Long-term evaluation of collagen and elastin following infrared (1100 to 1800 nm) irradiation.

@article{Tanaka2009LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term evaluation of collagen and elastin following infrared (1100 to 1800 nm) irradiation.},
  author={Yohei Tanaka and Kiyoshi Matsuo and Shunsuke Yuzuriha},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={
          708-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Infrared irradiation stimulates collagen production, but histological differences in its long-term effects on type I versus type III collagen and elastin in human tissue are unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of infrared irradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS In vivo human tissues in sun-protected and sun-exposed areas were irradiated with infrared. Histological samples were analyzed, and visual changes were assessed up to 90 days post-treatment. RESULTS Infrared… CONTINUE READING
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