Skin Analysis Consultation

As an esthetician, I am often asked, “What products should I be using for my skin type?”, or “My products don’t seem to work anymore?”, or “Why is my skin so dry/oily/blotchy all of a sudden?”. Then the next question is should I do a peel, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, or a facial?” The answer is “It depends”.

Everyone has a different skin type or condition. Our skin changes due to pregnancy, menopause, medications, and sun exposure. To help you decide the best skin care regime for your skin, I have a 4-step service.

  1. Conduct a Skin Analysis to look below the surface of the skin.
  2. Review the products and routines you currently use.
  3. Develop a treatment plan.
  4. Track your progress.

Skin Analysis – using our state-of-the-art skin analyzer, we can we can look at 10 areas of potential skin problems (detailed in the section below).

Products and Routines – you will complete a pre-appointment questionnaire where you will list the products you currently use and when, any skin allergies to products you may have, any recent body changes (pregnancy, menopause, etc.), and any skin concerns you may have.

Treatment Plan – this is where we determine if a facial, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, peels, etc. are required. We will also review your products to determine their effectiveness and review your daily/weekly routines to see if any changes are needed.

Track – each time you come in for a facial, peel, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, or hydrodermabrasion we will assess your skin with the skin analyzer to see your progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

The half-hour consultation service is free with a minimum $75.00 product purchase (service is $50.00 without purchase).

Click on this video to see how the Analyzer works.

Analyze for 10 Potential Skin Problems

With the latest in technology, we are able to quickly look at 10 areas of potential skin problems, using various types of light and light filters.

  • Skin Sensitivity
  • Pigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Pores
  • Acne
  • Dark Spots
  • Other skin conditions using Woods Light analysis
  • Moisture Levels
  • Oiliness
  • Elasticity

Skin Sensitivity

Reference Image

We start with a standard picture that we use as a basis for all comparisons.

Sensitive Areas

We are able to map the sensitive skin areas as shown by the outlines in the above picture.

Red Areas

Concentrated, darker red areas may be related to a variety of conditions such as inflammation or spider veins.

Sensitivity Predicted

By applying advanced algorithms, we are able to predict 5-7 years hence what the sensitive skin areas will look like if untreated.

Pigmentation

Brown filter image

Using a brown filter we see pigmentation and discoloration on and beneath the surface of the skin.

UV Damage Predicted

By applying advanced algorithms, we are able to predict 5-7 years hence how damaged the skin will be if left untreated.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles Analyzed

As shown in the image above we are able to map and highlight areas of wrinkles often associated with increased sun exposure and a decrease in skin elasticity.

Wrinkle Prediction

By applying advanced algorithms, we are able to predict 5-7 years hence what the wrinkle areas will look like if untreated.

Pores and Acne

Pores Analyzed

As shown in the image above we are able to map and highlight areas of larger pores that appear darker than the surrounding skin tone.

Acne Analyzed

Using UV light filters we are able to look for areas of acne damage and active acne conditions that may not be visible to the naked eye.

Spotted Skin

Spots Analyzed

As shown in the image above we are able to map and highlight areas of spots that are typically brown or red. Spots vary in size and shape and are normally visible.

Spots Filtered

Using a green filter, the distribution of deep spots are clearly shown.

Woods Light Analysis

Face under Woods Light

Woods lights are used by Estheticians and Dermatologists to detect various skin conditions, which show as different colorations.

White = thick corneal layer (excess dryness)

White Spots = dead cells, abnormal skin maturation

Blue/White = normal healthy skin

Purple = thin skin, lacking moisture

Light Violet = dehydrated skin

Brown = sun damage

Pink/orange = oiliness

Bright fluorescent = hydrated skin

Yellow/orange = blackheads

Bright Yellow/Green = certain fungal infections

Bright “Coral Red” = certain bacterial infections

Moisture Levels

The moisture analyzer is able to asses your skin for various levels. These are:

  • moisture
  • oil
  • elasticity

To provide a comprehensive analysis, we test the forehead, left, and right sides of your face.

We can also take moisture readings separately for other parts of your body such as hands and arms.

Spring and Fall Moisture Levels
Area
Deficient
Normal
Excellent
Face
<35%
35%-55%
>55%
Eye Area
<45%
45%-55%
>55%
Arm
<40%
40%-55%
>55%
Back of Hand
<35%
35%-55%
>55%
Palm
<45%
45%-60%
>60%
Summer Moisture Levels
Area
Deficient
Normal
Excellent
Face
<40%
40%-60%
>60%
Eye Area
<50%
50%-60%
>60%
Arm
<45%
45%-60%
>60%
Back of Hand
<40%
40%-60%
>60%
Palm
<50%
50%-65%
>65%
Winter Moisture Levels
Area
Deficient
Normal
Excellent
Face
<30%
30%-50%
>50%
Eye Area
<40%
40%-50%
>50%
Arm
<35%
35%-45%
>45%
Back of Hand
<30%
30%-50%
>50%
Palm
<40%
40%-55%
>55%

Reports

Once the skin analyzer has completed its analysis, you will be provided with a Comprehensive report showing:

  • Overall skin condition
  • Estimated skin age
  • Moisture, Oil, and Elasticity levels
  • Areas of concern
  • Skin tone

Skin Summary

This report provides an overall summary of the degree of your skin’s condition and an estimate of your skin’s age in years.

Understanding skin age is important and helps us guide you in selecting the proper skin care products.

Moisture, Oil, & Elasticity Details

This report provides an analysis of moisture, oiliness, and elasticity levels of the skin. In the example above, Elasticity on the right side of the face is of primary concern, followed by low moisture levels.

Skin Conditions Details

This report provides an analysis of each skin condition analyzed and the severity of that condition. The further away form the center, the more severe the condition. In the example above, Sensitivity is the most severe condition at 81%, whereas Acne is of minor concern at 28%.

Skin Tone

This report provides an assessment of your skin tone to assist you in choosing the best makeup and skin care products for your complexion.