Skin Perfusion Pressure (SPP) is a fully automated and quantitative evaluation of microcirculatory perfusion in the skin. It is useful in measuring blood flow to vessels in the feet. The SPP test is non-invasive and extremely effective in assessing the blocked blood vessels for peripheral arterial disease or diabetes. It takes only 5-7 minutes to complete the test.
How this is done:
To measure SPP, a laser Doppler sensor and an occlusive pressure cuff are used to evaluate hyperemia. A laser light is produced by the system which is emitted into the skin at 785 nm. The laser light is penetrated into the skin and scattered which displays a graph. The graph is analyzed considering the pressure & perfusion during cuff deflation and consequently indicates the pressure at which skin perfusion is found to return.
Are there any side-effects:
Doctors have not reported any side-effects related to SPP using SensiLase.
SensiLase System testing results should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic information in formulating therapeutic plans.
Follow-up treatments or next steps:
If the SPP is abnormal, your doctor will go over further treatment and management plan. It may include lifestyle modification, medications and/or further tests and interventions.
Contact our office:
At Heart and Vascular clinic, we have many years of experience in providing valuable suggestions and treatment options for patients requiring skin perforation. Please contact us at (302) 338-9444 for further discussion about our services.