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Skin Analysis (Observ)

Many skin conditions originate from the deeper skin layers and are difficult to diagnose with the human eye. Observ skin analysis exposes the underlying causes of such conditions using special light illumination technology, so your clinician can recommend an approporiate course of treatment.

Observ Skin Analysis
for all
for ages

What is Observ Skin Analysis?

The Observ is a machine that we use at the clinic to examine skin layers not visible to the naked eye. The machine shines different light modes onto your skin to enable your clinician to recommend appropriate treatments:

DaylightTrue UVSimulated Wood's LightParallel PolarisationCross PolarisationComplexion Analysis

What is the procedure used for?

The images created by the machine allow us to create you an accurate, bespoke treatment plan that's designed for you based on both your skin concerns and a technical analysis of the deeper layers of your skin.

Who is the treatment suitable for?

Anyone can have the Observ Skin Analysis done, although if you are sensitive to light or epileptic it may not be suitable for you. Please talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

What happens during the analysis?

Your makeup will be removed if appropriate, and you will be asked to place your chin on a chin rest inside the machine:

You will be asked to keep your eyes closed throughout the analysis, and once you're comfortable, it will begin. Six lights will flash and your clinician will let you know when you can open your eyes and remove your head from the machine.

Your results will be available instantly and your clinician can talk you through them.

What are the side effects or risks?

There are no side effects or risks - the machine simply shines light onto your face.

What results can I typically expect? 

You will be shown a detailed analysis for each different light filter and your clinician will explain what each one means, with the idea that you will be given a treatment course to treat any conditions you may have. Each time you come in to the clinic we will reassess your skin with the Observ so you can see the results from your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful?

Not at all - the machine simply shines different lights onto your face. The biggest difficulty is keeping your eyes closed for the couple of minutes while the machine works!

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