From staff training to digital diagnosis and data-based research, scientists in all related disciplines should collaborate to make the most of what the metaverse can offer the cosmetic dermatology world. From staff training to digital diagnosis and data-based research, scientists in all related disciplines should collaborate to make the most of what the metaverse can offer the cosmetic dermatology world
The metaverse will provide an advanced means to engage and educate consumers, offer diagnosis and virtual interventions, and build data to drive stronger research in the cosmetic dermatology field, say researchers.
Writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, a team of researchers from Germany, United Arab Emirates and the US joined forces to craft a letter to the editor on the topic of cosmetic dermatology services in the metaverse. Specialised in dermatology and skin care, the team said the metaverse offered an array of important opportunities that scientists in the field of cosmetic dermatology should look to tap into.
Beyond this, they said the metaverse and machine learning could improve cosmetic dermatology research thanks to the collection and storing of data prior to medical or interventional procedures, as well as tracking results thereafter. This rich set of data, they said, helped in the understanding and development of “more effective cosmetic products” because efficacy was being tracked in real-time. There was also true potential for live feedback, ultimately empowering brands and manufacturers to enhance the quality of final products, they said.
Looking ahead, however, it would be important industry considered carefully existing concerns related to the metaverse, around security, technical issues and legislative matters. Sustainability and social responsibility had also been raised as concerns in this fast-evolving space.
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