Mechanical analysis of pimple growth and pain level characterization [article]

Xiangbiao Liao, Xiaobin Deng, LiangLiang Zhu, Feng Hao, Hang Xiao, Xiaoyang Shi, Xi Chen
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Pimple is one of the most common skin diseases for humans. The mechanical modeling of pimple growth is very limited. A finite element model is developed to quantify the deformation field with the expansion of follicle, and then the mechanical stimulus is related to the sensation of pain during the development of pimple. Through these models, parametric studies show the dependence of mechanical stimulus and pain level on the pimple-surrounded structures, follicle depth and mechanical properties
more » ... f the epidermis. The findings in this paper may provide useful insights on prevention or pain relief of pimples, as well as those related to cosmetics and other tissue growth.
arXiv:1703.10082v1 fatcat:ibw3nl2jnjerlbuuy7mvj64lgy