Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation to discuss your skin care goals and treatment options. The VISIA Complexion Analysis Scanner is an important part of this initial consultation. A full face digital image is captured and this is coupled with advanced software to automatically detect skin type classification, refine facial feature detection to evaluate surface and subsurface conditions, assess discoloration, sun damage, pores and wrinkles. This information helps us understand your unique condition and is used to define a comprehensive treatment plan and monitor progress of facial rejuvenation treatments.
Facial Assessment Areas:
Spots – Typically brown or red skin marks, distinguishable by the distinct color and contrast from the background skin tone. Spots vary in size and shape, and are normally visible to the naked eye.
Wrinkles – Furrows, folds, or creases in the skin that can increase as a result of sun exposure and are associated with a decrease in skin elasticity.
Texture – Raised and depressed areas that indicate variations on the skin surface affecting skin smoothness.
Pores – Circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts. Due to shadowing, enlarged pores appear darker than the surrounding skin tone and are identified by the darker color and circular shape.
UV Spots – The absorption of UV light by epidermal melanin just below the skin surface results in the display and detection of UV spots that can result from sun damage.
Brown Spots – Pigmentation and discoloration on and beneath the surface of the skin.
Red Areas – Concentrated darker red areas, which may be related to a variety of conditions such as rosacea, inflammation, or spider veins.
Porphyrins – Bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores.