As the human eye must be protected against laser beams with appropriate protective equipment such as goggles, 3D laser scanners are not suitable for scanning faces.
However, it is usually necessary to keep your eyes open during 3D scanning faces, particularly for surgical procedures (for example cosmetical surgery).
The advantage of such a precise 3D image using a strip light scanner, is that the specialist can explain his patients in detail the subsequent effect of a rhinoplasty using the personal model.
Does the subsequent operation result fit to the overall proportions of the face? Is an additional smoothing of a hooked nose or even a resizing to be made?
The operator will virtually make a sculpture, which can now be modeled in advance from the lifelike model on the screen and coordinate later results with the patient.