Digital Skin Analysis System

This VISIA skin analysis system helps to reveal any damage and signs of aging, both on and beneath the surface of the skin, which may be missed by the human eye.

How Does VISIA Work?

The VISIA Complexion Analysis system is a state-of-the-art technology that uses cross-polarized and UV lighting to record and measures surface and subsurface skin conditions by taking a series of multi-spectral images.

This helps to reveal any damage and signs of aging both on and beneath the surface of the skin, which the human eye may miss.

This comprehensive information enables our providers to present the optimal treatments and regimens which are right for you.

A printed report and a personalized online link which you can view at home provides details of your imaging session and recommended rejuvenation and skin care options.

VISIA works by taking images of your face from three precise angles – not only helping you to see what is happening now but also means you can accurately review how your treatment results are progressing over time.

Why Is This VISIA Analysis Important?

This is so we can analyze your skin condition from the superficial level, such as acne spots and blemishes, to any deep underlying damage, such as ultraviolet damage and pigmentation.

In addition, VISIA can assess the presence of expressive and static lines and wrinkles and any redness or build-up of bacteria (porphyrins) within the skin.

A comprehensive digital skin analysis means we can tailor your treatments and skincare products to your unique skin conditions, maximizing both the repair and correction of your skin health.

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What 8 Key Areas Do You Analyze During My Visit?

  1. Spots – typically brown or red skin lesions, including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and vascular lesions. Spots are distinguishable by their distinct color and contrast from the background skin tone.
  2. Pores – the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts. Due to shadowing, pores appear darker than the surrounding skin tone and are identified by their darker color and circular shape.
  3. Wrinkles – furrows, folds, or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence due to sun exposure and are associated with decreasing skin elasticity.
  4. Texture – primarily an analysis of skin smoothness. Texture measures skin color and smoothness by identifying gradations in color from the surrounding skin tone and peaks and valleys on the skin surface that indicate variations in the surface texture.
  5. Porphyrins– bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. Porphyrins fluoresce in UV light and exhibit circular white spot characteristics.
  6. UV Spots – occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface due to sun damage. UV spots are generally invisible under normal lighting conditions. The selective absorption of the UV light by the epidermal melanin enhances its display and detection by VISIA.
  7. Red Areas – represent a potential variety of conditions, such as acne, inflammation, Rosacea or spider veins. Blood vessels and haemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red colour, which is detected by the RBX Technology in VISIA. Acne spots and inflammation vary in size but are generally round in shape. Rosacea is usually larger and diffuse compared to acne, and spider veins usually are short, thin and can be interconnected in a dense network.
  8. Brown spots – are lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of Melanin. Melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis produce melanin.