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The Effect of Low Power Laser Therapy on Facial Skin Melanin and Elasticity

저출력 레이저 요법이 안면피부 탄력도와 멜라닌 양에 미치는 효과

  • 안경민 (삼육보건대학교 피부미용과) ;
  • 김예진 (삼육보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.25
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31

Abstract

This study aims to provide fundamental data to develop anti-aging programs in the aspect of skin care. To attain the goal, manual therapy and low-power laser therapy were conducted separately to 8 women inthe 40's and 50's. They received the facial massage total 8 times twice a week for 4 weeks. According to the result of calculating the average and standard deviation by measuring skin elasticity of the area below their eyes and cheeks and also melanin around eyes and cheeks and conducting comparative analysis, both groups showed significant increase in elasticity and their melanin decreased significantly. The low-power laser therapy showed higher values than the manual therapy both in elasticity increase and melanin reduction; thus, it was analyzed that the low-power laser therapy more highly affects skin elasticity and the amount of melanin in facial skin is greater than that in manual therapy. Therefore, it was analyzed that skin care using low level laser can be significant in anti-aging of facial skin and can be utilized as a program for a new type of skin care.

Keywords

Anti-aging;Manual therapy;Low-power laser;Elasticity;Melanin

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 삼육보건대학교

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