A VISIA imaging session captures key visual information for six areas affecting complexion health and appearance: wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness (color variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photo-damage, typically from overexposure to sun).
The VISIA Skin Analysis non-invasively scans a client’s face to obtain both 2-D and 3-D images. The scan evaluates the sub-surface layer of the skin for several conditions. VISIA Skin Analysis scans facial skin for eight areas of concern. These include the following:
Spots: Spots are discolored areas on the skin that vary from a person’s normal skin tone. They can appear as result of freckles, acne and hyperpigmentation. Spots are identified visually with a turquoise highlight in the analysis photo.
Wrinkles: Wrinkles are caused as the skin loses elasticity, and loses the ability to bounce back after repetitive facial movements. These folds in the skin can be caused by many different causes including smoking, chronic dehydration, but the largest culprit is overexposure to ultraviolet light. VISIA Skin Analysis identifies wrinkles with green highlights.
Texture: In this context, the VISIA Skin Analysis evaluates the skin surface’s overall smoothness. Differences in the surface are revealed on the evaluation picture with blue coloration identifying indentations or valleys in the surface, and yellow coloration revealing abnormal peaks. A 3 dimensional model of the skin can be displayed post picture to allow the client to see how rough or smooth their skin is on the surface.
Pores: Pores are openings in the skin for hair follicles to protrude from. VISIA system identifies them as shadows against the surrounding skin tone. Their smaller size differentiates them from spots. Overlarge pores are displayed by purple highlights in the VISIA analysis picture.
Ultraviolet (UV) Spots: VISIA Skin Analysis uses a special ultraviolet light to scan the sub-dermal layer of skin for concentrated areas of melanin. UV spots cannot be detected by the naked eye. The VISIA system displays UV spots by using yellow highlights against black and white negative of the skin.
Brown Spots: When there is a surplus of melanin produced by melanocytes in the skin brown spots occur. They can appear as freckles, areas of hyperpigmentation, lentigines, and melasma. The VISIA system identifies them as yellow highlights against an orange and white background display of the skin.
Red Areas: There are many conditions that red areas can represent. Some of the conditions that the VISIA system can reveal with setting are acne, rosacea, spider veins, or general inflammation. The VISIA system reveal read areas as blue highlights against a red and white background of the skin.
Porphyrins: Bacterial emissions that can clog pores are porphyrins. Porphyrins can cause the skin to develop acne. The VISIA system reveal these areas as yellow highlight against a black and blue background of the skin.