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 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 them and 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.
This is assisted by an immediate, cell by cell visualisation of your skin, or areas beneath your skin. For real time diagnosis, or analysis of progress as a treatment path takes effect.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT can be thought of in a similar way to ultrasound, except that laser light is used, rather than sound. This creates far better definition than ultrasound, whilst not needing to penetrate as deeply into tissue.
OCT gives a clear picture of epidermal and dermal levels, along with other structures in the skin. Often used in skin cancer treatment, to map and guide surgery, or monitor areas after treatment.
An ability to provide an instant, detailed view can also be put to good use for other conditions. A deeper view can help with nail infections, or to better understand cases of skin disorders such as psoriasis.
Our London clinics 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 techology 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 North London clinic wishes to offer the best to all who attend.