VISIA analysis is the first step to achieving optimal skin renewal and the truly individualised care needed to achieve a radiant complexion.
VISIA produces images that capture the key visual information for the six areas affecting the appearance of your skin:
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Sun damage (UV spots)
• Enlarged pores
• Skin texture
• Skin bacteria
• Damaged blood vessels
I was slightly nervous about what the results would be, but like they say ‘knowledge is power’ and if we can see what is wrong then we can put it right. So here goes………
Also known as porphyrins, attack the surface of the skin and contribute to break outs and acne. It is important to remove the bacteria successfully without compromising the skin. A good example of this is the use of soap. Skin is acidic and soap is alkaline, that tight feeling that we get when we use soap is not beneficial it is strippingthe skin leaving it dry, dehydrated and dull whilst leaving behind the bacteria. A cleanser that uses plant enzymes which work like a packman on the skin removing any dirt debris or make-up are much more beneficial.
Enlarged pores give an aged appearance to the skin. The tissue in the dermal layer becomes lax acting as a weight pulling down on the cells above giving the open appearance; it can also stretch the sebaceous glands which produce oil causing the surface of the skin to appear oily treatments that strengthen and rebuild the skin will help to reduce pore size.
The texture of our skin is highly influenced by our lifestyle. The products that we use, smoking, UV exposure and diet. If we were to look at cell level the yellow would show the peaks in the skin and blue would show the dips this combination gives the skin a rough uneven appearance.
UV damage appears in many ways on the surface of the skin,it can show as brown spots also known as age spots, lines and wrinkles and it can give the skin that thick leather look appearance. Melanin (brown spots) are produced as a response to exposure to UV, and without protection they will continue to get darker and darker. It is important to wear a sunscreen every day not just when your on holiday, UV is all around us lights, computer screens,driving in the car.
Damaged Blood Vessels,
Damaged blood vessels that appear on the surface of the skin are also known as thread veins or spider veins. They are commonly associated with rosacea, but can occur as a result of damage to the skin, sun burn and break outs. Broken Vessels are very common and very easily treat with IPL a quick simple treatment that can successfully reduce rosacea and individual vessels
Fine lines and Wrinkles,
It happens to us all, fine lines and wrinkles are at the top of everybody’s list. They appear as a result of facial movement, thinning skin and environmental damage.
– Although I’m must admit I’m rather happy with this image!;-)