Measurement of erythema and tanning responses in human skin using a tri-stimulus colorimeter.

@article{Seitz1988MeasurementOE,
  title={Measurement of erythema and tanning responses in human skin using a tri-stimulus colorimeter.},
  author={Joanne Seitz and C G Whitmore},
  journal={Dermatologica},
  year={1988},
  volume={177 2},
  pages={70-5}
}
A 'Minolta Tri-Stimulus Colorimeter II' was evaluated for obtaining objective measurements of early changes in erythema and tanning. The meter showed a subtle, continuous transition between the primary erythematous response and the delayed tanning of skin which was below the visual threshold for detection. Thereafter, the a* (redness) value of the meter showed a significant linear correlation with the dermatologist's perception of erythema while the b* (yellow) value showed a significant… CONTINUE READING

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