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Quantitative Analysis of Facial Features

  • September 21, 2015

Canfield 2D and 3D imaging systems are valuable tools for visualizing changes to the skin over time, and offer analysis methods that aid in claim substantiation. 3D images captured with PRIMOS provide objective, detailed understanding of physical changes to skin microstructure within a small-field view. 2D full-face images captured with VISIA-CR and analyzed in VAESTRO generate correlated data, and a global aesthetic view of treatment effects on a subject's overall appearance.


Canfield Scientific, Inc. has developed a variety of 2D and 3D imaging systems, analysis methods, and algorithms for studying facial features.

  • VISIA-CR is a 2D clinical imaging system, designed to take highly reproducible full-face images in a controlled environment.
  • Images can then be analyzed using VAESTRO® Image Analysis Toolkit, developed for objective, quantitative assessment of 2D facial images based on area, shape, color, and contrast.
  • PRIMOS Lite is a 3D fringe-projection system, which captures smaller-field 3D images of facial target areas. PRIMOS software is used to measure skin geometric microstructure using a 3D topographical height map image.


The purpose of the following experiment is to demonstrate a general correlation in data between two analysis methods and capture systems, and to highlight and differentiate the types of measurements and data that can be generated with each system.