The first step to creating a skincare regime that genuinely works is to understand the skin concerns you need to address. At AST, you can schedule a free VISIA® Complexion Analysis with the purchase of any product from our skincare store.
What is VISIA® Complexion Analysis?
The VISIA® Complexion Analysis is a powerful tool in your journey to more beautiful skin. Your face will be photographed during your consultation using an advanced image processing system, to capture left, right, and frontal facial views. In addition to automatic skin analysis, the software also provides live overlays and a comprehensive overview of your skin health to reveal your skins TruSkin Age™.
What Can I Learn from the VISIA® Complexion System?
With the help of IntelliFlash UV Lighting, VISIA® Complexion measures, records, and identifies surface and subsurface skin conditions that might be invisible to the naked eye.
Pore size tops the list of many patients who want to improve their complexion. VISIA® Complexion distinguishes areas with enlarged pores to help you keep them cleaned out with products like NuCelle Rx Mandelic Serum 10%, Revision Skincare Pore Purifying Mask and Neostrata Targeted Clarifying Gel.
Hyperpigmentation is brown or red spots that can vary in size, shape, and color but are darker than the surrounding areas and contribute to uneven skin tone. You can brighten hyperpigmentation with Neostrata Illuminating Serum, which contains 12 active brighteners that help break up the appearance of existing pigmentation and discourage new dark spots from forming. While Neostrata Pigment Controller targets the causes of uneven skin tone, leaving the skin more luminous. SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF improves uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of dullness and discoloration, plus reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
Microscopic hills and valleys in your skin affect overall smoothness. VISIA® Complexion identifies textured skin areas, which you can smooth out with exfoliants, such as AST Enriched 15% Glycolic Pads or Neostrata Smooth Surface Glycolic Peel Pads
As our body slows collagen and elastin production, wrinkles are an inevitable product of aging. VISIA® Complexion Analysis will detect fine lines before they deepen into actual wrinkles, then re-evaluate after reinvigorating your skin with specialized antiaging products, like Revision Skincare Retinol Complete 0.5% and 1.0%, Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy and Tensage Intensive Ampoules 40, which improve elasticity, stimulate collagen and soften wrinkles.
Naturally-occurring porphyrins are bacterial excretions that are proinflammatory and linked to acne. If you have too many, they can lodge in your pores, enlarging and clogging them. NuCelle Glacial Clay Deep Cleansing Masque, Revision Skincare Pore Purifying Clay Mask and Obagi Nu-Derm Toner cleanse and refine your skin, eliminating these comedogenic compounds.
Your skin absorbs UV radiation, damaging cells and stimulating pigment. Over time, these can lead to sunspots, some of which become more visible over time. A high SPF sunscreen is your most potent weapon against new or worsening sunspots. Add a vitamin C to maximize your protection against UV rays and pollution with Skinceuticals C E Ferulic or Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30%
Redness and Inflammation
Inflammation is a sign of more than just an uneven skin tone. Identify areas of your skin prone to redness, then consult with an AST and ADCI skincare expert to eliminate discoloration at its source. A combination of soothing topical treatments, such as Meg 21 Redness Relief or EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex, and the help of a board-certified dermatologist can help you banish recurring redness.
Once your analysis is complete, your AST consultant can help you choose products and a regimen specifically designed to treat your areas of concern.