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 Health  Vol.10 No.4 , April 2018
Analysis of Skin Parameters of Korean Men According to the Parts of the Body for Integumentary Physiotherapy Research
Abstract: Studies have demonstrated that some cutaneous biophysical properties vary with the part of the body. The results to date of skin conditions in human skin of multiple parts of the body have not yet been well established. In this study, we assessed the differences in the skin’s sebum, moisture, pores, wrinkles, pigmentation, and elasticity of each body part in Korean men in their 20s. A total of 34 healthy men were enrolled. A Skin Diagnosis Meter was used to measure the skin’s surface sebum, moisture, pores, wrinkles, pigmentation, and elasticity of each body part. The sebum content was significantly higher on the face than at other sites. Moisture was significantly high on the feet. Pores were significantly high on the face. Wrinkles were significantly high on the face. Pigmentation was high on the face and neck, but not significantly. Elasticity was significantly high on the hands. In the correlation analysis results, sebum and pore were positively correlated, but sebum and moisture and wrinkle and elasticity were negatively correlated. For nearly the first time, this study resulted in systematic reference values for standardized biophysical measuring methods and body parts reflecting the skin physiology of healthy South Korean men. The results show that skin’s surface sebum, moisture, pores, wrinkles, pigmentation, and elasticity vary with the part of the body.
Cite this paper: Kim, S. , Kim, J. , Lee, J. , Kim, M. , Lee, L. , Park, B. , Yang, S. , Lee, W. , Noh, J. , Shin, Y. , Kim, D. , Kim, I. and Kim, J. (2018) Analysis of Skin Parameters of Korean Men According to the Parts of the Body for Integumentary Physiotherapy Research. Health, 10, 467-486. doi: 10.4236/health.2018.104038.
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