New Measurement of Whitening Effects by Using Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope (CSLM)

Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope (CSLM)을 이용한 신규 미백 효과 측정 연구

  • 김명기 (서원대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 조석철 (서원대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 남개원 (서원 글로벌 피부임상센터)
  • Received : 2015.09.08
  • Accepted : 2015.09.23
  • Published : 2015.09.30


Hyperpigmentation on face is a highly anxiety-producing symptom, especially for women from the aspect of beauty. Pigmentation of the skin is related to the amount of melanin that provides protection against UV radiation. In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy is a non-invasive imaging tool allowing visualization of the skin without tissue alteration, by placing a microscopy directly on the living skin. The aim of this study was to develop the new evaluation method of whitening effects using in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy and to validate other instruments for measuring skin colors, and UV-induced hyperpigmentation was elicited on the inside skin of the forearm. It suggested that the new method for whitening effects using the confocal microscopy was useful to evaluate the de-pigmentation products and to easy for understanding to customers.

여성의 얼굴에 과색소침착이 발생하는 것은 불안감, 특히 미적인 요소에 있어서 많은 고민을 유발한다. 피부의 흑화는 자외선(UV)에 대하여 이를 방어하기 위한 기작으로 멜라닌의 양과 밀접한 관계가 있다. 이러한 피부의 구성성분을 관찰하기 위해, confocal scanning laser microscope (CSLM)은 피부에 직접 현미경 검사를 실시하여 어떠한 조직의 변화 없이 피부를 실시간으로 관찰할 수 있는 비침습적 이미지 장치이다. 본 연구에서는 자외선 조사를 통해 유도된 하박 내측 피부의 과색소침착을 유도하여, 다른 피부색을 평가하는 측정기기와 상관성을 분석하여, CSLM을 이용한 새로운 미백 평가방법을 제시하였다. CSLM을 활용한 미백 효능 평가법은 소비자가 보다 이해하기 쉽도록 미백 제품을 평가하는데 유용할 것으로 생각된다.



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