The Harley Medical Group

How Computerised Skin Analysis Works

At The Harley Medical Group, we often see patients who wish to improve the appearance and condition of their skin. Whether you suffer from Adult Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Sun Damage or are looking for a way to reverse those early signs of Ageing, our medical experts are here to offer advice and assistance. With the help of our Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis tool we can identify any damage and suggest the best course of action to help treat it and prevent further damage from occurring in the future. Read on to find out more about how computerised skin analysis actually works.

What does the computerised skin tool do?

We use this tool to take several photographs of your face which will highlight any issues or potential areas of concern in clear detail. The process takes a matter of minutes, after which we examine the images to identify the problem (if any) and a recommend possible solutions. The tool takes into account other factors, such as your age and lifestyle and scores you for each of the key factors relating to the appearance and condition of your skin.

Which features does the tool highlight?

Our Computerised Skin Analysis tool highlights the following features of your skin:

  • Spots

Spots show up as a contrasting colour to your overall skin tone on the image taken by the Skin Analysis tool.

  • Lines & Wrinkles

Wrinkles tend to be characterised by a narrow and long shape on the image, although their appearance can vary from person to person, depending on the patient’s facial expression.

  • Uneven Texture

If you notice varying shades of colour on the image of your face, in addition to valleys and peaks, this can indicate that your skin is uneven in texture and tone.

UV Spots

Although you can generally see UV Spots in normal light, the tool shows an enhanced image, detecting highly built up areas of melanin below the surface of your skin.

  • Pigmentation

If you notice many red areas this could be a sign that you have one of various skin conditions, including AcneRosacea and Hyperpigmentation. We can distinguish between the two using our Skin Analysis tool – Rosacea spots show up as larger images than Acne.

  • Pore Size

You may be wondering how we can tell the difference between spots and pores – well it’s easy; pores appear slightly darker than your usual skin tone and are circular. They are generally much smaller than the size of a spot.

  • Sun Damage

Sun damaged skin is characterised by an uneven looking appearance on the image produced during your skin analysis.

What does my score tell me?

Based on your score for each of the key areas examined by the tool, we’ll more easily be able to identify which areas of your skin need the most attention, and work with you to come up with a tailored plan for your skin’s needs. Whether we recommend one of our many Laser & Skin treatments or certain Skin Care products from our range, you can rest assured that we’ll offer you the best advice and a practical solution to treat your skin’s problem areas. At The Harley Medical Group, we believe that prevention is the key to great skin, which is why our Computerised Skin Analysis tool is so useful during your initial consultation.

Am I able to have more than one set of images?

We recommend returning to us for a second or even third round of the Skin Analysis tool once you’ve undergone the treatment or used up the course of products we advised. That’s because the tool can also be used to monitor the progress and effectiveness of your Skin Care – allowing you to see results fast.

How can I tell if the results are normal for my age?

Many patients come to us for advice about Anti-Ageing and this tool is often the first step towards completing your Anti-Ageing treatment. Another useful by-product of the tool is that it takes into account factors such as your lifestyle and age, so any scores you are given will indicate where your skin sits in comparison with other people of the same ethnicity and age.

Which skin types can the tool be used on?

You’ll be happy to hear that our Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis tool can be used safely on all skin types and colours. The majority of our Laser & Skin treatments are also effective on most skin types – you will be advised on the best types of treatments for your skin type and problem during your consultation.

What should I do next?

If you’re looking for a solution to turn your skin from dull and tired-looking to radiant and glowing, book your FREE consultation with us today. We’ll arrange a convenient time for you to visit your nearest clinic to undergo the Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis – and we’ll take it from there. Take your first steps towards brighter, clearer and younger-looking skin today, with the help of the medical experts at The Harley Medical Group.

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