29 May 2006Do you really want to know the condition of your skin? Lindi Bilgorri has a computerised photo-imaging skin analysis test to find out how her skin compares to women of her own age
Bucks Free Press‘The camera doesn't lie'Do you really want to know the condition of your skin? Lindi Bilgorri has a computerised photo-imaging skin analysis test to find out how her skin compares to women of her own ageWhenever I have a facial the therapist asks me: "What skin type are you?" "Um...dry, normal - I don't actually know," I stammer, hoping that she, being the expert, will be able to tell me just by looking at my skin. So usually I opt for normal - the safest bet, I reckon. But do I really have normal skin? I could have dry skin or even combination. Finding out what skin type I am and, more importantly, knowing how to look after and care for my skin with so many remedies and non-surgical treatments on offer can be baffling. Will having a dermal filler really enhance my looks or do I need a skin peel. And with the treatments costing a small fortune, I really do need to work out which one is best for me. I went along to the Harley Medical Group which has a machine that carries out a photo-imaging skin analysis test. It looks at the sun damage I have, the condition of pores, the evenness of my skin, the state of my lines and wrinkles. It does this, quite simply, by taking a snap shot of my skin and examines it, then gives a detailed print out of the results. It's a painless procedure and takes only ten minutes under the guidance of a nurse. I place my head on a ledge and after it has taken a series of photographs of my face, it then microscopically examines the key areas of my skin, then compares my skin with 3,500 women of the same age, and then grades my skin against them. Vanity does creep in, as the machine does not lie. Getting the report of my skin analysis is as nerve-wracking as waiting for school examination results. Every neglect and bad habit is going to show up. I can't pretend that I always use sun cream on my face in the summer, or that I carry out the beauty therapists mantra of cleanse, tone and moisturise every day, or that I religiously use eye cream. Six pictures of my face analysing different conditions are given a percentage in comparison to a women of a similar age and skin type to me. Like my school reports, some areas I did well in and other areas I could do better, if I tried. Along with the report, it gives recommendations of the non-surgical treatments I could have to improve my skin. So, instead of having a treatment, like botox or microdermabrasion, because I have read about it in a magazine or Madonna swears by it, I now know what non-surgical treatments I should have for my skin. And, I also know areas of my skin I should be concerned about in general. The information the computerised photo-imaging skin analysis test gives is invaluable and could end up saving me a lot of money because I know now what treatments I really need.
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