Mask Printer & Mixer
Due to the different skin types, it has always been difficult to produce a skin-healing mask as a mass product for all. In addition, the unequal stress on different skin regions and skin types makes it almost impossible to know, in which facial region how much and which substances needs to be applied. This problem is successfully addressed by the Mask Printer & Mixer. However, the product is not just a pure mixing machine for making face masks, but also an analysis tool that allows the best facial treatment by scanning the face for face blemishes and heavy stresses. Only a precise analysis can achieve a 100% satisfactory result for the user. The result of this process is an individualised cosmetic or even therapeutic mask.
In the first step, the skin of the customer is analysed and displayed. The skin regions are analysed for stress and impurities using the proprietary software to give a clear picture of the necessary treatment. The mapping is done by chemical methods (such as pH measurement, skin type determination), visual observation (visual analysis of the pores and general condition of different skin areas with high-resolution camera and photos or automatically by a computer-scan system) and infrared measurement of the heat release of the skin through an infrared camera.
Mask making components include a special dispensing machine (Mask Printer), a skin analyser along with proprietary software, cosmetic substances (creams, oils, solutions of vitamins and other active ingredients) and a cosmetic mask warp. During the mapping process, the operator enters the analysis data into the mapping software. The software could initiate automatic facial imaging based on detected differences in skin parameters in different zones (discontinuous mapping). The mapping could also be arranged continuously (and this is the main advantage of automated software) – when a face is not divided into zones, but when contours and points of the face are mixed by the substances only during application and at the same time directly through a dispenser on the mask warp are applied. In this case, the final face map is more like a heat map than a fill map (continuous mapping).
But you do not have to decide – mixed mapping types are also possible. The software allows the operator to change the mapping using general parameters of mapping ranges or manually setting the range limits (as in a simple vector graphics editing software). It is also possible to print entire treatment courses using the described method. In the periodical use of the masks, cosmetic substance combinations are applied in order to achieve a holistic result. Software could be designed as a cloud-based application that also collects, stores and processes the anonymous patient data: skin photos, chemical analysis data and diagnoses made by beauticians to automatically enhance computer vision algorithms. Using this data, the software can also learn to recognise skin diseases and automatically select the most appropriate combination of cosmetic substances for the right case.
In the second step, the now produced mask is applied. Applying cosmetic substances can be done directly on a person’s face (if the jet dose is applied) or on a separate material such as the mask warp (for both jet dosing and contact dosing). The mask warp may be made of insoluble material (such as polypropylene) or of a soluble, skin-absorbent material (such as alginate compounds). The masks may consist of several layers of different substances, resulting in a gradual absorption of cosmetic substances from different layers through a skin. This produces the effect of several cosmetic procedures by applying only one mask. If the reactions between different components on different layers are undesirable, the additional insulating chemically neutral substance can be applied between them.