|Spa Facials: Beneath the Surface with the VISIA Advanced Complexion Analysis System|
|Written by Michelle Walker|
It’s that time again: you’ve booked in for your tri-monthly spa facial. You’re not sure exactly what your therapist is doing, but you know three things for sure: one: you get to relax; two: your skin will feel great at the end of it; and three: whatever they’re doing is good for your skin… right? The truth is, while you are relaxing, your skin therapist is preparing to give you much more than just a fluffy spa treatment. Skin therapists spend their career devoted to improving the health of your skin. They are continuously receiving advanced training on new products and the latest ingredients and technologies to give you the best skin treatment possible. In the past, it was enough to make your skin feel good and ensure a little rest and relaxation, but nowadays, another “R” is becoming just as important: RESULTS. One of the most noteworthy advancements in skin treatments is the ability to see beneath the surface of the skin for a truly customizable treatment with the use of facial analysis equipment such as the VISIA Advanced Complexion Analysis System. This dermal imaging machine allows skin therapists the ability to see not just the surface, but also the subsurface of your skin to determine the best course of treatment in your facial.
One distinct advantage of utilizing VISIA as a part of your facial treatment is that the therapists’ ability to see the client’s skin beneath the surface allows them to ensure that the facial treatment they are going to perform is not just addressing current and apparent skin concerns, but also the ones that are not yet visible. This is important, as many conditions that appear in the skin are a result of previous neglect, such as brown spots that appear in our forties because of unprotected sun exposure in our twenties. The VISIA Advanced Complexion Analysis System uses multi-spectral imaging (including UV photography) to record, analyze and provide an assessment on a variety of skin features such as UV spots, photo-damage, pore size, wrinkles, bacteria, broken capillaries and much more. It scores your results in comparison to others in your age, gender and skin type groups, and produces a customized visual report that includes recommendations for future treatments and the most appropriate skincare to use at home.
For today’s skin therapist, a facial is so much more than just a fluffy spa experience. With all the technology and advanced education now available, clients don’t need to rely solely on a medical appointment to achieve a result. With advanced facial techniques and the implementation of technology such as the VISIA Advanced Complexion Analysis System, therapists can help to identify and treat skin conditions such as acne, sun damage, wrinkles, dehydration and redness, giving you the ultimate spa experience of relaxation and results. Available as part of the Casbah Day Spa’s “Casbah Signature Facial,” the VISIA system is fast becoming a key anti-aging and beauty strategy for women of all ages and skin types, often allowing us to address critical skin issues before they are even visible.
The Visia Complexion Analysis Session (regularly priced at $150+ a session at dermatologists and laser clinics) is a complimentary inclusion in the Casbah Signature Facial, only $109. Reserve your facial today or book in for your complimentary VISIA Complexion Analysis Session by calling us at 604.542.4772.