Technological Innovations & Trends in Dermatology Practices
Aesthetic Medicine, News -- November 24, 2021
Latest Technological Innovations & Trends in Dermatology Practices
Like any industry, the aesthetic dermatology industry is evolving continuously. No other epoch may have witnessed so many profound technological advents as happened in these past two pandemic years. For lockdown made virtual connectivity imminent - the rise of electronic medical records (EMR) and the growth of applied teledermatology services could attribute to it.
Rise of EMR
EMRs change the face of remote dermatology consultations significantly. Dermatologists can access their patients' consultation history from their home or clinic, anywhere worldwide. EMR apps boosted connectivity and interoperability, enabling service providers to store and leverage client data. What you would see more in the time foreseeable is the rapid migration and adoption of Cloud-based EMRs. As a ball-park estimate, 40 percent of EMR systems in the USA are already operating in their cloud-based EMRs- a trend Indian dermatologists are closely watching and emulating.
Growth of teledermatology
Teledermatology is abridging the gap in the services for the underserved - considering clients from remote areas in the nation with little or no access to dermatologists. For several reasons and pandemic just one of them, 4 out of 5 patients today in India prefer teledermatology services to avoid face-to-face consultation and banal waiting hours preceding it. Facilities to save the consultation session and watch it later and many other factors also make online services dearer to patients.
AI-driven clinical decisions in dermatology
Leveraging AI for making improved medical decisions has been running in the background for a long time. AI-focused research is rivetting in dermoscopy imaging and content-based image retrieval (CBIR). Dermoscopy is a non-invasive method that allows the evaluation of colors and microstructures of the epidermis, otherwise invisible to naked eyes. On the other hand, CBIR systems rely on deep learning and help to find similar images to a query image from an image database. Blending both, and with refined algorithms to search and compare, dermatologists are making informed clinical decisions. These innovations reduce the technical aspects and let dermatologists focus on patient care.
Maximalism is trending
Maximalism in the aesthetic industry is a set of initiatives that aims to address a broader spectrum of skin, body, & hair concerns with customized treatments or services. For instance, advanced and medically proven Medifacials replaced regular facials. Medifacial provides the same instant glow as its conventional counterpart. At the same time, clients also benefit from addressing their distinct skin concerns and requirements through Medifacial.
In India, cosmetic and aesthetic market demand is steadily rising. Dominated by youth desperate to try what's new and trending to look better than yesterday, there are no signs of sales slowing down any time soon! New aesthetic service providers are leaving no stones unturned to conquer the promising market. Career opportunities are booming. AR/VR and emerging technologies are competing to provide the best aesthetic consultation experience. A brand new aesthetic care workforce is now tangibly inevitable - sound in medical expertise and latest technology. That's where KAAM comes in, helping students gain a competitive edge with the newest courses and hands-on experience.