Visia skin tester
Nowadays, almost all professional medical and aesthetic institutions need to be equipped with a professional skin testing instrument, namely the VISIA skin testing instrument. It is believed that many people have heard of or have done VISIA skin testing, but not many people can interpret it correctly. To avoid misunderstandings, M Medi Spa will introduce VISIA to everyone! Here we also remind everyone who loves beauty that the VISIA equipment that we have is produced by a licensed manufacturer!


The VISIA detection instrument is an instrument originated by the American Canfield Company for quantitative scientific analysis of the physiological and pathological characteristics of the skin. The magic of VISIA is that it can use high-definition (12 million pixels) cameras, white light, ultraviolet light, and polarized light imaging. It can eliminate the problems of exposure to the skin surface and the potential issues in the deep parts of the face. It can be reflected directly, such as spots, pores, wrinkles, stains, photoaging, skin fullness, subcutaneous blood vessels, pigments, etc. VISIA can crack the “secret” of your skin just by scanning and analyzing!

Clean your skin before the VISIA skin test because the foundation and dust attached to the skin can easily cover the natural skin and mislead the VISIA with false information and thus misguiding the judgement of the machine. Therefore, you must remove your makeup before the skin test.

Before testing, it is required to enter some of your personal information, such as name, age, and a couple more other personal information. Many people do not understand why it is necessary to record their date of birth accurately. The considerable database built into the instrument system can compare people of the same race, age, and skin type and calculate the percentage of VISIA test results.

Next, according to the operator’s prompt, put the chin and forehead in the calibrator, close your eyes and keep still. The instrument will shoot the left, middle and right angles of your face! VISIA will analyze the existing problems of your skin from 8 different aspects: spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, ultraviolet spots, brown spots, red areas, and porphyrin.

Interpretation of VISIA system test results

Using standard white light shooting refers to visible spots on the skin surface or other epidermis pigmentation, such as sunburn, freckles, acne, acne marks, and moles. All these problems will be circled one by one. The more circles there are, the more pigment problems appear on the epidermis!

As the name implies, wrinkles reflect the dry lines, fine lines, static lines, and other conditions of the face (does not reflect dynamic lines, so when shooting, it is recommended that the client’s facial expressions are natural and relaxed. If the facial expressions are not relaxed, it will affect the detection results). Generally speaking, wrinkles are closely related to the decreased elasticity of skin. The wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and other parts are easy to expose the skin’s age. At this time, the scanned wrinkles will be outlined into thin lines so that the naked eye can better observe these. The results of wrinkle detection indicate whether your maintenance or living habits are appropriate.

People with high texture scores have a prominent characteristic, reflecting the smoothness and plumpness of the skin, the smaller the difference between the “peaks” and “valleys” of a healthy stratum corneum, the better the skin’s smoothness and the stronger the stratum corneum’s ability to lock and moisturize. On the contrary, if the keratinocyte dermal grooves are uneven, the skin’s plumpness will be worse, and the skin’s moisture retention will decrease. The metabolism and absorption of the skin are excellent, which has a lot to do with genetics and proper daily maintenance.

UV spots
UV spots can only appear under UV light with a peak of 365nm. It can objectively reflect the potential pigment spots under the epidermis (positively correlated with skin photoaging). Usually, there are many black pigment spots distributed throughout the face. People with insufficient sun protection will have more black pigment spots. Although this melanin cannot be eliminated, our goal is to prevent it from “appearing” on the facial skin, so it is imperative to be fully protected from the sun.

VISIA uses this principle to identify pores. It reflects the expansion and flatness of the sebaceous gland openings because the opened pores will have shadows, and their color will be darker than the normal skin tone. Generally, acne-prone oily skin pores will have lower scores, especially in areas where acne and blackheads are clogged. The pores will be particularly obvious.

Once the pores are enlarged, it is difficult to be reversed to their original state naturally, but modern medical aesthetics can help you.

Brown spots
Detected by RBX technology, brown spots are recessive spots that are deeper than ultraviolet spots, such as chloasma, freckles, freckle-like moles, and other skin lesions. The “age spots” also start from the brown spots, and because the “roots” of the spots are profound, it is often difficult to treat. As one ages, the spots in the deep layers of the skin may progress to the epidermis.

Red zone 
It reflects the condition of capillaries and can detect red blood streaks, inflammatory acne, rosacea, or spider nevi. Blood vessels and heme are present in the dermal papilla layer of the skin, giving these tissues a red color. Acne spots and inflammation generally appear as circles of various sizes. Rosacea usually has a wide range and spreads. Spider moles are small and interconnected into a dense web.

Porphyrin is one of the most excited parts of oily skin. It often appears in different parts, especially the T-zone that emits fluorescence. This fluorescence is the metabolites of bacteria that are parasitic that remain in the opening of the hair follicle. Under the excitation of ultraviolet light, it will show fluorescent spots of different colors. For example, the brick-red highlights are related to Propionibacterium acnes. The blue-white fluorescence is related to Malassezia folliculitis, so it is essential to control skin inflammation and oil. The porphyrin mode can also quickly identify whether there is fluorescence (residual) on the face. Some users who use potent fluorescent agents (masks) products will still have evident fluorescence two weeks after use. So, if you are worried about the fluorescence in your facial mask, you can use the VISIA professional skin tester to detect it!

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