Visia Skin Analysis

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About Visia Skin Analysis

A VISIA Skin scan is a great way to discover the condition of your skin before deciding which treatments and which treatments will be best. Your skin age can also be calculated by Visia based on eight different factors: spots or blemishes, pores, wrinkles, texture, porphyrins (the name of the bacteria associated with acne), UV spots (pigmentation under the skin), brown spots (visible pigmentation) and red areas.

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The Problem

The Problem

As we age, we develop pigmentation, wrinkles, enlarged pores and poor skin texture. When we look at our skin, we often aren’t sure what the specific problems are – we just know that we want to improve our complexion.

Many of us invest in different treatments and products without ever really knowing how effective they are for our skin. VISIA removes any of the guesswork and reveals any damage and signs of ageing both on and beneath the surface of the skin, which may be missed by the human eye.

VISIA calculates your ‘skin age’ to help you understand exactly how to improve your skin.

How It Works

The VISIA Complexion Analysis system is a key part of your consultation and is undertaken prior to any facial skin treatment we perform.

The state-of-the-art technology uses cross-polarized and UV lighting to take images of your face from three precise angles creating a series of multi-spectral images. These images allow us to see beneath the surface of your skin. We’re able to see beyond blemishes and assess if there is any deep underlying damage, such as ultraviolet damage or pigmentation, expressive and static lines and wrinkles, as well as any redness or build-up of bacteria (porphyrins) within the skin.

A comprehensive digital skin analysis means we are able to tailor your treatments and skincare products to your unique skin conditions, maximising both the repair and correction of your skin health. We can also use the images to accurately review how your treatment results are progressing over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Visia skin scan take?
What are the eight factors that calculate your skin age?

The state-of-the-art technology uses cross-polarized and UV lighting and works by taking images of your face from three precise angles to create a series of multi-spectral images. These images allow us to see beneath the surface of your skin.

The Visia skin scan takes minutes to process these images and is a key part of our consultation process.

1. Spots or blemishes: These include brown or red skin marks such as freckles, acne and acne scars or hyper-pigmentation. The Visia machine is able to differentiate spots and highlight them in reports by the identification of certain colours and their contrast from the background skin tone. Spots can vary in size and shape but are generally circular.

2. Pores: Pores are the tiny circular surface openings in the skin. Pores appear darker than the surrounding skin due to the shadows that are created when light falls naturally on the face. This feature of pores, in addition to their circular shape, allows the Visia machine to identify pores separately to spots.

3. Wrinkles: Wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence as a result of sun exposure. They are associated with decreasing skin elasticity and aging. Depending on your facial expressions, the identification of wrinkles on the Visia machine varies and is a useful tool to show where you are experiencing the most fine lines.

4. Texture: the texture or smoothness of skin is analysed by looking closely at the changes in colours and shadows in the surrounding skin. Peaks and valleys in the skin can be isolated and the machine will highlight these in yellow (peaks) and blue (valleys) to allow you to see the extent of different textures in the skin.

5. Porphyrins: Propionibacterium acnes is the name of the bacteria associated with acne. The bacteria is known to produce a substance called porphyrin. Porphyrins are bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. Porphyrins can be identified with UV light and can be helpful in deciding on the best treatments for acne.

6. UV Spots: UV spots occur when melanin collects beneath the skin surface due to sun damage. These spots are rarely visible to the naked eye but are a good indicator of skin damage and can become brown spots. The Visia machine is able to detect these areas of sun damage and enable us to treat them before they are on the surface of your skin.

7. Brown spots: Brown spots are areas of hyperpigmentation and are often the direct result of UV damage left untreated. Brown spots include freckles, moles, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes, skin cells in the bottom layer of the skin and are therefore difficult to see without the technology of the Visia Skin Analysis.

8. Red Areas: These can be caused by conditions such as acne, rosacea and spider veins. Red areas are caused by blood vessels and haemoglobin (a component of blood) that circulates in the papillary dermis (a deeper layer of the skin). The Visia machine is able to detect these areas using RBX Technology.

The state-of-the-art technology uses cross-polarized and UV lighting and works by taking images of your face from three precise angles to create a series of multi-spectral images. These images allow us to see beneath the surface of your skin.

The Visia skin scan takes minutes to process these images and is a key part of our consultation process.

1. Spots or blemishes: These include brown or red skin marks such as freckles, acne and acne scars or hyper-pigmentation. The Visia machine is able to differentiate spots and highlight them in reports by the identification of certain colours and their contrast from the background skin tone. Spots can vary in size and shape but are generally circular.

2. Pores: Pores are the tiny circular surface openings in the skin. Pores appear darker than the surrounding skin due to the shadows that are created when light falls naturally on the face. This feature of pores, in addition to their circular shape, allows the Visia machine to identify pores separately to spots.

3. Wrinkles: Wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence as a result of sun exposure. They are associated with decreasing skin elasticity and aging. Depending on your facial expressions, the identification of wrinkles on the Visia machine varies and is a useful tool to show where you are experiencing the most fine lines.

4. Texture: the texture or smoothness of skin is analysed by looking closely at the changes in colours and shadows in the surrounding skin. Peaks and valleys in the skin can be isolated and the machine will highlight these in yellow (peaks) and blue (valleys) to allow you to see the extent of different textures in the skin.

5. Porphyrins: Propionibacterium acnes is the name of the bacteria associated with acne. The bacteria is known to produce a substance called porphyrin. Porphyrins are bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. Porphyrins can be identified with UV light and can be helpful in deciding on the best treatments for acne.

6. UV Spots: UV spots occur when melanin collects beneath the skin surface due to sun damage. These spots are rarely visible to the naked eye but are a good indicator of skin damage and can become brown spots. The Visia machine is able to detect these areas of sun damage and enable us to treat them before they are on the surface of your skin.

7. Brown spots: Brown spots are areas of hyperpigmentation and are often the direct result of UV damage left untreated. Brown spots include freckles, moles, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes, skin cells in the bottom layer of the skin and are therefore difficult to see without the technology of the Visia Skin Analysis.

8. Red Areas: These can be caused by conditions such as acne, rosacea and spider veins. Red areas are caused by blood vessels and haemoglobin (a component of blood) that circulates in the papillary dermis (a deeper layer of the skin). The Visia machine is able to detect these areas using RBX Technology.

Our Experts

Charlotte

Charlotte

CoolSculpting & Body Contouring Specialist

Charlotte joined Radiance in 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge from working in the beauty industry for 15 years. She has worked in Australia, travelled the world and worked as a therapist which led to her passion for aesthetic treatments. Charlotte came back to the UK to start a career as an Aesthetic Therapist. Charlotte is fully trained in laser, CoolSculpting, body contouring and all things skin related. With hundreds of loyal clients, Charlotte is a skin expert and is passionate about getting you the results you deserve.

Harriet

Harriet

Qualified Aesthetic Practitioner

Harriet has been operating as a qualified therapist for over 15 years and has worked as an Aesthetic Therapist at Radiance for the last 5 years. She is dedicated to making her clients feel and look fabulous. Harriet specialises in the VISIA skin scanner and uses this to help tailor personalised skin programmes for clients. Harriet uses Hydrafacial, INDIBA, Dermalux, Thermage FLX and all the lasers to make changes to her clients skin, giving them the complexion they have always dreamed of.

Jade T

Jade T

Qualified Aesthetic Practitioner

Jade has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is trained in most aesthetic and laser treatments including Hydrafacial, INDIBA, Chemical peels and much more. She is passionate about ZO skincare and skin health and helps clients with any skin concerns to help boost their confidence. Jade is also trained in semi-permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing. Jade is the lead aesthetician in miraDry, the permanent sweat reduction treatment.

Katie Debenham CIBTAC CIDESCO

Katie Debenham CIBTAC CIDESCO

CoolSculpting & Body Contouring Specialist

After qualifying at Champneys, Hertfordshire, Katie envisioned herself running her own business using the latest medical-based beauty treatments. Opening Radiance Aesthetic Clinic in 2013 with her mum, Dr Ros, Katie moved forward from her day-to-day beauty treatments and qualified as a Cosmeceuticals, skin, body contouring, laser and CoolSculpting therapist. Katie places huge value on getting her clients great results and revolutionising beauty through the latest innovations in skin care.

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