Wood’s lamp is a device for initial dermatological diagnosis of various types of skin lesions. Its operation is based on the phenomenon of fluorescence. Different types of diseases trigger the glow of a different color under the influence of ultraviolet light emitted. The test is completely painless, safe and carries no risk of complications.
Wood’s lamp, developed in 1925, is used in dermatology, aesthetic medicine and cosmetology until today. Its main dermatological application is diagnostics of superficial infections caused by fungi and bacteria, pigmentation disorders and skin porphyria. In aesthetic medicine, we use the lamp to diagnose skin discolorations, to assess the condition of the skin, for example after chemical peels. The variety of applications and simplicity of its use make Wood’s lamp one of the basic diagnostic tools at Triclinium.