Noninvasive Assessment of the Physical Properties of the Skin

  • P. G. Agache
  • P. Humbert
Conference paper


This short presentation of some noninvasive methods used in functional assessment of normal and diseased skin will be discussed from the point of view of the user, namely, the dermatologist.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Skin Thickness Noninvasive Assessment Outer Root Sheath Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Agache
    • 1
  • P. Humbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Functional DermatologyUniversity HospitalBesançonFrance

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