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Standardized Testing for Skin Damage

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TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, Dec. 17, 2012 — Beauty is only skin deep, and now scientists can use a laser microscopy technique to gauge a person’s true age from his/her most shallow layer — the skin. The method could provide a standardized way to measure the extent of skin damage and the effectiveness of anti-aging skin products. The technique, harmonic generation microscopy (HGM), was developed by researchers at National Taiwan University and used to peer harmlessly beneath the skin surface of 52 subjects between the ages of 19 and 79 to measure natural age-related changes in the sizes of skin cells. The researchers...Read full article

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