Every person’s skin is different! That is why every client’s skin deserves a customized treatment plan. A Visia Complexion Analysis allows us to give the very best treatment plan for each client.
The main benefit of a Visia Complexion Analysis is that it offers a way to medically image the skin’s surface as well as its deeper layers. This imaging shows in detail what damage or irregularities are present, and provides a concise road map for treatment. Performing the analysis before and after treatment offers a way to see exactly how treatment improved the skin and its appearance. It also allows clients the ability to see their skin transform over time!
How Is a Visia Complexion Analysis Performed?
To perform the analysis, the technician takes multiple images of the client’s face from the front, from the right, and from the left. The images are taken under different wavelengths of light: standard, ultraviolet, and cross-polarized. Each wavelength helps identify different skin imperfections.
Standard lighting illuminates what is detectable by the human eye. This includes pore size and skin texture. It highlights spots on the skin caused by freckling, acne, scars, and vascular lesions. It illuminates rhytides, which is another name for wrinkles and fine lines.
This type of lighting also shows the skin’s texture and smoothness. It helps identify any depressions or elevations in the skin surface.
Viewing skin under ultraviolet light makes it easier to identify damage caused by overexposure to the sun. Melanin levels vary according to how much sun a particular area of the face receives.
Ultraviolet light also shows the presence of porphyrins, which are secretions from certain bacterial strains. These secretions are what clog pores and lead to breakouts.
Cross Polarized Lighting
Under cross polarized light, the red and brown tones of the skin stand out. When present in sufficient quantities, these tones give the face an uneven skin tone.
Red skin tones most often come from spider veins, rosacea, and acne. Brown skin tones usually happen due to an excess amount of melanin. The most common example being freckles. Both red and brown skin tones also happen due to hyperpigmentation.
Determining the Skin’s Condition Based on the Images
After taking the images, the next stage of the Visia Complexion Analysis involves rating the skin condition. This analysis takes several factors into consideration: the presence of glare in the image, the position of the head, the expression on the face, and the time of day.
Customizing how to treat a patient’s skin is much easier with the information gathered through the Visia Complexion Analysis. The recommendations include specific rejuvenation treatments to target problems areas. It also identifies everyday skin care options to enhance the skin’s appearance and health.
Performing the Visia Complexion Analysis before and after a treatment series benefits both the client and the staff with the ability to see where treatment is effective and it is not. This allows the staff to make recommendations for future or ongoing treatment.