ElastiMeter provides a scientific method to assess skin elasticity utilising an indenter-based technology. Skin elasticity is known to decrease with the ageing process
Evaluation of the elastic properties of the skin is typically used as an indicator of skin aging and the ElastiMeter provides important information for skin care product R&D.
ElastiMeter has a 0.6 mm indenter, base plate and built-in force sensor to assist with repeatable measurements. When performing the measurement with the ElastiMeter, the probe head is briefly pressed against the skin with a recommended force shown on the screen. The indenter imposes a constant deformation when the reference plate is in full contact with the skin.
The skin resists against the deformation and its response to this external force indicates its elastic properties. ElastiMeter measures instant skin elasticity (ISE) and displays the measured value (N/m) immediately after the measurement.
The measurement principle of the ElastiMeter is based on the analysis of the biomechanical response of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, and it is mathematically modeled using 3D computational FE (Finite Element) analysis. The ElastiMeter can be used either as a stand-alone device or measurement data can be collected wirelessly to the DMC software.