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We invite you to become familiar with the possibilities and applications of laser scanning microscopy. The following pages describe this exciting technology in more detail:
Confocal laser scanning microscopy opens a "window into your skin" without being invasive - i.e. without damaging the skin. This innovative imaging method depicts the structure of skin. The confocal image shows each individual layer of skin in horizontal sections. For the first time, an optical biopsy in real time is possible.
Imaging with dermatoscopes is usually only the first step in a series of invasive and time-consuming diagnostic procedures.  Dermoscopy has limited use due to the lack of cellular resolution. Confocal laser scanning microscopy, however, consists of one single step, which depicts all skin structures in microscopic accuracy from the epidermis to the upper reticular dermis using non-invasive technology.
Confocal laser scanning microscopy can be used for countless applications and research areas. Images produced by laser scanning microscopy are especially well suited to assist Physicians to perform screening examinations and diagnoses of skin cancer or early forms of skin cancer (carcinoma in situ). This technology can also be applied in cases of burns, dermatitis, and the cosmetics research industry. New indications are added to the medical literature all the time.