Our in vivo products open a “window into the skin” without injuring it. VivaScope technology is used to perform an optical biopsy. Changes in the individual skin layers are thus detected without surgical intervention and a reliable diagnosis can be made even during the examination. Unnecessary biopsies, which are usually painful and unpleasant can be avoided with this procedure.
Our VivaScope can be used in a variety of areas, from early skin cancer detection to wound healing assessment. In the following, we give you a small insight into how our VivaScope is used.
Sunbeams and sunburns – these are the main causes of skin cancer. However, if detected at an early stage, skin cancer is highly curable
With the VivaScope product range, dermatologists can quickly, directly and easily determine if and which form of skin cancer is present. A diagnosis can even be made during the examination without injuring the skin.
The often painful procedure of taking a biopsy may not be necessary. The diagnosis is usually available directly after the examination and the uncertainty while waiting for the results of the biopsy can be avoided.
Distinguishing between the two forms of allergy is crucial in clinical practice. Conventional allergy tests are typically time-consuming and associated with considerable effort.
The VivaScope product range allows doctors to study the skin changes caused by an allergy. A diagnosis can even be made within 24 hours.
In addition to the treatment, a follow-up check of the examined skin region can also be carried out.
With the VivaScope devices, the density of pressure receptors can be quantified quickly and painlessly in living tissue. The therapy is so much easier.
In addition, confocal laser scanning microscopy enables the assessment of wound healing, including microorganisms in the tissue. Therapy success can be followed completely.
Diabetics may suffer from a lack of fluids in the body due to the high blood sugar levels. This is why their skin dries out, which can lead to severe itching. Inflammations and infections are thus favored. Examining with a VivaScope device gives accurate information about the extent and depth of the lesions.
A quick and accurate diagnosis, on which immediate follow-up treatment depends, is therefore very important for burns.
The previously used gaze diagnosis by an experienced plastic surgeon is estimated to be about 50 percent accurate.
The use of the VivaScope device enables the qualitative and quantitative differentiation of superficial second-degree burns against severe wounds that are at the third-degree boundary and require immediate treatment.
The procedure is painless and fast and the therapy can be immediately followed by the examination.
The examination gives an „optical insight into the skin“ without injuring it. With confocal laser scanning microscopy, the skin layers can be depicted with their respective cell structures, therefore allowing for a very reliable diagnosis of the examined skin region even during the examination.
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