Observ Skin Diagnostic Device

Advanced Skin Health Transformation Analysis with Observ

Why waste time and money on products and treatments that will not fix your skin?


At Medical Esthetics by Katie in New Westminster Skin Transformation Clinic, is proud to offer every patient an advanced skin health analysis using the state-of-the-art Observ camera and PDM Skin Diagnostic devices. The Observ takes several very high resolution photos of your skin. These photos allows you to see not just what is on the visible surface of your skin, but what lies beneath the surface. Using UV and cross-polarized light, the Observ reveals the color, tone, texture and sun damage on your skin. The Pastiche PDM is a multi function digital skin measuring device designed for professional skin diagnosis and skin physiology measurements.



  • Daylight Mode: Illuminates the skin in even light providing a base image for further evaluation and comparison.
  • Cross Polarised Mode: Identifies redness and discolorations in the skin, such as rosacea, acne, vascular capillaries, sensitised areas, pigmentation.
  • Parallel Polarised Mode: Enhances the skin’s surface textures, highlighting pores and wrinkles, surface roughness and bumpiness, dehydration and hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin).
  • True UV Mode: Identifies hidden skin conditions beneath the skin surface. Provides insight by showing your pores, sebum (oil & wax) and gland activity, thinning of the skin, scar tissue growth and hyperpigmentation
  • Wood’s mode: The blue light of this mode shows up skin lipids/oils and oil congestion in the skin.
  • Complexion mode: Using the ‘Cross polarised’ image and amplifying impurities – this mode models how the skin will look without intervention by forecasting the skin’s condition in 10 years’ time.


Medical Esthetics by Katie strongly believes that skin health is a representation of many internal and external factors from lifestyle, nutrition and stress to allergies, hormones and environment. Katie’s skin health philosophy works in-depth with her clients treating causes instead of masking symptoms. Her method is to work on both the outside and inside and can involve working closely with naturopaths, nutritionists and other holistic practitioners to assist clean eating and gut health, chemical elimination and harmony within the body in order to achieve ultimate skin health. There are no quick fixes here!


During your Observ/PDM Diagnostic Skin Analysis Appointment Overview:  

  • I will gather data and measure the four most useful aspects of the epidermis: melanin, erythema levels, hydration and sebum (lipid) levels. 
  • I will gather data pertaining to your genetic history, nutrition & lifestyle, medical, cosmetic and esthetic treatment history. 
  • I will photo-document your baseline using flourescence and polarized diagnostic imaging equipment - including a UV photo documentation of subsurface skin conditions, including photo damage.  I will use the baseline to measure you progression through the program.  
  • I will establish the cause of your skin concern via data gathered, and then relate the cause to the cells and systems that have been affected.
  • I will establish your basic majority skin type and present you with the home care protocols necessary to maintain healthy skin. 
  • I will establish your sun sensitivity factor by establishing your Fitzpatrick skin tone. This will allow us to understand your skins’ susceptibility to pigmentation and trauma, as well as establish its burn time and develop guidelines for maintaining healthy skin.
  • I will establish the first priority skin condition and preparing a 12 week treatment program to improve your skin.


  • NEW CLIENTS FIRST APPOINTMENT - Advanced Skin Health Transformation with Observ and PDM Skin Diagnostic Devices - $95 

By offering the newest technology in skin fluorescence and polarized light illumination for professional skin diagnosis and skin physiology measurements allows me to accurately diagnose skin types as well as skin problems residing at the surface or hiding in deeper layers. This allows for targeted customized treatment plans to your own personal skincare needs.


Before coming in for your Advanced Skin Health Transformation Consultation, you will need to fill out my comprehensive Skin Health Consultation Online Form.


  • Your skin history
  • Your medical history
  • Your home and work life
  • Your work environment
  • Your diet
  • Your exercise regimen




Important instructions:
In order to receive maximum benefit from the Advanced Skin Analysis technology, you would be required to arrive for the appointment with your face unwashed, with no moisturizers, sunscreens or anything at all on the skin. NO EXCEPTIONS. Hair should be washed the night before, as the acid mantle of the skin may be disturbed by the pH of the shampoo. 

Please also bring to your appointment:

  • All skin care products.
  • All brands of all perfumes, hair spray, hair gel and shampoo. 
  • All brands of all make-up. 
  • All medications and reason for the medications.  
  • All vitamins and supplements and reason for the vitamins and supplements.

By using these diagnostic devices comprehensive evaluation reports to add to your records I will develop a customized skin health program based on this information, including a home skin care regimen, medspa treatments with nutritional and lifestyle choices best suited to your skin's particular needs. A 3 month Follow-up skin analysis using the same methodology allows me to evaluate the effectiveness of the skin care protocol, and make modifications when necessary and then ongoing lifetime healthy skin program.

Advanced Skin Health Transformation Analysis with Observ at Medical Esthetics by Katie

Why Choose Medical Esthetics by Katie?

  • Known for her many amazing award winning and results driven Medi-Facial treatments
  • Demonstrates the value of integrity, honesty, proactivity, responsiveness and kindness to all her clients
  • Offers the best value to clients - VIP Monthly Facial Club
  • Committed to ongoing professional development, research and technology, ensure you receive the best results
  • Create a Customized Treatment plan and home care regime that will help you achieve your skin care goals


  • Who is eligible for the Observe Analysis?

    Any men or women who wish to learn more about their skin and subsequently improve its condition are eligible for the Observe Analysis. My patients are a diverse group of individuals, and I have plenty of experience helping people from all walks of life fulfill their aesthetic goals.

  • What are the long-term benefits of the Observe?

    Observe lets us professionals deeply evaluate your skin to visualize potential concerns before they become visible on the skin's surface. In the long term, this means that you can choose to use products or undergo treatments that prevent these concerns from worsening, which will help you maintain and improve the condition of your skin for years.

  • Is the Observe camera painful?

    No. Observe uses a special camera to capture images of your skin from several angles. The procedure is not invasive or painful and is comparable to undergoing an X-ray at the dentist's office.

Treatment tabs

  • Made me feel very comfortable

    Monet D

    New West

  • Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)

    Melissa N

    New West

  • Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!

    Victoria L

    New West

  • When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.

    Marianne J

    New West

  • Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!

    Sandra M

    Maple Ridge

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