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Mechanical Measurements in Assessing Aging

  • H. G. Vogel

Abstract

The age of an individual is estimated by his appearance, and particularly of his skin. In a negative sense age is related to the wrinkles and flaccidity of the skin. On the positive side youth is related to soft skin with high turgor. It seems reasonable to estimate age by measuring the mechanical properties of skin. In this respect, many attempts have been made using various methods, with contradictory results. A critical judgement seems necessary on the methods hitherto used.

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Human Skin Ultimate Load Skin Thickness Body Axis Mechanical Measurement 
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  • H. G. Vogel
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  1. 1.Hoechst AG Geschäftsbereich PharmaFfm 80Germany

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