The steadily growing demand in beauty devices is pushing manufacturers to spend more to develop devices that employ even more advanced technology. The demand is so great that reports say that beauty technology “has created a huge new market worth billions of dollars” and that “exponential growth rates will continue for the foreseeable future.” However, do all these advances in beauty technology mean anything to the medical world, or will their use remain purely in the cosmetic and beauty industry?
While it will be easy to scoff at these devices, the truth is that advances in any of these technologies have the potential of being used for medical applications. Just take the Psoria-Light device as an example. While it is used for treating psoriasis and other UV-treatable skin conditions and was not developed for mild dermatological problems, it is easy to imagine how other skincare light systems can be tweaked to accomplish the same feat. With so much research money going into beauty devices, the important thing is to be able to pinpoint which ones have potentially life-saving applications and to not shoot them down as useless.