In vivo model of the mechanical properties of the human skin under suction.

  title={In vivo model of the mechanical properties of the human skin under suction.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Diridollou and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Patat and Fabrice Gens and Lo{\"i}c Vaillant and David V. Black and Jean-Michel Lagarde and Y. Le Gall and Marceau Berson},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  volume={6 4},
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A new method for the in vivo characterization of the mechanical properties of skin has been developed. This comprises a suction chamber and an ultrasound device to measure both the vertical displacement of the skin's surface, and the skin's thickness. METHODS: A mathematical model of the mechanical behaviour of a taught elastic membrane is used to obtain a set of parameters intrinsic to the skin, such as Young's modulus (E) and the initial stress (sigma0), which reflect the… CONTINUE READING
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