Patient Information

Our in vivo products open a “window into the skin” without injuring it. VivaScope technology is used to perform an optical biopsy. Changes in the individual skin layers are thus detected without surgical intervention and a reliable diagnosis can be made even during the examination. Unnecessary biopsies, which are usually painful and unpleasant can be avoided with this procedure.

Find out below about the different fields of application of the VivaScope product range.
Examination Procedure
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A window is attached to the skin ...
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… light enters the skin layers …
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… precise images showing the cellular structure after few minutes.
"Confocal Microscopy nowadays represents a routine at University-Policlinico of Modena for the early diagnosis of melanoma and management of moles. It's efficacy enabled to improve early detection of skin cancer and to avoid a huge number of unnecessary excisions. When I started in 2003 I didn't expect how this technology could be able to set such high diagnostic standards."
Prof. Giovanni Pellacani
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Chairman of the Department of Dermatology University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
FAQ
How does the confocal laser scanning microscopy of VivaScope work?
After applying the tissue cap to the skin, a laser beam hits the affected region before it is reflected again. The special arrangement of the laser beam and sensor allows for high-resolution images that depict the cellular structure of the skin.
In contrast to existing methods, VivaScope products do not require any contrast agents and thus enable painless and fast image generation.
Is an examination with a confocal laser scanning microscope associated with pain or discomfort?
No, unlike the current procedure of taking a biopsy of the conspicuous skin region, VivaScope products do not damage your skin.
The procedure is completely painless and does not cause any discomfort.
What are the advantages of this method of examination?
The biggest advantages for you are a completely pain-free examination and the possibility of a quick diagnosis. There is no need to resign yourself to discomfort during or after the examination.
VivaScope products use a laser. Is this associated with adverse side effects?
No, the gentle examination method used by VivaScope products does not cause any negative side effects. Even highly sensitive skin regions can thus be assessed without any problems as is the case in acute contact allergies.
What are the applications?
In medicine, confocal laser scanning microscopy is primarily used in the fields of preventive examination, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Other uses include, for example, wound and scar treatment as well as cosmetic research.
Confocal laser scanning microscopy opens up new fields of application due to its gentle and fast methodology.
Do doctors need specific training in the use of confocal laser scanning microscopes?
During the installation of the products, dermatologists are instructed in detail regarding the operation of the confocal laser scanning microscopes.
In addition, various clinics in several European countries offer qualified further education and training for physicians. There is also comprehensive material available for self-study.
Competence Centres & Locations
Currently, more than 350 confocal laser scanning microscopes are used for various medical applications in the EU.
Find out more about our competence centres and locations here.
Academisch Medisch Centrum, AMC
Dermatology
Dr. Daniel Kadouch
+31 20 5662587
Meibergdreef 9
1100 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andreas Syggros Hospital of Venereal & Dermatological Diseases
Prof. Alex Stratigos
+30 21 07265100
5, I. Dragoumi street
16121 Athens, Greece
ASL Lecce
U.O.C. di Dermatologia del P.O. Vito Fazzi
Dott.ssa Lucia Pietroleonardo
+39 832 661169249
Via Miglietta 5
73100 Lecce, Italy
ASST degli Spedali Civili di Brescia
Department of Dermatology
Prof. Marina Venturini
+39 34 93247466
Piazzale Spedali Civili, 1
25123 Brescia, Italy
Avantgarde Lasermedizin Zentrum für Lasermedizin
Dermatologie
Dr. Bernd Algermissen
+49 30 88923690
Kurfürstendamm 37
10719 Berlin, Germany
Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
Dermatology Department
Dr. Sebastien Debarbieux
+33 478 861681
165 Chemin du Grand Revoyet
69495 Pierre-Bénite CEDEX, France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire – Hôpital de la Timone
Service Dermatologie
Prof. Grob
+33 4 91387991
Marseille, France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Besançon
Dr. Ferial Fanian
+33 3 81219072
CHU St. Jaques
25030 Besançon, France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice – Hôpital l’Archet 2
Service de Dermatologie
Prof. Philippe Bahadoran, MD, PhD
+33 492 036488
151 Route Saint Antoine Ginestiere
06200 Nice, France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Djion
Service de dermatologie
Prof. Pierre Vabres
+33 3 80293336
14 Rue Paul Gaffarel
21079 Dijon, France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint-Étienne
Service de Dermatologie
Dr. Jean-Luc Perrot, Dr. Bruno Labeille
+33 477 828333
42055 Saint-Étienne CEDEX 2, France
Centro Medico Unisalus
Prof. Emilio Berti, Chairman of the University of Milan, Director of Dept. Of Dermatology
+39 2 48013784
Via Gian Battista Pirelli n. 16/B
20124 Milan, Italy
Centrul Medical Panduri
Dr. Vlad Voiculescu
+40/21/9901
str. Clucerului nr.55, sector 1
Bucharest
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie, Allergologie
Center of Experimental & Applied Cutaneous Physiology (CCP)
Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Lademann
+49 30 450518235
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin, Germany
CHU – Hôpital Estaing
Department of Dermatology and Skin Oncology
Prof. Michel D'Incan, MD, PhD
+33 473 75055
1, place Lucie et Raymond Aubrac
63003 Clermont-Ferrand CEDEX 01, France
Dermatologie & Urologie Kastanienhof Köln
Privatärztliche Gemeinschaftspraxis
Dr. Anne Hundgeburth, Dr. Lill, Dr. Schmell, Dr. Framke, Dr. Weber
+49 221 4740666
Statthalterhofweg 70
50858 Köln-Junkersdorf, Germany
Dermatologie Dr. Joachim Krekel
Dr. Joachim Krekel
+49 6232 10012410
Iggelheimer Straße 26
67346 Speyer, Germany
Dermatologisk Poliklinikk Sarpsborg
Dr. Darjosh Dinparvar
+47 69 130040
Sandesundsveien 23
1724 Sarpsborg, Norway
Diagnosis Dermatologica
Dr. Josep Malvehy, Director of Diagnosis Dermatologia, Dr. Susana Puig, Director of Diagnosis Dermatologia
+34 93 3638920
C/ Vilamarin 75
08015 Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Folke Habermann
Hautarzt Allergologie  
Dr. Folke Habermann 
+49 261 3031813
Schlossstr. 17
56068 Koblenz, Germany
Dr. Martina Ulrich Dermatologie am Regierungsviertel
Dr. Martina Ulrich
+49 30 278794110
Luisenstr. 54/55
10117 Berlin, Germany
Dr. med. Dagmar Rohde
Fachärztin für Dermatologie, Venerologie, Allergologie, ambulante Operationen
Dr. med. Dagmar Rohde
+49 431 9877200
Exerzierplatz 32
24103 Kiel, Germany
Dr. med. Henning Platschek
Dr. med. Henning Platschek
+49 511 98459660
Hildesheimer Str. 265
30159 Hannover, Germany
Euromed Clinic Dermatologie
Dr. Robert Birk, Dr. Dieter Neugebauer
+49 911 9714632
Europa-Allee 1
90763 Fürth, Germany
Gemeinschaftspraxis Dr. med. B. Salzer – Dr. med. M. Arnold
Dr. med. B. Salzer & Dr. med. M. Arnold
+49 7131 80301
Lohtorstraße 17-21
74072 Heilbronn, Germany
Gemeinschaftspraxis Dr. med B. Liekenbröcker & Dr. med. T. Lieckenbröcker
Dr. med. B. Liekenbröcker, Dr. med. T. Liekenbröcker
+49 511 36382324
Karmarschstr. 33/35
30159 Hanover, Germany
Gemeinschaftspraxis Dr. med. Harald Bruckbauer & Dr. med. Sonja Karl
Dr. med. Harald Bruckbauer, Dr. med. Sonja Karl
+49 8165 708880
Marktplatz 7b
85375 Neufahrn, Germany
Gemeinschaftspraxis Dres. Dorittke & Kardorff     
Dermatologie, Allergologie und Phlebologie
Dres. Dorittke & Kardorff
Marktstraße 31
41236 Mönchengladbach, Germany
Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
A. J. Coleman, MSc PhD
+44 20 71883811
4th Floor, Lambeth Wing
SE1 7EH London, Great Britain
Haut- & Laserzentrum Neuer Jungfernstieg
Dr. med. Ulrike Hiss
+49 40 35015232
Neuer Jungfernstieg 6a
20354 Hamburg, Germany

Hautärzte Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Gernot Herrmann & Dr. med. Katja Reinhold
Gemeinschaftspraxis
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Gernot Herrmann, Dr. med. Katja Reinhold
+49 211 1645480
Goltsteinstraße 28
40211 Düsseldorf, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. med. Andrea Zorn
Dr. med. Andrea Zorn
+49 6173 3250701
Bleichstraße 5
61476 Kronberg, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. med. Günther Groebe   
Dr. med. Günther Groebe
+49 6172 71179
Am Houiller Platz 2
61381 Friedrichsdorf, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. med. Henrik C. Witt
Dr. med. Henrik C. Witt
+49 6722 497865
Winkelerstr. 52a
65366 Geisenheim, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. med. Natalie Klein, MPH & PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich
Dr. med. Natalie Klein, MPH & PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich
+49 30 7721044

Elisabethstr. 6
12247 Berlin, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. Tilmann Brauns
Dr. Tilmann Brauns
+49 30 8923282
Kurfürstendamm 139
10711 Berlin, Germany
Hautarztpraxis Dr. Wacker
Dr. med. Jörg Wacker, Dr. med. Juliane Wacker
+49 6221 4185980
Rohrbacher Straße 9
69115 Heidelberg, Germany
HautTherapieZentrum Stuttgart Dr. med. F. Braun, Dr. med. R. Merkert
Dr. med. F. Braun, Dr. med. Merkert
+49 711 562885
Calwer Str. 11
70173 Stuttgart, Germany
HELIOS Klinikum Erfurt
Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie
Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Herbst
+49 361 7814301
Nordhäuser Straße 74
99089 Erfurt, Germany
Hôpital Ambroise Paré
Pôle Spécialités-Cancer
Service de Dermatologie
Chef du service de Dermatologie Prof. Philippe Saïag
+33 149 095673
9 ave. Charles de Gaulle
92104 Boulogne CEDEX, France
Hopital Erasme Université Libre de Bruxelles
Service de Dermatologie
Prof. Del Marmol
+32 2555 4612
Route de Lennik 808
1070 Brussels, Belgium
Hôpital Henri Mondor
Dr. Charlotte Bernigaud
+33 1 498120
51, av. du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
94000 Créteil, France
Hopital Saint Vincent-de-Paul
Prof. Dr. Philippe Modiano
Boulevard de Belfort BP 387
59020 Lille CEDEX, France
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Melanoma Unit,
Dermatology Department
Dr. Josep Malvehy, Director of the Melanoma Unit, Dr. Susana Puig, Director of research of the Melanoma Unit
+34 93 22754002422
C/ Villarroel, 170
08036 Barcelona, Spain
Hospital CUF Descobertas
Centro de Dermatologia
Prof. Dr. Joao Maia Silva
+351 938631938
Rua Mário Botas
1998-018 Lisbon, Portugal
Hospital General Universitario de Alicante
Servicio de Dermatologia
Dr. José Bañuls
+34 965 933000
C\ Pintor Baeza 11
03010 Alicante,
Spain
Hospital Ramón y Cajal
Dr. Ivette Alarcon
+34 6000 13186
Carretera de Colmenar Viejo
28034 Madrid, Spain
Hospital Universitario La Fé
Department Dermatologia
Dr. Blanca De Unamuno Bustos
+34 96 1244000
Avinguda de Fernando Abril Martorell 106
46026 Valencia, Spain
Hôtel-Dieu CHU Nantes
UF Cancéro-dermatologie
Amir Khammari
+33 2 40083280
1 place Alexis Ricordeu
44093 Nantes CEDEX, France
I.C.L.I.D. Studio Medico
Dr. Pier Luca Bencini; Dr. Marta Fusano
+39 2 760 203 08
Via della Moscova 42, 20121 Milano
INRCA – IRCCS Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura per Anziani
Dott. Stefano Serresi
+39 347 4551175
Via della Montagnola No. 81
60127 Ancona, Italy
Inselspital Bern
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie
Prof. Dr. Robert Hunger
+41 31 6322218
Freiburgstrasse 18
3010 Bern, Switzerland
Institute of Oncology Vilnius University
National Cancer Institute
+37 05 2786700
Santariskiu 1
08660 Vilnius, Lithuania
Istanbul Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Dermatoloji Klinigi
Dr. Mehmet Salih Gürel
34098 Istanbul, Turkey
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
Divisione melanoma e sarcomi muscolocutanei
Direttore Dr. Alessandro Testori, Dr. Guiseppe Spadola, Dr. Giulio Tosti
+39 2 57489459
Via Ripamonti 435
20141 Milano, Italy
Istituto Nazionale Tumori IRCCS-Fondazione Pascale
IRCCS-Fondazione Pascale
Oncology
Paolo A. Ascierto, MD
+39 0815 903 841
Via Mariano Semmola. 52
80131 Napoli
Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per la cura e lo studio dei Tumori (IRST)
Skin Cancer Unit
Prof. Ignazio Stanganelli
+39 543 724616
Via Maroncelli 40
47014 Meldola, Italy
Klinikum der Universität München 
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie
Frauenlobstraße 9–11
80337 Munich, Germany
Klinikum Hanau
Haut- und Allergologieklinik
Prof. Dr. med. H. M. Ockenfels
+49 6181 9233333
Leimenstraße 20
63450 Hanau, Germany
Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee 
Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt
+43 463 5380
Feschnigstraße 11
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
LASERPLAST SRL STP
Piazza Eleonara Duse 2
20122 Milano
Limerick University Hospital
Department of Dermatology
Dr. Bart Ramsay, Dr. Kashif Ahmad
Ballycummin Avenue
Raheen Business Park
Limerick, Ireland
Medizinische Universität Wien
Universitätsklinik der Dermatologie
Univ. Prof. Dr. Harald Kittler
+43 1 40400 77200
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, Leitstelle 7 J
1090 Vienna, Austria
Medizinisches Zentrum Bonn
Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Reinhold
+49 228 22720128
Friedensplatz 16
53111 Bonn, Germany
MVZ Dr. Kramer
Bereich Dermatologie
Dr. Kirsten Kramer
+49 911 2402625
Bahnhofstr. 11a     
90402 Nuremberg, Germany
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Jennifer Garioch MD, FRCP
+44 7771996480
Colney Lane
NR4 7UY Norwich, Great Britain
PD Dr. med. Carsten Gutgesell
Facharzt für Dermatologie
PD Dr. med. Carsten Gutgesell
+49 40 5233303
Berliner Allee 40c
22850 Norderstedt, Germany

Praxis Dr. Marc Boone
Dr. Marc Boone, Dr. Mariano Suppa
+32 2270 3383, +32 2555 7398
Kardinaal Sterckxlaan 128
1860 Meise, Belgium
Praxis Dr. med. Christoph Trennheuser
Dr. med. Christoph Trennheuser
+49 6831 986120
Vaubanstraße 27 
66740 Saarlouis, Germany
Praxis Dr. med. Wolf-Dieter Weidenmann
Dr. med. Wolf-Dieter Weidenmann
+49 711 616261
Schlossstr. 59a
70176 Stuttgart, Germany
Praxis für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Venerologie Trier
Praxis für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Venerologie
Dres. Reinhold Brunner & Luise Brunner
+49 651 41011
Liebfrauenstraße 9
54290 Trier, Germany
Praxisklinik Die Hautärzte.com
Privatpraxis für Dermatologie
Dr. Stefan Sünkel, Dr. Denis Frenzel
+49 8151 96170
Josef-Jägerhuber-Str. 7
82319 Starnberg, Germany
Privatärztliche Hautarztpraxis PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich
PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich
+49 151 12185081
Rennbahnallee 111
15366 Hoppegarten, Germany
Privatpraxis für Dermatologie in München Dr. med. Andrea Niedermeier
Dr. med. Andrea Niedermeier
+49 89 15888878
Gerner Straße 17
80638 Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles
Privatpraxis für Hautkrankheiten, Allergologie und Naturheilverfahren
Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles
Große Weilstraße 41
45525 Hattingen, Germany
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Department of Dermatology
Prof. Dr. M.J.P. Gerritsen
+31 24 3613724
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Dept. of Dermatology
Assoc. Prof. John Paoli
+46 31 3421000
41345 Gothenburg, Sweden
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute
Department of Clinical Dermatology
Dr. Marco Ardigo
+39 6 52666710
Via Chianesi, 53
00144 Rome, Italy
Second University of Naples
Department of Dermatology
Giuseppe Argenziano, MD
+39 335 415093
Via G. Fiorelli 5
80121 Naples, Italy
Skin Care Network (Barnet) Ltd
+44 20 84411043
3 Church Passage, Wood Street
EN5 4QS, Barnet, Herts, Great Britain
SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH
Klinik für Dermatalogie, Allergologie und Phlebologie
Prof. Dr. med. Harald Löffler
+49 7131 49-35001
Klinikum am Gesundbrunnen 20-26
74078 Heilbronn, Germany
SPZOZ Szpital Uniwersytecki w Krakowie
Oddzial Kliniczny Kliniki Dermatologii,
Katedra i Klinika Dermatologii UJ CM30-017
Prof. Dr. Anna Wojas-Pelc
+48 12 4305266
ul. Skawinska 8
31-501 Kraków, Poland
Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltenges. m.b.H LKH – Univ. Klinikum Graz
Univ. Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie
Prof. Dr. med. Iris Zalaudek
Auenbruggerplatz 8
8036 Graz, Austria
ÜBAG Hautarztpraxis Dr. med. Stephanie Soost, PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich, Dr. med. Natalie Klein, MPH
Dr. med. Stephanie Soost, PD Dr. med. Sylke Gellrich, Dr. med. Natalie Klein, MPH
+49 30 5328144
Tabbertstraße 38
12459 Berlin, Germany
Università degli Studi di Brescia
Division di Dermatologia
Prof. Giacomo Calzavara Pinton
P.le Spedali Civili, 1
25123 Brescia, Italy
Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie LKH Salzburg
Müllner Hauptstraße 48
5020 Salzburg, Austria
Universitätsklinikum Augsburg
Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie
Prof. Dr. med. Julia Welzel
+49 821 400 7401
Sauerbruchstraße 6
86179 Augsburg, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
Klinik u. Poliklinik für Dermatologie
Prof. Dr. Stefan Beissert
+49 351 4582497
Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Klinik für Dermatologie
Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Homey
+49 211 8117632
Moorenstraße 5
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt Goethe-Universität
Klinik für Dermatalogie, Venerologie & Allergologie
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, Haus 28
60590 Frankfurt am Main
Universitätsklinikum Greifswald der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hautkrankheiten
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Jünger
+49 3834 866770
Fleischmannstr. 42-44
17487 Greifswald, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg MKG
Dr. Veronika Shavlokhova
Im Neuenheimer Feld 400
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Universitätsspital Zürich
Dermatologische Klinik
PD Dr. med. Ralph Braun
+41 44 2553586
Gloriastrasse 31
8091 Zurich, Switzerland
University Hospital Lausanne
Department of Dermatology and Venerology, CHUV
Olivier Gaide, MD, PhD, PD, MA
+41 21 3141111
29, Av. de Beaumont
1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Department of Dermatology
Prof. Giovanni Pellacani
+39 59 4224264
c/o Policlinico
Via del Pozzo 71
41125 Modena, Italy
University of Pécs
Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Oncoderm
Dr. Gyulai Rolland, MD, PhD
Akácfa utca 1
7632 Pécs, Hungary
Ural Research Institute of Dermatovenerology and Immunopathology
Elizaveta Topychkanova
+8 904 9815852
st. Tscherbakova, 8
620076 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Vaasa Central Hospital
Department of Dermatology
Chief Physician Johanna Hagman, MD, PhD
+358 6 2132670
Hietalahdenkatu 2-4
65130 Vaasa, Finland
Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny Klinika Dermatologiczna
Szeserów 128
04-141 Warszawa, Poland
MAVIG GmbH
VivaScope
Stahlgruberring 5
81829 Munich
Germany
Phone:
+49 (0) 89 420 96 - 280
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