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FAQ

Sebum measurement

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FAQ for the Sebum measurement

Sebum measurement is not working.

Error message after inserting the tape.

The trigger of the sebum measurement tape cannot be pulled down any more.

Does the tape have an expiry date?

Can the tape inside the cartridge be exchanged?

When repeating the sebum measurement on the very same spot the value is lower.

Can I measure the sebum on hair and scalp?

What is the difference between the sebum measurement with the cartridge and the Sebufix®-foil?

 

Sebum measurement is not working.

The sebum measurement consists of two phases, the zero calibration and the measurement. When inserting the tape for the zero calibration, press it down and hold it pressed until the measurement time is insert casscounting backwards in some devices you will hear a sound indicating that the zero calibration has been successful and the measurement can start. Also after the measurement time reinsert the tape, press it down and hold it pressed until the result is visible.

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Error message after inserting the tape.

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The message means that a used part of the foil is inserted to perform the zero calibration. Make sure that you do the zero calibration (first part of the measurement) with an unused part of the foil (wind it forward with the trigger on side). Then the measuring time will be indicated (counting backwards). In this time perform the measurement and when the measuring time is over reinsert the foil.

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The trigger of the sebum measurement tape cannot be pulled down any more.

The foil inside is fully consumed (after approx. 400 measurements). For hygienic reasons, the complete unit has to be exchanged (not only the foil). You can see how much of the foil has already been consumed by watching the scale on the trigger (when new the scale shows 1, the more it goes down to zero, the more foil has been used).

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Does the tape have an expiry date?

No, it can be stored even for a long time.

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Can the tape inside the cartridge be exchanged?

No, due to hygienical reasons this is not possible and the whole cartridge has to be exchanged. Please order a new one with the service before it is fully consumed (see above picture). Only use original parts supplied by the appointed service of the manufacturer, or directly from the manufacturer.

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When repeating the sebum measurement on the very same spot the value is lower.

Since the photometrical measurement removes the sebum it is natural that a renewed measurement on the same spot shows a lower value. We recommend performing 3 measurements at adjacent skin areas and use the average result.

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Can I measure the sebum on hair and scalp?

loKasette ScheitelYes, of course. For the measurement on the scalp the hair should be parted at the side of the head (approx. 3 cm symmetrically away from the middle). The cartridge has to be pressed slightly onto the scalp in the parting. For the measurement of the sebum of the hair surface the procedure is the same but now the head of the cassette is pressed directly onto the hair. Comb the hair before to make it as even as possible. The values on the hair are a lot lower than on the scalp or in the face. Also the last washing of the hair has to be considered.

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What is the difference between the sebum measurement with the cartridge and the Sebufix®-foil?

The sebum measurement with the cartridge (Sebumeter®-principle - photometrical) measures the sebum content quantitatively (from 0-99). The approach of the Sebufix®, where the oil on the skin leaves spots on the tape, is a rather qualitative measurement (optical evaluation how much sebum is produced by the different sebum glands).

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