Which parameter can be calculated using Cutometer?

The Cutometer® has been recognized as a standard for measurement of elasticity and other biomechanical properties for many years. Used by many scientist to provide new discoveries in dermatology and cosmetology fields.

What is a Cutometer?

The Cutometer® is intended to measure viscoelastic properties (elasticity, firmness, tonicity and suppleness) of the skin. The principle is based on a mechanical deformation of the skin via the suction method. A negative pressure is created in the device and the skin is drawn into the 2 mm aperture of the probe.

How is skin elasticity measured?

There are many devices to measure skin elasticity, such as the Cutometer, Dermaflex, DermaLab, and Tonometry. Among them, the Cutometer has been proved to be the most effective to evaluate the mechanical properties and viscoelasticity of the skin [18].

How does a Corneometer work?

Measurement Principle The Corneometer® measurement is based on capacitance measurement of a dielectric medium in this case skin. It uses fringing field capacitance sensors to measure the dielectric constant of the skin. The dielectric constant of skin will change with water content.

How does a Mexameter work?

Mexameter provides the measurement of absorbed and reflected light at wavelengths in the green and the red for haemoglobin and wavelengths in the red and the near-infrared for melanin. A melanin index is computed from the intensity of the absorbed and the reflected light at, respectively, 660 and 880 nm.

What does a Corneometer measure?

The Corneometer® measurement is based on capacitance measurement of a dielectric medium in this case skin. It uses fringing field capacitance sensors to measure the dielectric constant of the skin. The dielectric constant of skin will change with water content.

What determines skin firmness and elasticity?

The viscoelastic properties of the skin are assessed using the Cutometer®. The device measurement principle is based on the ability of the skin to respond to a mechanical deformation. The device can measure several parameters such as skin firmness, elasticity and tonicity.

What is the principle of Sebumeter?

Principle: – The measurement is based on the principle of grease spot photometry. The measuring head of the cassette with its special tape is placed on the skin. It is then inserted into a slot of the device, where the transparency is measured by a light source passing through the tape.

How do you measure skin hydration?

The Moisture Meter is a white stick with a sensor that measures the amount of moisture in your skin. The number on the meter indicates how hydrated (or dehydrated) your skin is, and helps you figure out the kind of products that you should be using on your skin.

How is skin hydration measured?

Skin hydration is generally evaluated using devices that measure capacitance or conductance. A new technology (Biodisplay) was developed to provide accurate measurements of skin hydration at the contact site.

How do you measure skin firmness?

What is the elasticity measurement with the Cutometer?

The elasticity measurement with the Cutometer® is the basic measurement for all cosmetic applications. It is obligatory for formulation, efficacy testing and claim support for all kinds of cosmetic products (especially anti-aging products, firmness enhancing or anti-cellulite products).

Can Cutometer parameters R7 and R2 be used to assess skin elasticity?

Conclusions: It is considered that Cutometer parameters R7 and R2 are used as main parameters to assess skin elasticity and aging. And our studies using Moire topography on the face have confirmed that instrumental measurements reflect the decrease in skin elasticity, which is perceived visually.

How do you measure elasticity of skin?

Principle The objective is to instrumentally measure the elasticity of the skin, using the Cutometer. The instrument applies gentle suction to a very small sample of the skin surface and then releases the skin, allowing it to recover. Steps of the Test A target area of skin is identified.

What is elasticity?

Elasticity is generically defined as the physical property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape in response to a force, followed by recovery toward its original form when the force is removed.