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Analysis of yellowish skin color from an optical image and the development of 3D Skin Chroma Diagram(™)
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PMID:  25393900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study was conducted to define yellowish skin color, which is a major concern of Asian women, and to develop a 3D skin-pigment color model.
METHODS: A total of 22 Korean females were enrolled in this study. These women were asked to use a functional cosmetic product with whitening agents for 8 weeks. We photographed the subsurface reflection of each subject's face using polarized light. The color of the subsurface reflection is a result of diffusive light transports that are attenuated by various skin pigments such as melanin, hemoglobin, and skin base colors. In this subsurface photo image, we eliminated the color effects of melanin and hemoglobin distribution by skin color analysis resulting in skin base color. Based on a variety of observed skin base colors from which the melanin and hemoglobin pigments have been removed, we defined a standard skin color for the entire subject group, and then, we gained a particular yellowish skin color by excluding the standard skin color from the skin base color again.
RESULTS: After applying whitening cosmetic products, the amount of melanin and hemoglobin was reduced by 7.3% and 18.6%, respectively. Also, through using our new analysis method, yellowish skin color has been improved by 2.8%. We showed the improvement on 3D Skin Chroma Diagram(™) three-dimensionally.
CONCLUSION: It became possible to diagnose yellowish color on human skin and to analyze the improvement in skin tone both quantitatively and visually.
J Y Han; E J Kim; H K Lee; M J Kim; G W Nam
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  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 (ISSI)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0846     ISO Abbreviation:  Skin Res Technol     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504453     Medline TA:  Skin Res Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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