Introducing, the Visia Complexion Analysis system. This unique solution combines a state-of-the-art image capture unit with software that allows us to precisely analyze and diagnose skin conditions, plan for treatments, and show the potential impact of a variety of skincare options. One of the best features of this system is that we can show patients their skin with highlighted areas and zoomed-in views right away on our in-office computer monitors. It’s a truly unique technology that is highly beneficial for patient education and effective treatment planning
What does the Visia do?
It’s called the Visia Complexion Analysis System, but this technology actually does so much more than provide a thorough analysis of patients’ complexions. There are two parts to the Visia system. The first is an innovative capture module (think of this as the camera). As the patient remains stationary, the capture module will rotate smoothly, capturing numerous, consistent images quickly. The second part of the system is an updated software that automatically classifies specific aspects, including skin type, complexion, and advanced facial feature detection. Then, we easily highlight, zoom in, and enhance specific parts of the images to better express skin health concerns for patients. In addition to skin health assessment, the Visia Complexion Analysis system is also a great tool to compare the progress of treatment to ensure patients are achieving the desired results
How does the system work?
The VISIA® facial scan uses 3-D imaging to accurately identify and quantify all aesthetic skin concerns, even before there are visible signs of damage or aging.
Using a state-of-the-art, multi-point positioning system the VISIA scanner captures multiple angles of your skin. With cross-polarized and UV lighting, it measures and records both surface and sub-surface skin conditions. It provides imaging and data on all aspects of skin health: texture, pores, superficial sun damage, deep sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and bacteria.
Your unique VISIA® scan empowers you to understand and track the progress of your personalized aesthetic treatment plan.
How does it help?
VISIA scans measure your:
It also scans UV spots, sun damage, texture, and wrinkles. With this assessment of your skin, we can compare your skin condition within your peer group. It may also help reduce fine lines and skin laxity on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
What does VISIA Skin Analysis measure and how does it analyze skin conditions?
All characteristics of aging including wrinkles, texture, age spots, UV spots, pores, brown spots, red areas, melanin (pigment), porphyrins (substance that causes skin discoloration), and blood vessels are measured with VISIA Skin Analysis. Then, using these specific data points, age and skin type, it is compared to the world’s largest database of skin features utilizing VISIA’s patented software analysis.
How does the VISIA Skin Analysis work?
At our Ponca City Medical Spa, patients are seated while a capture module moves around the face taking ultraviolet(UV) photos. Porphyrins, a substance that causes skin discoloration, are identified using UV fluorescence imaging to analyze sun damage. The process only takes a few minutes. Once VISIA’s proprietary 7th generation software processes the facial images, a personalized report is printed. Your Aesthetician will thoroughly explain the results and recommend the best skin care products and treatment.
Are eyes supposed to be open or closed during VISIA Skin Analysis?
Because the UV flashes are more intense during UV photos, it is recommended that eyes be closed. Eyelashes will not be included in the UV analysis. Eyes can be open or closed during standard photos to create the mask, but are more aesthetically pleasing with eyes open.
What is the UV photography wavelength used during VISIA Skin Analysis?
The UV flashes use a peak wavelength of 365 nm.
Why does VISIA Skin Analysis measure porphyrins and what are they?
Bacterial excretions, called porphyrins, can become imbedded in pores and lead to acne. They may be comedogenic and cytotoxic. Exposure to the sun can cause porphyrins to release singlet oxygen that can lead to the oxidation of lipids in the skin. This can promote skin-damaging cytotoxic lipid peroxides. Sun damage and porphyrins are closely connected. When in the follicular pores, porphyrins can cause wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other types of photo-aging damage to accelerate with sun exposure.
Is VISIA Skin Analysis a proven, verified process?
Procter & Gamble released their complexion analysis software in 1998 to promote their skin care products. The software, developed in the late 1990s, has been extensively lab and field-tested. The analysis technique and various skin type results have been researched and support the VISIA algorithms.
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