The Cutometer® is intended to measure viscoelastic properties (elasticity, firmness, tonicity and suppleness) of the skin.
The principle is based on a mechanical deformation of the skin via the suction method. A negative pressure is created in the device and the skin is drawn into the 2 mm aperture of the probe. The resistance of the skin to the negative pressure (firmness) and its ability to return into its original position (elasticity) are displayed as real time measurement curves (penetration depth in mm/time).
The obtained measures provide information about the elastic and mechanical properties of the skin surface and enable an objective evaluation of skin aging.