The importance of blood flow on skin tissue is crucial for maintaining healthy skin.
A study conducted by Tsukahara et al. aimed to evaluate the relationship between cutaneous blood flow and the three-dimensional morphology of the skin in 40 healthy women aged 60-77 years. The researchers measured various aspects of blood flow on the cheeks and foreheads and analyzed the surface morphology of the skin. The results showed that while there was no correlation between blood flow and surface morphology on the forehead, significant negative correlations were observed on the cheek. The resting blood flow and mean blood flow during cooling had particularly high correlations with the surface morphology parameters related to local changes on the cheek. The skin elasticity and water content of the stratum corneum did not show any correlations with the blood flow or surface morphology parameters. The study suggests that reduced blood flow can contribute to the development of deep wrinkles, known as glyphic wrinkles, on the cheeks in elderly women.
A special type of vascular stimulation (vestims) mattress, designed to improve blood flow, has been reported to increase blood flow by 336% simply by sleeping on it. Such a mattress uses technology to promote circulation and rejuvenate the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve overall skin health. This can include aiding in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
In conclusion, blood flow is a crucial factor in maintaining healthy skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. By choosing a mattress that promotes blood flow while sleeping, individuals can take steps towards improving their skin health and appearance of their skin.
Tsukahara K, Nagashima Y, Moriwaki S, Fujimura T, Hattori M, Takema Y. Relationship between physical parameters and blood flow in human facial skin. J Cosmet Sci. 2003 Sep-Oct;54(5):499-511. PMID: 14605691.