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Frequently Asked Questions about VISIA technology

1. What is VISIA? Simply a camera that takes high-tech shots of the face?
The VISIA Complexion Analysis System is best described as an intelligent imaging technology—a combination of computer-driven photographic hardware and sophisticated software for feature detection and analysis.

2. What does the VISIA system measure?
A VISIA imaging session uses multi-spectral imaging and analysis to capture visual information for key areas affecting complexion health and appearance: wrinkles, spots, pores, texture (color variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photodamage, typically from overexposure to sun).

Additionally, VISIA provides an informative comparison of an individual’s complexion characteristics to those of others of the same age and skin type.

3. How are the VISIA measurements used to provide better skin care?
VISIA has tools for the skin care specialist to assist in treatment recommendations, compare a series
of imaging sessions, and also prints out nine different report variations depending on the specific areas of concern.

4. Where is VISIA imaging available? Is it being widely used or still an emerging product?
VISIA is in use by cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, medical spas, skin care retailers and salons, and high end dayspas. VISIA has been generally available since 2003 and is now on its fourth generation of product. With a globally installed base, VISIA is used in 32 countries and has been translated to 14 languages already.

5. Who makes VISIA? Is it from a company with experience in medical imaging?
VISIA is a product of Canfield Imaging Systems, the premier worldwide provider of imaging
software and specialized photographic systems for scientific research and healthcare applications,
including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, medical and skin care industries.