There are five different views available in the Reveal consultation screens:
Standard lighting represents how the complexion typically looks in normal daylight. You can view visible features and coloration on the surface of the skin. The standard lighting image provides a good reference and comparison for the other image types.
Cross-polarized illumination is used to detect sub-surface skin details. By eliminating surface reflections, the underlying structure of the skin is revealed and can be analyzed by Reveal's RBX software. The cross-polarized image is used by Reveal's RBX processing to display both Red and Brown conditions.
Brown Spots are lesions on and deeper within the skin such as hyperpigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma. Brown Spots occur from an excess of melanin, often associated with sun damage. Melanin is produced by melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Brown Spots produce an uneven appearance to the skin, and are visualized by RBX Technology using cross-polarized imaging.
Red Areas can represent a variety of conditions, such as acne, inflammation, rosacea or spider veins. Blood vessels and hemoglobin contained in the papillary dermis, a sub-layer of skin, give these structures their red color, which is visualized by the RBX Technology. Acne spots and inflammation vary in size but are generally round in shape. Rosacea is usually larger and diffuse compared to acne, and spider veins typically are short, thin and can be interconnected in a dense network.
A 3D Viewer in Reveal helps identify fine lines and wrinkles, and displays them in either natural color, gray scale or color relief. This view is useful in isolating areas for topical or injectable wrinkle treatments.