Use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Aesthetic Skin Assessment—A Short Review

Mikaela Kislevitz, Yucel Akgul, Christine Wamsley, John Hoopman, Jeffrey Kenkel

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Assessments of non-surgical office-based aesthetic treatments' efficacy including lasers are mostly based on subjective evaluation of clinical photography. Accumulating evidence suggest that non-invasive skin imaging such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be effectively used to assess not only the skin surface but also the underlying epidermis and dermis, providing objective and clinically relevant data. In this review, we highlight the potential of OCT imaging for the aesthetic medicine field along with OCT measurement parameters and their clinical relevance to healthy and pathological skin conditions. Lasers Surg. Med.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • aesthetic medicine
  • non-invasive skin imaging
  • optical coherence tomography
  • skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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