The Dermal Torque Meter (DTM) is the product of many years of research that have demonstrated the importance of mechanical properties as indicators of skin hydration and the integrity of the stratum corneum. Several devices have been developed to measure mechanical properties of skin of which the DTM is the most sensitive and reliable instrument for evaluating the stratum corneum. The DTM is therefore the instrument of choice for scientists studying this vital layer of the skin and assessing the impact of topical products such as moisturisers on its mechanical properties. Other applications include assessment of frictional properties of products applied to the skin and ageing studies involving the analysis of mechanical properties of full skin thickness.
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