J Clin Med 2021 Sep 28;10(19). Epub 2021 Sep 28.
Oral Rehabilitation Department, Faculty of Dentistry, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Babeș Street No. 15, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania.
Background: Exogenous factors (such as sun exposure, smoking habits, and diet) and endogenous (inflammatory status, general diseases) have a direct influence on skin and soft tissue characteristics. The study's objective was to assess the impact of metabolic syndrome (MS) on characteristics of skin layers in sun-exposed and non-exposed maxillofacial tissues evaluated by high-frequency ultrasound (HFU), as a potential diagnosis and monitoring tool for the aging process.
Material And Methods: The present study included 102 subjects (24 with MS; 78 without MS). Read More