An interesting problem, how do you diagnose conditions for an astronaut in deep space?
NASA constantly search for answers to the question above and have helped to develop remarkable technology, especially in the medical imaging field.
The scientific contribution of leading researchers to medicine in recent years matters. There is no replacement for expertise but ensuring consultants have the best diagnostic information helps their patients.
An optical biopsy removes the need for a scalpel, perhaps scarring, or discomfort. Detailed, digital imaging is available in real time, no wait for a lab, treatment and recovery begin at an earlier stage.
Skin Care Network believe that investing in the latest technology is important, a benefit to be shared, or be truly significant for an individual.
Our laser scanning, confocal microscope is the first available in a UK private dermatology clinic. Built to literally look beneath your skin, sending instant images of potential skin cancers, or inflammatory skin diseases.
The system operates at remarkable magnification and is not reliant on pattern recognition software. Technology produces a highly defined view of invisible tissue, diagnosis remains in expert hands.
The cell by cell visualisation of your skin, or areas beneath your skin primarily informs. For real time diagnosis, or analysis of progress as treatment takes effect.
Dermoscopy has been a key dermatological procedure for 60 years, the use of a portable microscope. Recent developments have however seen hand held devices become vastly more capable, in the view they create and images they produce.
High definition stills, or video can be taken, transmitted to a screen for instant appraisal by your consultant. The magnification and clarity provided are way beyond those from the past, as is the data value.
This is seen in sequential digital dermoscopy, capturing images of the same area over time. A proven way to spot the development of lesions which might otherwise be missed and increase diagnostic accuracy, reducing biopsies.
Our London clinic use a variety of modern lasers during treatment. They can range from the VariLite, a hand held, dual wavelength laser, to pulsed dye and pulsed light lasers, to a light based technology called photodynamic therapy.
The latest CO2 lasers are valuable in dermatology. Often called fractional lasers, as they can deliver a beam which splits into a grid of tiny, highly targeted, individual treatment zones.
Lasers offer treatment for vascular, or pigmentation issues, lesions, acne and more in the medical field. They also have cosmetic uses, not least for skin ageing, a perfect approach for precise resurfacing of the skin.
All the above and other advanced equipment we use share core benefits. They save time and cost of treatment, they are ideal for working on delicate parts of your skin, above all, medical care is improved.
Our consultants naturally welcome the finest equipment, although the investment is about care. Our team wish to offer the best to all who attend.
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