Instrumental possibilities of skin parameters assessment — literature review


measurement of skin parameters
instrumental skin examination

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Stachowiak S, Buszmak A, Matthews-Brzozowska T, Kubisz L. Instrumental possibilities of skin parameters assessment — literature review. JoFA [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 31 [cited 2023 Mar. 29];3(2):122-3. Available from:


The authors reviewed the literature on the most commonly used devices for measuring skin parameters. The instruments were selected to measure: skin elasticity Cutometer® (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany), Reviscometer® RVM600; hydration while using skin properties such as resistance, capacity, conductivity and impedance, the Corneometer CM 820 and CM 825 (Courage & Khazaka, Koln, Germany), Nova DPM 9003 (Nova Technology Corporation, Gloucester, MA, USA), DermaLab® USB Moisture Module (Cortex Technology, Hadsund, Denmark) and Scalar Moisture Checker MY-808S (Scalar Corporation, Japan), to test percutaneous water loss (TEWL) with Tewameter® TM 300 (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany); high-frequency ultrasound scanners Dub®SkinScanner 75 (TPM Company, Lueneburg, Germany), DermaScan® C USB (Cortex Technology, Hadsund, Denmark); for pH measurement Skin-pH-Meter PH 905 (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany), Skin-pH-Meter PH 900 (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany, pH-Meter 1140 (Mettler Toledo, Urdorf, Switzerland); skin sebum is tested by Sebumeter® SM 815 (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany); the Mexameter® MX 18 (Courage-Khazaka, Koln, Germany), CM-2600d Spectrophotometer (Konica Minolta, Tokyo, Japan) and Minolta Chromameter CR-200 (Konica Minolta, Tokyo, Japan. The analysis of measuring devices available on the market introduces the mechanism of their operation and application.


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