Bioengineering of the Skin: Methods and Instrumentation, Volume III, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bioengineering of the Skin

Methods and Instrumentation, Volume III, 1st Edition

Edited by Enzo Berardesca, Peter Elsner, Klaus-Peter Wilhelm, Howard I. Maibach

CRC Press

160 pages

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Hardback: 9780849383748
pub: 1995-09-11
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Skin bioengineering is an expanding field of investigative and clinical dermatology. This guide describes all commercially available techniques and instruments. It provides a thorough overview of methods for noninvasive investigation of skin function. Commercially available instruments are reviewed and compared, with updated references given for each instrument. This book offers a technical analysis of each instrument, allowing investigators to understand its biophysical principles and to make better purchases of lab instruments. Addresses of manufacturers and worldwide distributors are included, making this an essential reference source.

Chapters are written by international experts. Topics include transepidermal water loss, hydration, the measurement of skin blood flow in Laser-Doppler flowetry, sebum, pH and ions, and transcutaneous pO2 and pO2 measurements. Skin color, roughness, and elasticity are examined in detail. Skin imaging techniques, capillaroscopy, and fluorescence videomicroscopy are described. Instruments for surface microscopy of the skin are also discussed.

Bioengineering of the Skin explains state-of-the-art techniques and is valuable reading for anyone who needs to stay abreast of the latest activities in this ever-changing field.

Table of Contents

Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), F. Distante and E. Berardesca

Hydration, F. Distante and E. Berardesca

Measurement of Skin Blood Flow by Laser-Doppler Flowmetry, L. Bernandi and E. Berardesca

Skin Color, P. Elsner


ChromaMeter and Micro Color

DermaSpectrometer and Erythema Meter

Roughness, U. Müller

Skin Elasticity, P. Elsner


Cutometer SEM 474

DPE System

Dermaflex A.

Skin Imaging Techniques, J. Serup

Sebum, P. Elsner




pH and Ions, J. Welzel

Transcutaneous pO2 and pO2 Measurements, S. Roszinski

Instruments for Surface Microscopy of the Skin, J.F. Kreusch

Capillaroscopy and Fluorescence Videomicroscopy, M. Junger, M. Hahn, T. Klyscz, and M.F. Jung

About the Series

Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology