DermaLab Combo

CORTEX TECHNOLOGY
Multiparameter skin analysis

The DermaLab Combo features up to nine skin parameters in one instrument as well as intuitive application software wirelessly controlled by the included tablet.

In the DermaLab Combo we have concentrated all our knowledge in one flexible concept with the goal to be able to offer all parameters in one instrument. The result is an instrument, which for the first time offers high frequency ultrasound for instant skin assessment in combination with more traditional skin parameters such as elasticity, hydration, sebum, TEWL etc.

Simply customise your DermaLab Combo for the desired application by adding probes as needed.

The DermaLab Combo is well suited for scientific skin analysis and ideal for product testing as well as research work. Operation of the instrument is highly intuitive, fully touch-screen controlled and the gathered data may easily be exported for further processing.

DermaLab Combo Brochure
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Choose the following parameters in any combination:

Skin video scope

Variable magnification. Polarised/non-polarised setting to reduce surface reflections.

1.3M pixels, other resolutions available on request.

 

Skin pH

Probe developed for skin pH determination. Easy to use, high reproducibility.

Comes with calibration kit and table stand.

Skin temperature

Infrared probe for non-contact skin temperature measurement. High accuracy and reproducibility, read-out in deg. Celsius or deg. Fahrenheit.

Sebum assessment

Oil-specific, microporous sebum collecting material. Does not absorb water (sweat).

Sequential procedure(zero-calibration/sebum collection/measurement).

 

Sample screenshots of the software for each parameter

Technical specifications

DermaLab Combo

Dimensions: 24 x 23 x 9 cm
Operating temperature range: +5 °C to +40 °C
Operating humidity: Up to 90% rel. non-condensing
Operating system: Windows 10 Storage 4 GB RAM, 32+ GB Solid State Disk
USB-connector 1x USB 2.0
HDMI-connector 1
Power supply 100-240 V input, 12 V / 2,75 A output
Touch screen display 10-11” min, 1366x768 resolution
Data storage: Date/timestamped data files, Excel compatible files, .bmp image files

Options: USB Keyboard/mouse, HDMI monitor, USB printer, USB disk, USB foot switch

COMBO
Ultrasound probe

Principle: Rotating single element transducer
Transducer: Center frequency 20 MHz, band-width 5-35 MHz, focal-distance 13 mm
Scan: Lengh 17,6 mm, max penetration 3,37 mm, 188 lines per image
Gain-range: +/-10 dB,
Image resolution: 60 µm x 200 µm (axial x lateral)
Measurements: automatic and manuel

Highlights:
Instant and automatic assessment of collagen level and dermal thinkness, low echogenic band (LEB)
Manuel measurement features - distance and intensity
Easy to operate — no need for training

US-PROBE
Hydration Probe

Probe designs: Flat faced and pin electrodes
Principle: Conductance, single frequency
Hydration: 0 … 9999 µS (1 µS resolution)
Accuracy: 5%
Spring loaded action triggers/stops measurement.
Calibration: Calibration checker available (optional)

Highlights:
Instant assessment of the water binding capacity in the stratum corneum
Pin-probe design facilitates dry skin and scalp applications and minimises water accumulation under the electrodes

 

Skin Hydration measuring probe.
Elasticity Probe

Principle: Stress/strain by preset vacuum
Settings: 3 vacuum settings (soft, normal and firm skin) and skin thickness
Measurements: Uparameter?, Young’s Modulus, ViscoElasticity, Retraction time
Probe: 10 mm suction aperture
Ultra low weight (approx. 7 grams) for minimum skin bias.
Adheres to the skin by double adhesive sticker.

Highlights:
Minimum skin bias due to low weight of the probe
Reliable operation due to the use of double adhesive sticker
Soft, Normal and Firm setting of vacuum for extended dynamic range

Elasticity
Skin Color Probe

Principle: High sensitivity color detecting chip
Light Source: 2 x high intensity white LED
Color Sensor: 4 x 16 active elements
Target area: 7 mm diameter
Pigmentation (melanin): 0.0 - 99.9
Erythema (redness, hemoglobin) 0.0 - 99.9
CIELAB: L*, a*, b* (resolution 0.1)
Accuracy: 5%

Highlights:
Optical focusing limits internal reflections and unwanted external light
Illuminated target area
Transparent probe front facilitates accurate positioning of probe

DermLab Skin color probe, used for measuring skin color
TEWL Probe

Principle: Open chamber diffusion gradient.
Range: 0 - 250 g/m²/h, resolution: 0.1 g/m²/h, accuracy: 5%
Environment check: Relative humidity and temperature.
Display: Continuous real-time readout of TEWL.
Stop criteria: Preset standard deviation.

Highlights:

Special probe design eliminates the need for a protected measurement environment
Probe calibration with certificate

This is the "gold standard" in water loss measurement.
Skin Temperature Probe

Principle: Non-contact infrared detection
Range: 10 - 50 ˚C
Resolution: 0.1 ˚C
Accuracy: +/- 0.7 ˚C
Display Mode: Degree Celsius or degree Fahrenheit

Skintemperature
Skin pH Probe

Probe type: Standard gel-filled surface type probe,
Fast response time
Range: 1.00 - 11.00 pH
Accuracy: 0.1 pH @ 25 ˚C

skinphprobe
VideoScope Probe

Principle: Sensitive digital camera with diffused or polarised light source.
Readout: Digital Image 1.3M pixels (SXGA) 2 magnification ranges
Illumination: 8 x white LED

Highlights:

Single hand operation including adjustment of magnification
Selection between diffused and polarised light source

skinVideoScop
Sebum Strip Reader

Principle: Translucency characteristics of sebum
Sebum collector: Microporous polymer film mounted on light absorbing substrate
Sebum score: 0 - 99
Accuracy: 5%

Highlights:
Quick and objective assessment of oiliness
Sequential and screen guided measurement procedure

Via a strip reader, you can measure your skin oiliness.