeceutical treatments and atopic dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Jan 262004 Jan 28


  • Cosmeceutics
  • Low coherence interferometry
  • Skin topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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