Expert: Observ your face in a new light


At Maricopa Wellness Center, we pride ourselves on our visual diagnosis of skin concerns and issues. Unfortunately, we are unable to see what is underneath the skin that may be causing issues. That is, until now.

We just brought on a new skin-analyzing system to provide accurate diagnoses at both the epidermal and dermal layers. The Observ 520x is a state-of-the-art machine equipped with nine comprehensive observation modes. These nine modes are:

Daylight mode offers a controlled, natural daylight environment. This is the baseline for an aesthetic skin consultation.

Surface Texture reveals the skin’s textural topography, illustrating rough and bumpy skin, blackheads, whiteheads and dry lines. Early signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, visible pore structures and rough patches are more apparent in this mode.

Pigmentation illustrates common skin tone irregularities such as sun damage, pigmentation, melasma, freckles, dark circles, post inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) and general color variations.

Vascularity illustrates the network of microvascular structures in the skin that lead to redness and visible facial flushing. Images tear trough visibility, inflammation, broken capillaries and spider veins.

Parallel Polarized provides an enhanced view of the skin’s surface, fine lines, micro-relief, wrinkles, texture, pores, depressed scars, blackheads and whiteheads.

Cross Polarized suppresses surface shine for an unobstructed view of dermal structures, vascular conditions, inflammations and pigmentation.

True UV exposes skin abnormalities on the surface and in deeper skin layers, creating distinguishable fluorescence patterns. It showcases Melasma, sun damage, acne prone skin and active acne.

Simulated Woods Light adjusts the spectrum of light to reveal diagnostic dimensions, such as skin dehydration, hypopigmentation and hydrolipid (oily) skin.

360 Light illustrates areas of volume on the face, showcasing results for age-management treatments and dermal fillers.

Observ 520x was developed on the principle of skin fluorescence to optically examine skin health at a deeper level. Skin cells emit visible light in a special way. Thanks to the Observ 520x’s exclusive fluorescence technology, we can easily identify skin conditions by the unique colors and patterns that become visible when exposed to true UV light.

The Observ 520x is a completely non-invasive, pain-free approach to analyzing the skin, unlike traditional skin biopsy techniques. The system also allows us to track treatment progress with side-by-side comparisons.

Observ 520x makes the invisible visible with unparalleled clarity.

This story was previously published in the June issue of InMaricopa Magazine.