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  • Ellen Eide Kislal 3:48 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anti-aging, , measure, , , , , ,   

    The Significance of ‘Wrinkle Index’ 

    Wrinkles. Something we analyze consciously or subconsciously continually in our daily encounters with colleagues, friends, the TV, and the mirror. But the intuitive results are qualitative: “lots” or “a few.” “Deep” or “fine.” In order to measure the effect of a treatment, however, more precision is required.

    Toward that end, we at skinofmine.com have developed a method for quantifying wrinkles. Users can find their “wrinkle index.” But what does
    that index signify? The best way to get an intuitive feel for what the index is showing is by examining a few examples.

    The images shown below were analyzed using the wrinkle quantification tool at skinofmine.com. The tool requires the user to highlight the wrinkles as shown in the green masks in the lower rows, resulting in the wrinkle indices shown.

    The index seems to correlate well with visual inspection; the more wrinkles in the photo, the higher the wrinkle index. With some caveats.
    Shadows in the photos can artificially elevate the index. As can including hair, beards, eyebrows, moles, the jawline, or pimples in the highlighted area. Keeping lighting, zoom, and contrast levels consistent is also important for reliability.

    So, why is the wrinkle index important? Well, if I’m going to splurge on a $100 jar of hope, I’d like to see some results. And be able to measure them.

    Back to skinofmine.com

     
  • Ellen Eide Kislal 12:50 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anti-aging, experiment, olay, pro-x, proof, , , ,   

    Experimenting with Olay Pro-X 

    I’m four weeks into an experiment with Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle protocol. I wanted to see if I could quantify the effect of the cream on my own skin. I’ve been using the creams as the package insert directs, and documenting the effects by taking photos of myself using the PhotoBooth feature of my MacBook Pro.

    Executive summary: it’s working! And I can quantify the difference.

    To begin, I uploaded a photo of my face to my skinofmine.com account and used the wrinkle counter to measure my wrinkle index. Voila. My starting wrinkle index was 121.

    Now for the fun part.  I used Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle cream twice a day for four weeks, trying to keep my diet and exercise programs unchanged. I again photographed myself using PhotoBooth. It’s really important here to keep lighting and camera conditions as consistent as possible, and also to have the same facial expression in both photos in order to minimize unwanted variability.

    Again, I measured my wrinkle index at skinofmine.com, this time using the “after” photo.

    Ta da!  Wrinkle index is 107.   That’s a 12% reduction.  Definitely worth smiling about.  I was also able to align my before and after photos using the “track changes” function at skinofmine.com and saw through animation that the wrinkles under my eyes were indeed lessened. Ole Olay!

    By the way, this experiment was in no way supported by Olay. Just an honest experiment to test an interesting product.

    Back to skinofmine.com

     
    • Judy 7:28 am on December 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I actually found this more enteraiitnng than James Joyce.

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