What is a VISIA?
VISIA is a state of the art photo imaging system that takes in depth pictures of the skin and analyses them using cross polarized light to “see” what is in the underlying layers of your skin. Using the VISIA we provide high quality, standardized facial images that allow us to track your progress throughout your skincare journey!
What can VISIA “See”?
VISIA is able to analyze your skin and “see” any UV damage, spots, wrinkles, red areas, brown spots, texture, enlarged pores, and any porphyrins (bacteria that clogs pores and leads to breakouts)
Why is a VISIA analysis important?
WIth VISIA we can accurately treat your skin with optimal results with a fully customized treatment plan. While the classic method of a skin analysis using a more hands on approach is very reliable, it is unable to predict how your skin will age or what damage lies in the deeper layers of your dermis.
How can I prepare for my VISIA appointment?
Please cleanse your face with your normal cleanser one hour prior to arriving to your appointment. This will ensure that you will have an accurate reading for your porphyrins and red areas. If you cleanse too soon prior to the treatment your reading will be slightly off. Please wear a dark shirt and do not wear any facial jewelry during the appointment.
What else can a VISIA analysis show me?
With VISIA you will get an accurate “score” of your skin based on your skin tone and age group. The score is like a test. 100% is the best you can score in any category, and anything under that score will need improvement.
VISIA will also give you your “True Skin Age” compared to your actual age. This feature will score your results and combine them to give you an accurate reading. Optimally we hope that our “True Skin Age” is younger than our actual age. (Most damage is reversible with the proper treatment plan. If you don’t score well on the True Skin Age don’t worry! Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and Licensed Aestheticians will be able to formulate a customized treatment plan for you!)
Another feature VISIA has is predicting your aging process using “Advanced Aging Simulation”. It is able to show you where you will form wrinkles and have more pigmentation based on the images it analyzed earlier. (VISIA can show you both aging and reversal)
How long do I wait before scheduling VISIA follow ups?
It is recommended to do monthly follow ups for a VISIA analysis if you are using a skincare regimen. If you are receiving a laser treatment or a peel VISIA follow ups are recommended after 90 days.
Call 703-481-0002 to schedule your consultation or contact us online.