Does Visia® complexion analysis hurt?
No, the procedure is completely painless.
What happens during the analysis?
In order to provide in-depth information, Visia® works by taking images of your face. All you have to is place your head in the “light box” where you will see some flashes as the images are taken. After that, the information is extrapolated and we can use it to provide the most suitable treatment.
How does the treatment work?
"Your Visia® imaging treatment will use multi-spectral imaging and analysis to provide information regarding six areas of skin health and appearance. Visia® also applies this information to compare your complexion’s characteristics with others of the same age and skin type. Using these in-depth results, we can decide on a treatment plan that is fully customized to bring you the best results.
Why should I choose Visia®?
In order to get a fully customized treatment program, it’s imperative that we learn as much about you as we can. Visia® provides vital information that helps us understand more about your skin and complexion to prescribe the right treatment methods for you.
Pores are the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts. Due to shadowing, pores appear darker than the surrounding skin.
Wrinkles are furrows, folds or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence as a result of sun exposure, and are associated with decreasing skin elasticity.
Texture is primarily an analysis of skin smoothness. Visia® measures skin texture by identifying peaks and valleys on the skin surface that indicate variations in the surface contour.
Porphyrins are bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. Porphyrins fluoresce in UV light and exhibit circular white spot characteristics.
UV spots occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of 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®.
Red Areas represent a potential variety of conditions, such as acne, inflammation, Rosacea or spider veins. Blood vessels and hemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red color, which is detected by 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.
Brown Spots are lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of Melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Brown Spots produce an uneven appearance to the skin, and are detected by Visia®.