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What is Visia Skin Analysis?

The VISIA Skin Analysis uses a state-of-the-art imaging system designed to provide precise, comprehensive information on your skin surface and the layers beneath; it looks at individual facial characteristics. It can detect signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions that cannot be seen by the naked eye. This helps your doctor deliver customized treatment recommendations for improving skin health and appearance, and allows you to see the benefits of the skincare programs planned for your specific complexion.

How does Visia Skin Analysis work?

VISIA takes standardized facial images to safely evaluate, visualize and quantify the skin’s visible and microscopic features. This means VISIA can provide your doctor with a more accurate assessment of your specific skin health.

The assessment begins with gentle cleansing to remove dirt, oils, and makeup from the skin surface. Skin is then hydrated with a high-frequency ultrasound wand before VISIA images are captured from 3 specific angles. The images can be instantly viewed on a color monitor for easy interpretation by your doctor.

What aspects of skin health does VISIA analyze?

VISIA Skin Analysis looks at several key areas of the face to help determine where and how you need treatment, including:


Wrinkles and fine lines appear as a result of decreasing skin elasticity. They typically increase with age and as a result of sun exposure and sun damage.


Pores are circular surface openings on the outer layer of the skin. They contain sweat gland ducts, and shadows can make them look darker than the surrounding skin tone.


Skin texture is analyzed by VISIA to reveal overt and covert discrepancies that have caused your skin to lose its smooth appearance. The texture is also impacted by skin elasticity, which contributes to the firmness of the skin surface.


Our skin is susceptible to presenting a variety of colored spots that differentiate from background skin tone, typically brown and red skin lesions, acne scars, UV spots caused by sun damage (these are usually invisible under normal lighting conditions), pigmentation, and vascular lesions caused by aging.

Brown Spots

Brown spots are lesions caused by an excess of Melanin produced in the bottom layer of the outer skin. They typically present as freckles and hyperpigmentation

Red Areas

Red areas can be caused by a number of skin conditions including Rosacea, acne, spider veins, and inflammation.

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