For a safe and effective treatment, Dr. Manrique uses Skintel Melanin Reader technology, the only FDA-cleared melanin reader. Skintel determines the average melanin density of the skin in a quantitative manner prior to energy- based aesthetic treatments, such as hair removal or skin laser revitalization.
Understanding how much melanin is in the skin helps Dr. Manrique better choose treatment settings for superior results, while minimizing the risk of over-treatment with complications as PIH or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Until now, aesthetic treatment providers have primarily relied on old, fairly subjective tools to determine a patient’s skin type, including the traditional Fitzpatrick Skin Type evaluation, observations of the patient’s skin, and the patient’s account of recent sun exposure. With Skintel, there are no more guesses!