July 11, 2016
Author: Steven Greene, MD
Before beginning cosmetic skincare treatment (i.e. chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing), the most important appointment to schedule with your dermatologist is a consultation. The consultation allows both you and your doctor to discuss any skin-related concerns, prioritize these concerns, and finally--formulate an effective treatment plan to resolve your concerns. Before your consultation begins, ask yourself, "What are my long-term goals regarding skincare?"
At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute, we deliver results! In order to achieve results, it's critical that the consultation encompass all aspects of your skin health. With the VISIA Complexion Analysis--our skin experts are able to provide a comprehensive report on your current and future skincare needs. How is this possible, you may wonder?
The VISIA device works as a visual platform, capturing three-dimensional photos of your face under UV lighting. VISIA technology reveals sun damage, wrinkles, red and brown spots, pores, texture, and areas on the skin where bacteria accumulates. Many cosmetic patients who come to Advanced Dermatology may learn through their VISIA Complexion Analysis about medical skin conditions that contribute to their cosmetic concerns. For instance, one component of the VISIA platform separates color signatures to distinguish acne, rosacea, and spider veins--each of these a medical issue with potential cosmetic side-effects.
Now more than ever, patients are better prepared to begin their cosmetic treatments due to Dr. Greene and the state-of-the-art VISIA device. Whether your most pressing concern is sun damage, acne, wrinkles, or pore size–the VISIA Complexion Analysis reveals everything you need to know about the health of your skin. Above are a series of photos taken with the VISIA photo system displaying common skin conditions.