Photos: Getting the skinny on skin

Photos: Getting the skinny on skin

Summary: A soon-to-be-released high-tech gadget analyzes skin, both above and below the surface.

TOPICS: Oracle

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  • Thirty seconds in the sun

    A view of the Facial Stage, in which patients get their close-up. Once an individual rests his or her chin inside the imaging device, it automatically captures two photos of the face, including details of the skin's surface and subdermis. "Safe UV capture," or a photo-shooting process equivalent to 30 seconds in the sun and harmless to the skin, collects details below the skin's surface. A white-light image captures details of the surface.

  • Skin analysis

    Clarity Pro takes photo images of a patient's skin in white light and then, with software, analyzes its health. Here it shows various forms of skin condition, including three different depictions of dry skin and its severity in white on the patient's face and in red in the graphs.

  • Flourescence spectroscopy

    Technology known as flourescence spectroscopy, which shows the interaction of light within tissue, has long been used to find biochemical changes in the skin. Here it depicts damage from UV rays.

Topic: Oracle

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