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Tips & Tricks


No pain, no gain? In my home country we have a saying: "If you want to be beautiful, you will need to suffer" meaning that it requires either great effort, or painful measures if you want to augment your looks. Exergen is proving that this is false; gain without pain! Many aesthetic and cosmetic treatments such as hair removal, body contouring, tattoo removal or vascular treatments, involve heating of certain layers of the skin. The higher the temperatures in these specific layers, the better the effect of the treatment (the gain). But if these areas get too hot the patient can feel discomfort or even get burns (the pain). Real time measurement of the skin temperature is possible with Exergen sensors, so the treatment can be optimized without the risk of burns. So voila, here are five tips and tricks to consider whenever you want to measure skin temperature.

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Aren't you amazed at how a human eye works? These two small spheres in your head manage to do effortlessly what even the biggest, most sophisticated cameras can not do. They can aim your view and focus to get a sharp image (not an easy task as the signals from both eyes need to be combined), they can adjust to changing light intensities, detect even the smallest changes in colour and shape, and your brain can process this information on the fly. You often take your ability to see for granted, but if you think about it for a while, it is very extraordinary. Infrared sensors function in a similar way as your eyes: they detect infrared radiation and convert it into a signal to process. Only infrared sensors don't pick up the visible ligth, but the invisible light that is heat. The analogy between eyes and non contact temperature sensors can be extended a little further to provide you with some tips and tricks that will help you to get a better and more accurate temperature measurement.

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