What Is a Wood Lamp Skin Analyzer
A UV Skin Scope - The wood lamp is a tool created for skin examination, it uses transillumination (light) to detect bacterial or fungal skin infections. This device is also capable of detecting skin pigment disorders such as vitiligo and other skin irregularities.
How Does a UV Skin Analyzer Wood Lamp Work?
Zemits DetektiLight UV Skin Scope is a small handheld device that uses UV light to illuminate areas of the skin. The light is held over an area of skin typically covered by a dark fabric. The affected area of the skin changes color under the light, this is caused by the presence of certain bacteria or fungi.
What Do the Results Mean?
Normally, the light will look purple or violet and the skin will not fluoresce or show any spots under the Wood lamp. The skin will change color if there is fungal or bacterial presence, as some fungi and some bacteria naturally luminesce under ultraviolet light.