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SkinCeuticals SkinScope and skincare products

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SkinScope LED

SkinCeuticals SkinScope

The SkinScope LED by SkinCeuticals is the next generation of full-face diagnostics. Featuring a new, more precise UV-light visibility, the SkinScope at Spa Greystone uses the latest fluorescence technology to reveal both visible and underlying skin imperfections.

Base your skincare on diagnostic science using the Skinscope LED at our Birmingham, AL medical spa. By viewing your skin under different light modes, we can determine if your skin is affected by accumulated sun damage, oily skin and congested pores, areas of dehydrated and thinner skin, uneven texture and poor skin peeling.

SkinScope Consultation — What to Expect

If you are scheduled for a SkinScope LED analysis consultation, please arrive at Spa Greystone with a clean, makeup-free face. This 45 minute consultation consists of having the patient insert their head into the SkinScope machine under the daylight and LED-UV settings. A photograph is then taken in both diagnostic modes, which can help track the progress of clinical skincare and treatments over time. Your Aesthetic Consultant will then discuss your results and complete a diagnostic worksheet and recommendations based on their findings.

One of the most important aspects of aesthetic procedures is providing impressive before and after photos so our patients can see that the skin has not only changed visibly but also on a deep cellular level, which is only made visible via LED-UV light. We are excited to offer the SkinScope LED as an added tool to help our staff not only recommend appropriate skincare regimens and procedures, but also convey progress to their clients over time.

SkinScope LED Skin Analysis Consultations

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SkinScope LED consultations are $40. The full amount is redeemable for product if purchased that day.

SkinScope Diagnostic Modes

While some skin concerns and imperfections are visible in everyday light, some are only visible under UV light. That's why the SkinScope includes two light modes: Daylight and LED-UV.

SkinScope daylight mode
Daylight Mode
SkinScope UV light mode
UV Light Mode

Daylight Mode

The SkinScope's simulated Daylight mode allows for the clear illumination of "visible" concerns. We can then pinpoint your concerns and highlight areas of redness, irritation, visible dryness, oiliness, wrinkles and pigmentation.

LED-UV light mode

The Skinscope's LED-UV light mode illuminates sub-surface imperfections visualized by the fluorescence of the skin. This brings to life concerns that may be faintly visible in daylight but are acutely emphasized under UV light. While healthy skin reflects back UV light creating a blue glow, melanin in the skin absorbs the light showing as dark spots on the surface of the face. Similarly, congested pores give off pink or orange fluorescence, oily skin is visible in a yellow color, and dry flaky skin shines as bright white fluorescence. Large patches of darker blue indicate areas of thinner, dehydrated skin.

SkinScope Color Guide

Pale Blue: Normal and healthy skin

White: Dead skin cells

Dark Blue: Thinner, dehydrated skin

Brown: Pigmentation and dark spots

Yellow: Oily areas of the face *

Dark Pink or Orange: Congested pores and comedones *

* Yellow, orange or dark pink often shows as small dots (or pinpricks of light) on the face.

The Science of Fluorescence Technology

Fluorescence is caused when one wavelength is absorbed by a compound which is reflected back at a different wavelength. When a very specific range of UV light illuminates the skin, it reacts in different ways based on what it comes in contact with. Melanin, a natural skin pigment, absorbs the light showing as an absence of color, but other compounds change the wavelength to colors visible to the human eye. Visible shades of color are then reflected back from the skin.

SkinScope wavelength diagram
Compounds in skin convert shortwave light into longwave visible light