Although you may have a fair idea of what is wrong with your skin, clinics are increasingly offering their patients the chance of having a skin analysis done before they embark on a treatment programme. This is usually a camera that captures images just below the surface of the skin and shows melanin levels, sun damage, wrinkles and collagen levels.
Skin analysis: Am I suitable?
It is good to take stock of your skin’s quality at regular intervals in your life and it is particularly instructive in showing the amount of sun damage that’s present. It can be performed on any skin type or colour.
Skin analysis: What do I have to do to prepare?
There is no preparation necessary for this treatment.
Skin analysis: What’s the treatment like?
A very simple and quick procedure; the practitioner will cleanse the patient’s face before they rest their chin in the chin hold. Then images are taken of both sides of your face and straight on.
The detailed images are then sent to the computer which uses software to analyse the results and then compare them to a database of thousands of other results. The practitioner can then build a treatment programme around the findings.
Skin analysis: What about after?
The skin analysis is a very useful tool for the practitioner as they are able to take regular evaluations of your skin throughout the treatment programme and it is then possible to contrast them to see what has improved or what still needs some attention.
Skin analysis: Are there any risks or side effects?
There are no side effects to this treatment.
Skin analysis: What will it cost me?
Clinics usually offer a skin analysis free before embarking on a treatment plan. As a standalone treatment, the cost would usually be from £25 to £50.