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Inflammatory skin diseases span a wide field, including psoriasis, eczema, Rosacea, and dermatitis. The established method of diagnosis is visual skin inspection via dermatoscopy. While this allows for a detailed view of the epidermis, it does not allow for an assessment of disease progression in deeper skin layers. High-resolution optoacoustic imaging provided by RSOM (raster-scanning optoacoustic mesoscopy) has shown the potential to more accurately quantify disease status at depth by looking at parameters such as hemoglobin concentration, vessel diameter, and vessel bifurcation.