How Do You Measure My Skin Aging and My Treatment Progress?

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“A VISIA Complexion Analysis is an eye-opening, objective analysis of skin health,” says Dr. Paul Vanek. “It blows patients’ minds that the different components that affect the appearance of their skin can be objectively measured with spectral analysis.”

The VISIA is a skin health evaluation tool that helps Dr. Vanek develop a custom skin care and rejuvenation plan that is individualized to your needs.

“We incorporate the VISIA analysis right at the beginning so we can set objective metrics to measure the success of the treatment programs we propose,” says Dr. Vanek. “It only takes about 20 seconds to complete a scan. Patients are often surprised by the results because it makes them see their skin in an entirely new way. But, they love that it’s objective, that we can propose and proceed with a treatment path, re-scan, and judge the success of the treatment in a purely objective manner.”

How It Works
The VISIA uses multi-spectral imaging to highlight six key areas of concern: wrinkles, spots, pores, color variation/vascularization, bacteria population and sun damage. The results of the imaging are visualized, detailed and compared against a database of over one million scans allowing you and Dr. Vanek to quickly see how your skin health currently compares to the population. The ability to see and identify problematic areas in your skin’s complexion allows Dr. Vanek to suggest treatment options for prevention and rejuvenation.

“We recently had a 46-year-old woman come in to have shallow and deep acne scars on her chin evaluated. She’s of Eastern European decent, grew up in Arizona and recently moved to Mentor, Ohio. She wasn’t surprised that results of the VISIA showed she had oily skin, but she was taken aback that she’s in the lowest quintile for skin cleanliness as defined by a bacterial count of her pores,” says Dr. Vanek. “Based on the results, we did deep-cleanse exfoliations and a glycolic peel to treat the porphyrins (bacteria in the pores) and the Mentor Peel℠ to improve the appearance of her acne scars. After three months, we re-scanned her with the VISIA, and it objectively proves what she sees in the mirror: her fine-line wrinkles and scars are diminished, her pores are smaller, and her bacterial count is down. She’s experiencing fewer and fewer episodic acne breakouts, her skin looks clearer, and she couldn’t be happier.”

Complimentary Analysis, Always
Because of the VISIA’s ability to set objective standards, Dr. Vanek offers complimentary VISIA scans to all of his patients.

“You will always be offered a VISIA analysis. There’s no charge. Even our patients who come in for non-skin care related treatments have the opportunity to have the condition of their skin objectively evaluated.”

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 1996, Dr. Vanek can offer a variety of treatment recommendations to match your goals and anatomy. During the consultation, Dr. Vanek will be able to explain the risks and benefits of treatment paths in a forthright way so you can make an informed, medically sound decision.

“Give us a call if you are interested in improving the condition of your skin, in the New Year” says Dr. Vanek.

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