We live in a world of smart technology, smart phones, smart televisions and even smart homes – but what about smart skin? If the technology was available, would you trust a machine to diagnose your skin concerns?
The answer is that when paired in a professional environment together with a dermal technician… you should! The latest gadget in smart skin diagnosis, the Observ® 520, is a revolutionary journey under the skin and is a game-changer for treating skin conditions and enhancing general skincare. Our skincare expert, Darlene O’Gara, explains what it is and why you should look at trying a different kind of screen time, because smart skincare is here to stay.
What is it and how does it work?
The Observ® 520 is the next big thing for smart skin analysis, helping dermal technicians to deliver the most precise consultations to date. The state-of-the-art diagnostic tool uses LED illumination technology to reveal skin conditions which cannot be seen by the naked eye, making them clearly stand out from normal, healthy, skin tissue. The six different modes and dimensions of analysis means our technicians can directly pinpoint specific skin types and a range of skin issues such as pigmentary and vasculatory disorders, pore health, melasma and more.
How is it different to at-home smart mirrors or skincare monitoring apps?
Your skin is much more complex than what can be seen with the naked eye or a simple phone or mirror camera can capture, which is why all at-home dermal technology, smart mirrors and skincare monitoring apps have their limitations. At-home diagnosis tools run the risk of over or under diagnosing conditions. They can prompt you to over-apply product or point out flaws when there may not be any – not to mention the ‘skincare scoring’ systems employed by some of this technology is confusing and can be harmful to user’s self-confidence.
Australian Skin Clinics dermal technicians undergo extensive training to learn how to examine, diagnose and treat various skin conditions and when paired with The Observ® 520, they are able to accurately read in-depth diagnosis produced by the device. They are then able to better educate the client on their specific concerns and provide advanced advice on the best treatments required to deliver optimum results in a safe environment.
What does it mean for my skincare routine?
By incorporating The Observ® 520 into your regular skincare analysis, at least twice a year, you will be able to clearly see how your skin reacts to your skincare routine as well as pinpoint problem areas for more targeted treatment. By recording and developing an image history of your skin health, it allows for a deeper understanding of what is really going on under the layers of your skin and gives you confidence in the visible results of your in clinic treatment plan. Australian Skin Clinics now offers The Observ® 520 as a primary diagnostic tool in select clinics, as they continue to put the needs of their customers at the forefront of their business.
The Observ® 520 is currently available at Australian Skin Clinics Watergardens, Eastland, Tweed, Indooroopilly, Robina, Emporium, Greensborough, Northland, Fountain Gate and Plenty Valley.