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Visia Skin Analysis:  An Invaluable Diagnostic Tool

We recommend every new client has a skin assessment to start their journey to healthy, beautiful skin. Our trained Beauty Coaches & Licensed Estheticians will begin with an extensive skin analysis and consultation that allows us to determine your skin type, the condition of your skin, your current skin regime, your lifestyle, your concerns and an ideal course of treatment.

All our existing clients are encouraged to have an annual skin assessment – your skin is ‘ever-changing’ so it’s important to continuously assess these changes to get the most out of your skin!

At Body+Beauty Lab we do this by using a state-of-the-art imaging digital photography machine called the Visia Skin Analysis. The Visia documents and evaluates texture, wrinkles, pores and pigmentation. Both a standard image and an ultra-violet image are recorded, so that not only surface skin conditions are measured, but also underlying sun-damage beneath the skin’s surface – this means your clinician can identify the root causes of your concerns.

Our skin care professionals can then recommend you a skincare regimen that can enhance your skin’s health and vitality, progressively improving the skins quality to create a beautiful and lasting complexion. A skin assessment is also the starting point for all of our advanced skin treatments; Medical Skincare, Advanced Laser Treatments, Injectables & more!

Start your journey to healthy skin today by booking a consultation with one of our Beauty Coaches!

Spots

Spots are typically brown or red lesions including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and vascular lesions.  Spots are distinguishable by their distinct color and contrast from the background skin tone.  Spots vary in size and generally have a circular shape.

Pores

Pores are the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts.  Due to shadowing, pores appear darker than the surrounding skin tone and are identified by their darker color and circular shape.  The VISIA system distinguishes pores from spots based on size; by definition, the area of a pore is smaller than a spot.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are furrows, folds or creases in the skin, which increase in occurrence, as a result of sun exposure, and are associated with decreasing skin elasticity.  This skin feature has the greatest variability from image to image as it is highly dependent upon the facial expression of the client.  Wrinkles are identified by their characteristic low, narrow shape.

Texture

Texture is primarily an analysis of skin smoothness.  Texture measures skin color and smoothness by identifying gradations in color from the surrounding skin tone, as well as peaks (shown in yellow) and valleys (shown in blue) on the skin surface that indicate variations in the surface texture.

Porphyrins

Porphyrins are bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne.  Porphyrins fluorensce in UV light and exhibit circular white spot characteristics.

UV Spots

UV spots occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of sun damage.  UV spots are generally invisible under normal lighting conditions.  The selective absorption of the UV light by the epidermal melanin enhances its display and detection by VISIA.

Red Areas

Red Areas represent a potential variety of conditions, such as acne, inflammation, rosacea or spider veins.  Blood vessels and hemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red color, which is detected by the RBX Technology in Visia.  Acne spots and inflammation vary in size but are generally round in shape.  Rosacea is usually larger and diffuse compared to acne, and spider veins usually are short, thing and can be interconnected in a dense network.

Brown Spots

Brown spots are lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma.  Brown spots occur from an excess of melanin.  Melanin is produced by melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis.  Brown spots produce an uneven appearance to the skin, and are detected in VISIA by RBX.

Before you proceed with any injectable treatment at Body+Beauty Lab, we suggest you schedule an Injectable Consultation with one of our highly experienced Nurse Injectors.

This personalized Injectable Consultation provides you with a full assessment and education of your options so you can thoroughly make informed decisions and we assist to create your own personal ‘skincare plan’ of treatment options to suit your concerns.

This process takes approximately one hour during which we allow time for your first treatment. There is a consultation fee to cover your clinician’s time, however this is applied to your injectable treatment if you proceed on that same day. If you choose to have your treatment scheduled on a different day, our friendly front desk will book you it for an appointment on a day which works around your work or social events.

We also suggests returning in 2 weeks to see us for a complimentary follow-up! At this appointment we will assess your results, get your feedback, note any possible improvements, and take your “after” photos. If you wish to, we can also make any minor changes to ensure you have the best possible results!

Why Body+Beauty Lab?

We commit to providing you with the best down-to-earth, honest, friendly and fun service in the industry! Injectable treatments like dermal filler and muscle relaxants are only administered by our highly trained expert medical team. Our medical director and nurses are experts in their field, and our focus is you!

We commit to only providing you with treatments which are SAFE, SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE.

We commit to starting with the lowest doses to give you gorgeous, natural-looking results. The aim is subtle, but significant. We can always add more at your follow-up.

We commit to providing you with the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE through superior service and a justified reputation for being the best!

To book an injectable consultation please contact the friendly front desk team at (215) 989-3500

About Dr. Lam:

Dr. Benjamin Lam is a pioneer in the plastic and reconstructive surgery serving Langhorne and Philadelphia, PA, with over 20 years of clinical experience. His surgical techniques continue to be referenced in the most prestigious national peer review publications and emulated by leading surgeons in this field. Dr. Lam’s technological advances in the medical-surgical industry have even been registered with the United States Patent Office.  A fellow in the American College of Surgeons ( ACS ) and member of the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons ( ACAPS ), Dr. Lam is also the past president of the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons ( ACOS ). Active in the academic advancement of this specialty, Dr. Lam currently sits on the Residency Review Committee ( RRC ) that accredits training programs in the United States. He is the program director of the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine ( PCOM ) where he mentors and passes on his expertise and knowledge to cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in training.

Plastic Surgery Services

Face
– Eyelids
– Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
– Face Lift, Neck / Jowl Lift
– Rhinoplasty
– Otoplasty – Ear Reshaping

Breast
– Breast Enhancement
– Breast Lift
– Breast Reconstruction
– Breast Reduction

Body
– Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
– Liposuction
– Thigh Lift
– Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
– Male Gynecomastia