Risk Factor: Dry Skin
Dry skin, also called xerosis, is a very common skin condition that occurs at all ages. Usually, it doesn’t represent a serious problem but sometimes it can be difficult to treat. Moreover, it might be correlated to other skin diseases or associated to pathological conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, Sjögren syndrome, malnutrition, etc…
DermaStat, developed by a team of leading podiatric clinicians, is an easy-to-use digital skin moisture meter. In seconds, DermaStat accurately detects the “tell-tale” moisture levels of the skin’s surface, providing an alert to the potential effects of excessively dry skin of the feet that may lead to more complicated dermatological conditions.
DermaStat assesses the Stratum Corneum, the most superficial layer of the skin. The SC is a metabolically active skin component that provides a primary layer of defense against environmental assaults. By retaining adequate moisture levels within the SC, complications associated with excessively dry skin may be avoided.