Understanding cutaneous vascular presentations is a prerequisite for effective research programs including:
- Clinical research involving systemic and topical medications
- Optimization of treatment parameters for lasers, energy devices etc
Besides imaging vascular networks, VivoSight Dx and VivoTools measure the following vascular properties:
- Vessel density by depth
- Depth of the superficial vascular plexus
- Modal vessel diameter of the superficial plexus
- Density of vessels at the plexus level
VivoSight Dx Measurements Can Enhance Research of Inflammatory and Vascular Conditions:
In addition to marked morphologic differences (thickened and bright stratum corneum, acanthosis), the number of blood vessels and vascular density is increased in psoriasis. Images courtesy of Welzel .
Rosacea Therapy (Brimonidine)
Dynamic OCT en-face view of normal skin located on the cheek before (left) and 60 minutes after topical brimonidine (right).
Port Wine Stain Birthmarks and Rosacea
VivoSight Dx uncovers a wide variability of quantified vascular morphology requiring different, individual treatment approaches with lasers and energy device
VivoSight Scans Show Highly Variable Architecture for a Variety of Vascular Lesions
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