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Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Human Skin for the In Vivo Detection of Carotenoid Antioxidant Substances

Authored by: Maxim E. Darvin , Lademann Juergen

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science

Print publication date:  May  2010
Online publication date:  May  2010

Print ISBN: 9781439806289
eBook ISBN: 9781439806296
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781439806296-c8

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Abstract

This chapter describes the possibility of noninvasive determination of carotenoid antioxidant substances in human skin by utilizing an optical method based on resonance Raman spectroscopy. The possibility of noninvasive measurements of all cutaneous carotenoids as well as the separate determination of the carotenoids beta-carotene and lycopene in the skin is presented.

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