Visa Q&A

    Visa Q&A

    This state-of-the-art complexion imaging system gives a precise picture of the state of your skin, including its future—thereby indicating the best way to care for it now. In mere minutes, VISIA generates a precise multi-point complexion analysis, providing you and your Skinovator with an invaluable tool for assessing current and future skin issues, as well as a more precise customized treatment program to address your goals.



    • State-of-the-art medical photography gives a surface and subsurface picture of your skin
    • Accurate, multi-point analysis analyzes red, brown and UV spots, fine lines and wrinkles, pore size and porphyrin (acne-causing bacteria) levels 
    • Offers statistical, comparative data based on age and skin type, as well as what your skin will look like in 5-7 years



    • Visualizes your skin issues well before they become apparent
    • Allows for a more complete, precise, and anticipatory treatment program
    • Helps prevent and treat signs of aging 

    Q: What is a VISIA skin analysis?

    A unique imaging system, the VISIA Complexion Analysis System is the latest technology in skin analysis. It provides a clear, multi-dimensional portrait of your skin. 

    Q: What does it specifically tell me about my skin?

    A VISIA Complexion Analysis analyzes both surface and subsurface data, giving you the most accurate picture of your skin’s health. A multiple point system analyzes such data as brown and red spots, UV spots, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pore size and porphyrins, or acne-causing bacteria. Then, the VISIA computer comparison analysis uses the world’s largest skin feature database to compare your skin with others of the same age and skin type. 

    Q: Why do I want one?

    In addition to providing information about your skin’s health, a VISIA analysis interprets that information for a more comprehensive and forward-thinking treatment program. In other words, seeing below the surface gives us a sneak peek into your future. Armed with that information, we can create an even more well-defined and precise treatment program, as we can anticipate your skin’s issues and work to address your goals even more accurately.

    Q: What other kinds of information will it tell me?

    If you have had lash improvement treatments, the VISIA analysis can evaluate the results. It will also automatically detect your skin type and give a detailed feature analysis. The 3D viewer provides three-dimensional images of your skin’s surface from a multitude of angles. The VISIA system can also perform an aging simulation, to give you a picture of what your skin will look like in 5-7 years. 

    Q: How does the information translate in terms of skin care?

    VISIA provides an extensive amount of information which your Skinovator will explain at length. For example, a precise analysis of your skin’s texture may indicate the need to exfoliate more or less often. The presence of porphyrins (acne-causing skin bacteria) may point to the necessity for specific kinds of cleansers. Other information may point to the need for laser therapy.

    Q: What age is appropriate for a VISIA skin analysis?

    Anyone, both male and female, between the age of 18 and 80 can benefit from an assessment of pre-existing damage and future aging. 

    Q: How long does the procedure take? What does it entail?

    Just like having your photograph taken, the VISIA analysis is totally pain-free and takes only a few minutes. No creams, lotions, or solutions are used. Once the analysis has been done, one of our Skinovators will go over the findings, explaining them in detail, and design a customized treatment protocol.

    Q: How often should I have a VISIA analysis?

    The latest addition to the Institute of Skinovation’s state-of-the-art technological toolbox, a VISIA analysis will now become an essential part of your Skin Rejuvenation Treatments (SRTs). Your first VISIA analysis will be kept on file, and subsequent test results will be used to measure your progress according to your treatment goals.