VISIA Skin Analysis

A digital skin analysis machine that reveals skin conditions and problems you already have or are about to develop.

Anesthetic: None

Return to work: Same day

Procedure time: 30 min

Duration of results: N/A

Treatment: As needed

Recovery Time: N/A


Finding a practice that can provide an easy-to-understand, documented, objective evaluation of your skin; is one of the most difficult tasks in selecting a practice for your skin care needs.

Now, your vision of a healthier looking, more beautiful skin can be a reality with the help of VISIA.

Skinlogic uses the VISIA Complexion Analysis machine to provide you with easy-to-understand, printed reports that we use to develop your personal skin care regime.

The computer controlled VISIA ensures our ability to reproduce your facial photograph between time points with built in position aids and standardized lighting.  VISIA allows us to record standard, cross polarized and UK photography and measure surface and subsurface skin conditions.  When needed, VISIA even has a tool that lets us zoom in and magnify image areas for closer examination and review with each patient.

After your skin examination and analysis of your personalized VISIA complexion analysis report, our skin therapists will recommend the best skin care regimen and treatment program to address your specific skin care concerns.

Your first analysis report will become your baseline from which we can measure your progress.  Depending on your skin condition and your goals, we will perform additional analysis as needed throughout your treatment program.

Which of my skin’s features can the VISIA analyse?

  • Spots: Spots are typically brown or red skin lesions including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and vascular lesions. Spots are distinguishable by their distinct color 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 color 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 color and smoothness by identifying gradations in color 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 hemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red color, 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 factors influence the result of the VISIA skin analysis?

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.

If possible, come to your appointment with a freshly cleansed face. Alternatively, we will provide you with cleansing products to use prior to your appointment.

How does the VISIA work?

The VISIA system scans your skin and captures key visual information, using multi spectral imaging and analysis, of eight areas that affect your skins health and appearance.  We use the VISIA to measure your skin pigmentation, pore size, porphyrins (evidence of bacteria), UV spots, photo damage (typically form sun damage), texture and wrinkles.  With this quantitative assessment of your skin, we compare our skins features to other individuals of the same sex, age and skin type and provide you with your relative skin condition within your peer group.  We then prepare or personal skin care regime and rejuvenation program.

How long does the VISIA skin analysis take?

Your VISIA analysis will take just a few minutes.  Once complete, the review of your results and consultation will typically take about 30 minutes, focusing on your specific problem areas and comparing your results with others of your same age, sex and skin type.  Your analysis will also include your personal treatment and products recommendations.

Pre-treatment Consultation

  • On arrival, you will be asked to complete a confidential patient intake form.
  • Your practitioner will then discuss your concerns and requirements with you in order to get a clear understanding of your expectations.
  • Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly.

You are under no obligation to book a treatment with us or buy prescribed products after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail. Any products purchases can be made and your practitioner will thoroughly explain usages thereof.

At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.

During the Treatment

You will have plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may still have regarding the treatment.

If possible, please come to your appointment with a freshly cleansed face. Alternatively, we will provide you with cleansing products to cleanse your face with prior to your analysis.

The VISIA machine will take photos of your frontal and side profiles; analyze and compute results all within a few minutes.  Thereafter, your practitioner will discuss the results with you and provide you with a treatment program and product prescription according to your needs.