Visia® Skin Analysis Sarasota, FL
For a really in-depth assessment of your current skin condition, we use the state-of-the-art Visia® Skin Analysis by Canfield. This is the latest technology which allows us to scan and map exactly what is happening above and below your skin’s surface. Used around the world by dermatologists and other medical and skin care professionals, the Visia® Complexion Analysis System captures multi-spectral photos of the face, examining the complexion for wrinkles, spots, pores, texture, bacteria, sun damage, pigmented spots and acne. Each of these 8 criteria are mapped individually and compared to others of the same age and skin type. You will receive a personalized skin report with your 8 separate photographic scans. This incredible machine is able to give us an accurate record of your skin prior to, during, and after your treatment so you may follow your progress and see the results. The best way to track your progress after treatments is by comparing your before and after photos from the Visia.
What is Skin Analysis?
Skin analysis is a process where a professional dermatologist thoroughly analyzes the characteristics, conditions, and needs of a patient’s skin. This in-depth analysis is meant to help dermatologists determine the best skincare products and treatments. The skin analysis process begins with a visual examination.
During this examination, your dermatologist will look at the following:
- The skin color
- The skin texture
- The skin elasticity
- The skin’s hydration level
- Visible pores
As your dermatologist assesses your skin, they will ask about your lifestyle, such as the diet you are eating and how much sun exposure you have.
What Are The Benefits of Skin Analysis?
Getting a skin analysis is more than a simple test. Skin analyses come with a variety of benefits to help people of all skin types.
These benefits include the following:
- Receiving a more personalized skincare regimen
- Preventing further skin damage
- Detecting potential skin conditions earlier
- Purchasing the right skincare products
- It is cost-effective
By having a skin analysis performed, you are also privy to receiving professional advice. Dermatologists are skin experts and can provide you with information on how to take better care of your skin.
Are There Any Risks of a Skin Analysis?
Despite being a simple process, skin analyses do come with a few risks patients need to be aware of. The most notable risk is having a misdiagnosis. Being misdiagnosed is extremely rare, but it is possible. If you are misdiagnosed, you may receive treatments that do not help your current problems. It can also increase the risk of making the problem worse.
The next risk involves having an allergic reaction. Everyone’s skin will react differently to certain skincare products, and some may have an allergic reaction. If the skin analysis does not address these allergies, it can become a problem later down the road. Another risk is the potential cost. Although skin analyses are typically cost-effective, the products recommended by the dermatologist may be different.
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