Overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays may lead to sun damaged skin in some individuals. There are several possible symptoms of sun damage spanning from cosmetic blemishes to more serious conditions like skin cancer. UV damage is the number one cause of aging skin, as seen with:
- Changes in pigment- brown, yellow and red with mottled appearance to the skin
- Textural changes with loss of Collagen and Elastin
- Fine lines and wrinkles that result as a result of UV damage and loss of Collagen
- Increased risk of pre cancers and skin cancers
The extent of the damage can be seen via a Visia Complexion Analysis. VISIA provides clinical measurement of surface and subsurface skin irregularities and pigment conditions, through digital photographic technology. By capturing a clear, multi-dimensional image select facial features, the VISIA is able examine the severity of various age-related conditions, and compares you to people your age in terms of texture, fine lines and wrinkles, UV damage, redness (or vascular damage), pigment and pore size. The results of the VISIA Complexion Analysis provides a framework for creating a customized facial rejuvenation program that is designed to achieve optimal improvement in skin color and texture in order to reverse and treat the damage.