Skin Elasticity Measurement probe: DermaLab Combo – Cortex Technology, Denmark

The skin elasticity measurement probe is a vital part of the DermaLab Combo skin analysis system. With the parameters measured using the skin elasticity probe, claims related to firmness, lifting, toning, anti-ageing, fatigue, and softness can be substantiated.

Skin Elasticity Measurement Probe Working

The skin elasticity measurement probe works based on suction, where negative pressure causes mechanical deformation of skin. This is similar to how the Cutometer from Courage+Khazaka works. The probe has a suction chamber connected to the main unit which has an integrated negative pressure cylinder that generates preset pressures of 150, 400, and 650 mbar. These pressures correspond to the Soft, Normal, and Firm settings available in the DermaLab Combo skin elasticity measurement module.

Once the measurement procedure is initiated, the suction chamber exerts negative pressure to create and elevation phase and a retraction phase. The resistance of the skin to the negative pressure and its ability to return to its original position are observed to determine firmness and elasticity. Elastic is the component in skin responsible for flexibility while collagen is responsible for retaining the shape of the skin. The DermaLab Combo system measures three important parameters:

i. Young’s elasticity modulus

ii. Skin retraction time

iii. Viscoelasticity

With these values, you get a good idea of the firmness and elasticity of the skin being analysed. Instead of the numerous parameters produced by the Cutometer, the DermaLab Combo produces only relevant parameters that are mostly used by skin researchers.

Skin Elasticity Measurement Procedure

To measure the skin elasticity with the DermaLab Combo, the following procedure needs to be followed:

1. Open the DermaLab Combo application software in the tablet PC and select Elasticity from the list of parameters being displayed

2. Before starting measurement, you should fix the following parameters:

        a. Skin thickness measured in mm. The default value is set as 1 mm. You can accurately determine the thickness up to which you should evaluate by using the DermaLab Combo’s ultrasound probe.

        b. Number of times the elevation/retraction cycles are to be repeated. You have the option of choosing 1, 3, or 5 cycles.

        c. Type of skin to be measured i.e. soft, normal, or firm. Based on the option selected, a corresponding negative pressure will be exerted on the skin.

3. After fixing these parameters, the probe needs to be prepared by sticking a double adhesive tape on the surface of the probe. This is done to ensure that the measured skin surface does not creep or fold at the edges of the probe which might lead to erroneous readings.

4. Place the probe on the skin and press Start on the tablet PC.

5. As negative pressure is subjected on the skin, you will be able to see a visualisation on the software of how much the skin is being elevated or retracted inside the probe

6. For each cycle, you will get numerical values for Young’s modulus (MPa), viscoelasticity (MPa), and skin retraction time (ms). In addition, you also get a graphical representation of the elevation and retraction process.

7. You also get an average of each of the parameters for all the cycles put together.

8. Once the pre-set number of cycles is completed, you have the option to save or print the recorded measurements.

Skin Elasticity Measurement Meter Price

Agaram Industries is the authorised distributor of Cortex Technology who produce the skin elasticity measurement meter with the DermaLab Combo system. To get a quotation with the skin elasticity measurement meter price, you can fill up this form or directly send an email to sales@agaramindia.com.

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