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Digital Skin Analysis

With VISIA Generation 8

A comprehensive digital record of your treatment journey

The journey to great skin starts with VISIA at Skintique Clinic

VISIA Analysis system is a cross-polarised UV digital imaging technique that enables our highly trained practitioners to carry out a comprehensive assessment of patient skin's appearance, condition, and function at both a dermal and subdermal level. Effectively allowing to see under the skin surface.

Utilising the largest skin type database in the world today, VISIA identifies individual patient skin types, and even how the facial anatomy and complexion could change with age.

Skintique’s VISIA analyses the skin to highlight any areas of concerns – such as the skin’s texture, lines and wrinkles, pores, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, acne, and bacteria.
Once any concerns are established, the VISIA system along with our practitioners extensive knowledge are able to provide clinically-proven recommendations, for integration into a highly tailored and individual patient treatment plan.

To establish highly bespoke and transparent treatment journeys, Skintique Clinic value the cutting-edge VISIA Skin Analysis system.
An incredibly beneficial addition to the consultation process, the patented VISIA Analysis system is a cross-polarised UV digital imaging technique which enables our practitioners to carry out comprehensive assessments of patient skin appearance, condition, and function at both a dermal and subdermal level.
With Visia Skintique Clinic’s skin specialists are able to identify areas of concern that are both visible and invisible to the naked eye these include
Spots, Wrinkles of different depths, Skin Texture, open large Pores, UV spots, Brown spots, Red areas and Porphyrins.

Your Journey to great skin at Skintique Clinic in Leicester will always start with a full Visia digital skin analysis consultation in combined with the knowledge one of skintique’s highly trained skin therapists. During the 45min appointment our skin therapist will capture a digital record using the Visia of your skin and the visible and invisible skin conditions that are affecting you. This will then be analysed by the computer and our therapist will, using their vast experience, provide you with a clear explanation of the results. Skintique’s Therapist will then design a fully bespoke plan tailored to those results based on short, medium and long term goals for your skin and the treatments we recommend to get to the great skin you deserve.

Visia Price guide
The cost of a Visia consultation is £79. The appointment will last approximately 45 minutes.

We offer a complimentary 20 min Visia consultation as part of a first time hydrafacial skin health for life treatment.

Frequently asked questions

What is Visia and why do we use it at Skintique Clinic in Leicester?

To establish highly bespoke and transparent treatment journeys, Skintique Clinic value the cutting-edge VISIA Skin Analysis system.
An incredibly beneficial addition to the consultation process, the patented VISIA Analysis system is a cross-polarised UV digital imaging technique which enables our practitioners to carry out comprehensive assessments of patient skin appearance, condition and function at both a dermal and subdermal level.
With Visia Skintique Clinic’s skin specialists are able to identify areas of concern that are both visible and invisible to the naked eye these include
Spots, Wrinkles of different depths, Skin Texture, open large Pores, UV spots, Brown spots, Red areas and Porphyrins.

What are the definitions of the various skin features and how are the features detected?

Spots : Spots are typically brown or red skin lesions including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and vascular lesions. Spots are distinguishable by their distinct colour and contrast from the background skin tone. Spots vary in size and generally have a circular shape.

Pores : Pores are the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts. Due to shadowing, pores appear darker than the surrounding skin tone and are identified by their darker colour and circular shape. The VISIA system distinguishes pores from spots based on size; by definition, the area of a pore is much smaller than a spot.

Wrinkles : Wrinkles are furrows, folds or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence as a result of sun exposure, and are associated with decreasing skin elasticity. This skin feature has the greatest variability from image to image as it is highly dependent upon the facial expression of the client. Wrinkles are identified by their characteristic long, narrow shape.

Texture : Texture is primarily an analysis of skin smoothness. Texture measures skin colour and smoothness by identifying gradations in colour from the surrounding skin tone, as well as peaks (shown in yellow) and valleys (shown in blue) on the skin surface that indicate variations in the surface texture.

Porphyrins : Porphyrins are bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. Porphyrins fluoresce in UV light and exhibit circular white spot characteristics.

UV Spots : UV spots occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of sun damage. UV spots are generally invisible under normal lighting conditions. The selective absorption of the UV light by the epidermal melanin enhances its display and detection by VISIA.

Red Areas : Red Areas represent a potential variety of conditions, such as acne, inflammation, Rosacea or spider veins. Blood vessels and haemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red colour, which is detected by the RBX Technology in VISIA. Acne spots and inflammation vary in size but are generally round in shape. Rosacea is usually larger and diffuse compared to acne, and spider veins usually are short, thin and can be interconnected in a dense network.

Brown spots : Brown Spots are lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of Melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Brown Spots produce an uneven appearance to the skin, and are detected in VISIA by RBX.

What things influence the results of the image session?

A number of factors contribute to the actual scores generated by the VISIA complexion analysis algorithms, including the condition of the skin (cleaned vs. fresh make-up, old make-up, time-of-day), head registration within the booth, facial expression (particularly for wrinkles), stray hair, glare areas resulting from oily skin, etc. Note that the percentile scores were generated for subjects with cleaned skin prior to their imaging session, so results may vary if make-up is NOT removed prior to a patient’s VISIA session.

What is the definition for each of the three types of skin conditions? How does VISIA use this information?

“Clean” is defined as skin that has been recently cleansed and without make-up or skin conditioners applied, “Fresh Make-up” is defined as make-up recently applied (roughly within the past hour), “Other” covers all other cases. No change is made in terms of either taking the photo or in the analysis process based upon the skin condition selected.

This information is recorded in the patient’s record for each session and allows scores to be properly interpreted if images were captured under different conditions session-to-session (i.e., one time image taken with clean skin, the next time with make-up). Also, images that are “clean” can be considered as valid input to further build the database.

Which data display option do we use in Skintique Clinic?

In fact at Skintique we use all 3 of the data display options.

Feature Counts : Feature Counts provide a count of the number of discrete instances of the feature being evaluated, without regard to the size or intensity of each instance. Feature Counts can be used to track treatment progress when a reduction in the number of discrete instances of a particular feature is desired.

Absolute Scores : Absolute Scores provide a comprehensive measurement of the impact that the feature has on the client’s complexion. Absolute Scores factor in the total size and area as well as intensity of detected instances of the feature being analysed. Absolute Scores can be used to track treatment progress when the size and intensity of instances of a feature are the most relevant indicator of treatment effectiveness.

Percentiles : Percentiles provide a context in which to evaluate a client’s complexion analysis results by presenting a comparison of the individual’s Absolute Scores to those of people with similar characteristics. Percentiles are useful in providing a baseline assessment of the overall condition of the client’s complexion.

What clinical methods were used to validate VISIA?

The Procter & Gamble complexion analysis software used in VISIA was developed in the late 1990s and has undergone extensive lab and field-testing. Since 1998, P&G has deployed their complexion analysis software as a sales tool to promote their Olay and SKII brands of cosmetic products. As such, the P&G software was never intended for clinical trials. However, the VISIA complexion analysis algorithms themselves are supported by an extensive set of research papers describing the analysis techniques and results across various skin types.

What is the wavelength used for the UV photography?

The wavelength used by the UV flashes is 365 nm (peak).

Your treatment at a glance

Treatment Time
1 hour

Anaesthetic
None

Downtime
None

Back To Work
Same day

Results
On going

Duration Of Results
On going

Cost
from £79

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