Here at Laser Perfection we use SkinCeuticals SkinScope, for our skin analysis. SkinScope is full-face diagnostic tool, designed to reveal underlying skin concerns before they rise to the surface. We are excited to offer this state of the art technology to our clients so we can visibly show them their skin on a deeper level. It helps us determine the proper treatments and skin care regimens specific to their needs. The SkinScope makes it easy for patients to show us their concerns during a consultation. It allows us to see sun damage, age spots, clogged pores, areas of redness, irritation, dryness, oiliness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions that are easily treatable with the proper skin care and treatments. To schedule your skin analysis Call 1-888-449-6939 or Book an Appointment
The Skinscope is designed to help assess skin through the use of two light modes: a simulated daylight mode, and a LED-UV light mode. While some skin conditions are visible in everyday light, some are only visible under UV light which highlights sub-surface skin damage. The simulated Daylight mode allows for the clear illumination of ‘visible’ concerns to the patient and aesthetician. The LED-UV mode illuminates sub-surface imperfections visualized by the fluorescence of the skin. This exposes concerns that may be faintly visible in daylight but is emphasized under UV light.
Allows for the clear illumination of visible skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Redness, blotchiness, flushing
- Oily, acneic skin
LED-UV light detects fluorescence in skin for clearer identification of skin concerns and conditions not visible in everyday light. While healthy skin reflects back UV light creating a blue glow the existence of unwanted pigmentation-melanin in the skin absorbs the light showing as dark spots on the surface of the face. Similarly, congested pores give off pink or orange fluorescence; oily skin is visible in a yellow color, and dry flaky skin shines as bright white. Large patches of darker blue indicate areas of thinner, dehydrated skin, poor desquamation, congested pores, and skin oiliness is reflected in a variety of fluorescent shades.
- Pale Blue: Normal and healthy skin
- White: Dead skin cells
- Dark Blue: Thinner, dehydrated skin
- Brown: Pigmentation and dark spots
- Yellow: Oily areas of the face
- Dark Pink or Orange: Congested pores and comedones*
*Yellow, orange, or dark pink will often show as small dots (or pinpricks of light) on the face
THE SCIENCE OF FLUORESCENCE TECHNOLOGY
Fluorescence is caused when one radiation wavelength is absorbed by a compound which is reflected back at a different wavelength. Certain compounds excite electrons in molecules that change the wavelength energy such that it converts from shortwave UV light to longer wave visible light.
When a specific range of UV light (320-365nm) illuminates skin, it reacts in different ways based on what it comes in contact with. Melanin absorbs the light showing as an absence of color, but other compounds “excite” follicular fluorescence in the skin, changing the wavelength to colors visible to the human eyes. Based on the visible shades that are reflected back from the skin, characteristic diagnosis can be made.