If you’ve ever experienced dark spots or hyperpigmentation of any kind, then you know just how tricky they can be to mask and treat. So, how does the Opte device manage to do it? “Opte is a handheld inkjet serum printer with the power to reveal skin’s natural radiance by digitally scanning skin, analyzing complexions, and camouflaging hyperpigmentation on contact while also fading sunspots over time,” explains Petersen.
“To do this, the Opte wand examines the skin using a blue LED light that pinpoints areas darker than your natural skin color. With an enhanced digital camera that captures 200 frames per second, it then instantly analyzes each image using a proprietary algorithm to detect tonal imperfections not even visible to the human eye.”
After scanning the skin for discoloration, the Opte then uses input from the algorithm to print out microscopic droplets of its tinted Spot Optimizing Serum directly onto the pigmented area to create the perfect match. Unlike foundation, which is typically used all over, the Opte can only deposit pigment on dark spots smaller than a dime, meaning that it won’t cover any skin that’s free from discoloration. This, Petersen explains, allows the device to use 97% less product to cover your face than a typical foundation so that the skin is left looking naturally even and radiant. The whole application process takes about five minutes and requires a little more effort than it takes to apply your usual facial serum.
What Kind of Results Can You Expect?
The first thing to note here is that the Opte isn’t for everyone. Those who prefer the look of an all-over, full-coverage foundation or are looking to treat more than just hyperpigmentation will likely not fall for the devices near the naked level of coverage. As Petersen explains, “If you have hyperpigmentation, Opte is 100 percent a solution for you. However, if you are looking for it to solve other skincare problems [like acne or rosacea-induced redness, for instance], it may not be right.
As for makeup lovers? Petersen says, “If you are the type of person that likes to explore with highlighter and contouring, Opte probably isn’t right for you. But if you have hyperpigmentation that bothers you or you are looking for a way to reduce your sunspots while maintaining a natural look, it’s a solution.”
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