While she was very fascinated with mixing together potions and other ingredients – during her salad days – for no apparent reason (except for fun and sheer curiosity), Dr. Wendy E. Roberts still continues to do so these days but in a different kind of light.
Fascinated as ever, the Double Board-Certified Dermatologist seems to be relentless in her passion to keep on improving at her chosen craft and somehow to contribute for the betterment of it. Such contribution, this time, is referred to as “The Roberts Skin Type Classification System ”.
Featured in a Journal of Drugs in Dermatology article, the Skin Classification System helps in:
(a) identification of a patient’s skin type characteristics; and
(b) providing data to predict the skin’s likely response to insult, injury, and inflammation.
Dr. Roberts explains that the System is a 4-part serial system that comprehensively identifies the skin type characteristics of a given patient. A clinician may use the System by evaluating four elements, namely: (1) phototype, (2) hyperpigmentation, (3) photoaging, and (4) scarring. The clinician then assigns a numeric “feature” to each element, based on established and original scales.
Th Rockstar Dermatologist relates that the profile is constructed based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative assessments leading to the patient’s skin type classification: (a) a review of ancestral and clinical history, (b) visual examination, (c) test site reactions, and (d) physical examination of the patient’s skin.
Furthermore, the same article reveals that the System is helpful on both the surgeon and patient in uniquely determining the course of treatment, clarify post-procedure expectations, and optimize outcomes. Dr. Roberts explains that her System is an individualized approach to identifying features and elements in various skin types – thus, it will definitely be of help on physician communication, patient awareness and compliance, and preventive measures.
Dr. Roberts is currently based in Rancho Mirage, CA.
To consult Dr. Roberts on your skin concern, please contact us at (760) 346-4262 or thru this Appointment Reservation Form.