Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center is pleased to introduce the SkinScope LED, a portable, full-face diagnostic tool, in our Chevy Chase, Maryland office. “I am excited to offer this state of the art technology to our patients so I can visibly show them their skin on a deeper level. It helps me determine the proper treatments and daily skin care regimens specific to their needs," said aesthetician Ninka B. The SkinScope LED builds on the tradition of the wood’s lamp science while incorporating a new, more precise UV-light visibility.
The SkinScope LED includes two light modes: Daylight, and LED-UV, and allows for the use of any smartphone to document the consultation with a universal smartphone adapter. While some skin concerns and imperfections are visible in everyday light, some are only visible under UV light, which highlights damage beneath the skin’s surface by detecting skin’s fluorescence. The SkinScope LED has two light modes: simulated Daylight mode for reviewing visible skin conditions and concerns, and a LED-UV light mode for reviewing skin fluorescence (emitted at 320- 365nm). Solid-state UV emitters, dispersed by six polished chrome mirrors, produce the Daylight and LED-UV lights.
“The SkinScope LED makes it easy for patients to show me their concerns during a consultation, says Ninka B. The SkinScope LED allows me to see sun damage and age spots, clogged pores, areas of redness, irritation, dryness, oiliness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions that are easily treatable with the proper care by me, or if necessary, one of our physician assistants or board-certified dermatologists. We work as a team to treat the patient's specific skin needs," says Ninka B.
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. While healthy skin reflects back UV light creating a blue glow, 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.
SkinScope Consultation - What to Expect
We ask Patients coming for a SkinScope LED analysis to arrive at our office with a clean, makeup-free face. A consultation consists of having the patient insert their head into the SkinScope machine under the daylight and LED settings. A photograph is then taken in both diagnostic modes, which can help track the progress of clinical skincare and treatments over time. “One of the most important aspects of aesthetic dermatology is providing impressive before and after photos,” says Dr. Eric Finzi, Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center's managing director. “Seeing that the skin has not only changed visibly but also on a deep cellular level, only made visible via LED-UV light, assures the patient the quality of treatments we are offering to them.” The SkinScope LED is an added tool to help our dermatology staff not only recommend appropriate skincare regimens and procedures, but also convey progress to their clients over time.
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