A digital skin analysis takes place during a skin care consultation and is a diagnostic tool that allows us to visualize and measure skin blemishes and wrinkles above and below the surface of your skin. Taking a skin analysis allows us to customize a skin care treatment program for you to specifically target your problem areas.
Read on to learn more about what to expect during your digital skin analysis appointment.
How It Works
A digital skin analysis allows for modern technology to capture a clear, multi-dimensional image of specific facial areas, while examining the severity of various age-related conditions including:
- Sun Damage and UV Spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation from aging and dark spots
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Porphyrins from bacterial growth
The rotating camera will be able to capture left, right and frontal facial views and UV lighting is used to record and measure both superficial and deeper subsurfaces within the skin. UV photography records comprehensive data on sun damage, spider veins, rosacea, acne and more.
Creating these images before you begin treatment allows us to better illustrate which treatments could yield the ideal results. Then, once you’ve been treated, you’ll be able to see the difference – not just on your skin’s surface, but in the deeper layers responsible for tightening, lifting and prevention of premature aging.
What do I gain from learning about existing sun damage?
When your skin is repetitively exposed to the sun, the exposure breaks down internal structures in the skin, bringing on spots, wrinkles and sagging. As sun exposure occurs over time, it intensifies the natural aging process.
Learning about your skin’s current state and the current damage from the sun allows you to slow the aging process and provide you with a visual of what your skin really looks like under the surface.
Will the Analysis Indicate Which Treatments Might Be Best?
Once your skin has been evaluated, we will help you discover treatment options that are perfect for your skin’s needs. Treatment plans can be implemented to help reverse the damaging effects of UV exposure with recommendations like:
- Laser skin resurfacing
We offer a gentle alternative to ablative laser resurfacing with the PicoSure Focus. Patients see improvements in skin tone, texture and tightness.*
- Cosmetic injections
Botox or dermal fillers might be helpful for facial lines caused by sun-exaggerated aging. *
- Laser skin tightening
Titan skin tightening stimulates collagen healing and internal, natural improvements in elasticity – with surgery or any kind of invasive treatment.*
- Pulsed light treatments
Intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) break up discoloration and help brown spots flake gently off your skin.*
- Targeted at home care
It’s crucial to exfoliate, moisturize and improve your sun protection at home. Wearing sunscreen daily, covering up, and avoiding spending extended periods outside midday will help reduce sun damage.
Re-analyzing your skin post-treatment for super clear results
After you receive the appropriate treatment, it will take some time for your results to take hold. This length of time varies based on the treatment method and your skin, but it will require a bit of patience no matter what.
What if you’re feeling like you’re just not seeing a change?
Our skin is complex and different layers are impacted by anti-aging treatments. Re-analyzing your skin with the Visia will reveal structural, deeper changes that may not present on the surface just yet. This way, you gain confidence that treatment is working – and know what to look forward to in the future.
Schedule your free consultation with Laser Aesthetic Center and take control of how your skin looks and feels by slowing the aging process!
*Disclaimer: Please note that there is no guarantee of specific results. Results may vary.