We like Fotofinder, although not exclusively. Using the right equipment for each case is the key, when the digital age has brought wide ranging technology.
This ties in with the experience of our consultant dermatologists. Insight from a trained mind unlocks the value of the equipment, interpreting instantly available microscopic images and medical data.
Whilst treatments we could only dream of a few years ago are available, good care starts with accurate diagnosis, using state of the art devices.
Technology For Diagnosis
A dedicated laboratory can carry out analysis when required, although less so now. Avoiding biopsies removes discomfort, possibly scarring and saves time, quicker treatment is an added benefit of a real time view:
- Looking Beneath Your Skin – Our confocal reflectance microscope is the only one of the type in a UK private clinic. A remarkable device, able to reveal the root of many skin conditions, at a cellular level:
Confocal Microscopy →
- A Dermatologist’s Key Tool – Dermoscopy has existed for a while but not in the current form. A dermoscope is now an advanced, hand help microscope, able to capture images and video of the skin’s complex surface:
Digital Dermoscopy →
- Measuring Subtle Change – Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy tracks inconspicuous changes in the resistance of your skin which areas of skin cancer can create, particularly malignant melanoma:
Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy →
- Prevention & Early Diagnosis – Unlike other fields, there is no national screening program for your skin. A range of digital monitoring equipment can pick up conditions before they are too serious:
Screening Your Body →
The latest imaging technology helps our patients stay safe. You may find pages linked above have a skin cancer bias, we are a leading skin cancer centre, the same technology is however used for many dermatology conditions and solutions.
Non invasive treatment, which does not involve cutting the skin has transformed medicine. In the case of dermatology, this has brought a revolution.
The latest lasers are more accurate and less damaging than a scalpel. Recovery time is shorter, precise targeting leaves healthy skin untouched. Helpful at any time and perfect for delicate areas of your skin.
Fractional lasers such as the Ultrapulse can deliver tiny, multiple beams in a grid pattern. Medical and cosmetic needs both benefit from modern precision.
Techniques used to treat skin cancers, or lesions can equally be used for sun damage, skin ageing, or treating unwanted pigmentation. Photorejuvenation techniques, such as Intense Pulsed Light, can restore your complexion.
Similar advanced approaches treat acne, scarring, nail disorders and skin conditions. The medical versus cosmetic barrier no longer makes sense.
Personal Skin Care
Whether you have a medical skin condition needing urgent treatment, or an understandable wish to restore natural looks, the latest scientific advances are an asset. By all means see more on how dermatology diagnosis is improved.
Skin Care Network invest in the finest equipment. From the different types of laser we use, to surgical facilities, to Ultherapy, a non invasive technique for lifting the skin on your face and neck using microfocused ultrasound
We do not believe you will find a better range of equipment, although we still come back to the important factor. Having the right people at our clinics makes the technology valuable.
Our consultant dermatologists and aesthetic specialists are here to advise you on personal treatment. By all means see more on the care our Hertfordshire dermatology service provides, or get in touch to arrange a visit.