proDERM Institute has expanded its methods and devices portfolio and is henceforth able to offer its customers a visualized examination of skin surface moisture. Both single images and moving images over time are possible. The new procedure is based on a capacitive measurement of the smallest changes in water content. Based on an imaging chip with 556×300 pixels, it visualizes skin moisturization and allows the image-controlled analysis of individual pixels, each pixel providing a moisture reading. Equipped with a 15×12.8 mm measuring surface, it also allows comparative examinations within a measuring field, e.g. between a treated and untreated area. In addition, skin moisturization can be measured over time, and the absorption behavior of product formulations can be investigated.
Therefore, proDERM will offer several procedures with different properties in the future for determining skin surface moisture. If the new procedure is used, the processing of the large image data sets is ensured via a dedicated process. This includes the storage of data via a dedicated server as well as the automatic safeguarding of data integrity by means of a check code.
Here is an overview of the new procedure: