Thursday, 07 March 2019

Get To Know Your Skin From Deep Within

It's easy to notice changes in our skin when we can see them, especially if you're guilty of an up-close pore inspection of an evening! We often see patients in clinic once they have started to see textural changes such as fine lines and wrinkles, or pesky skin conditions such as pigmentation or acne. But what if you could see these changes before they even begin to occur?

We don't have a magic crystal ball allowing us to look into the future, but what we do have is just as good.Changes in skin can be caused by a number of factors including hormones or lifestyle, but stress being one of the biggest culprits, meaning that everything starts below skin's surface.

What is the Observ 520?

The Observ 520 is unlike any other skin analysis tool where the skin is examined under a magnifying lamp and the naked eye is used to assess skin tone, texture, elasticity and overall skin health.The Observ 520 offers a game-changing approach to skin analysis. Not only does it highlight underlying issues related to skin health, it also allows our team of expert clinicians to get to know your skin from the inside out. Helping to recommend the correct treatment plan and homecare products tailored to your skin.

How does the Observ 520 work?

The Observ 520 skin diagnosis uses a unique patented technology, which reveals skin fluorescence by exposing skin to a low and harmless dose of UV (Ultra Violet) rays. This exposure to a very low intensity UV light, displays visible patterns and colours, offering valuable diagnostic information to assist in identifying skin conditions throughout the layers of the skin.

What skin concerns can the Observ 520 highlight?

This powerful diagnosis tool can visualise many different skin concerns including:
  • Rosacea
  • Skin irritations
  • Areas of lipid-dry skin
  • Milia
  • Area with collagen loss
  • Sensitive and thinned skin areas
  • Wrinkle formations
  • Fine skin surface texture
  • Fine line patterns
  • Depth of pigmentation disorders
  • Distribution of melasma pigmentation
  • Free oil flow
  • Plugged pores
  • Areas of keratinized skin
  • Areas with diminished circulation
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Vascular conditions
There are multiple different lighting settings that help to diagnose and identify different skin concernsDaytime setting - the daylight mode observes skin under controlled natural daylight conditions.True UV setting - the ultra violet mode allows us to see any sun damaged areas, revealing any skin conditions.Wood's setting - the Wood's light spectrum can be adjusted to suit, providing an extra diagnostic dimension.Cross-polarised setting - this mode provides a direct view inside the skin, revealing pigmentation disorders.Parallel polarised setting - this mode enhances the visibility of skin's surface textures, revealing fine lines, wrinkles and vascular conditions, which exist below the epidermis.Complexion analysis setting - this mode reveals differences in skin tone, pigmentation irregularities and irritations.The Observ 520 diagnosis can also show signs of a deficiency in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). These are essential for our skin and overall health, and as we are not able to produce them, EFA's should therefore be consumed as part of a healthy diet. Alternatively EFAs can be taken as an oral supplement that should be taken twice a day to support optimal skin health.With this unique technology, we can instantly reveal skin conditions, increase patient awareness of skin concerns and how to minimise the symptoms, as well as proposing a targeted treatment plan with a homecare regime tailored to the needs of each patient's skin.For a free consultation or to learn more about the Observ 520, call the clinic on 0113 282 3300, email or book online.Written for you by: Jessica, Face the FutureImage source:

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