High tech mapping is the newest way for doctors and clinicians to diagnose a patient’s skin. While this new technology hasn’t necessarily changed what the doctor does when examining a patient’s skin, it has enhanced the doctor’s ability to most accurately explain recommended treatment to the patient, says Jeffrey R. Raval, MD of Raval Facial Aesthetics and Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics.
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The medical aestheticians use Visia® Complexion Analysis to assess patient’s skin prior to launching a treatment regimen. The mirror-imaging gadget makes a record of the skin and its varied conditions—from sun damage to wrinkles and spider veins to p. acnes and number of pores—and produces a printed report on the individual’s skin. Visia® also calculates a comparison of one’s skin condition to a database of 5,000 patients.
“This tool isn’t necessarily used by the doctor to make a better diagnosis,” says Jeffrey Raval, M.D. Instead, it’s the best tool yet on the market to help show the patient first-hand the condition of their skin. The staff uses the Visia® reports to track a patient’s progress during treatment too.
Visia® is preferred over other systems because it highlights the abnormalities on one’s skin better than other skin scanners he’s seen. The practice regularly offers free Visia® scans (valued at $250) when performed with other procedures.