An objective device for measuring surface roughness of skin and scars.

  title={An objective device for measuring surface roughness of skin and scars.},
  author={Monica C. T. Bloemen and Maaike S van Gerven and Martijn B. A. van der Wal and Pauline D. H. M. Verhaegen and Esther Middelkoop},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={64 4},
BACKGROUND Scar formation remains a major clinical problem; therefore, various therapies have been developed to improve scar quality. To evaluate the effectiveness of these therapies, objective measurement tools are necessary. An appropriate, objective measuring instrument for assessment of surface roughness is not yet available in a clinical setting. The Phaseshift Rapid In Vivo Measurement of the Skin (PRIMOS) (GFMesstechnik GmbH, Teltow, Germany) could be such an instrument. This device… CONTINUE READING
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