Whole Beauty® Institute

At the Whole Beauty® Institute our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your skin’s strengths and weaknesses. From that, we develop a detailed treatment plan, in which you are an active participant.

Each of us carries a different history that is written on the skin. The 35-year-old person who has played tennis outdoors 5 days a week for twenty years will have a distinct pattern of changes in her skin that we can address with targeted treatments. The 40-year-old woman who has always avoided the sun, but who has experienced facial flushing since her teenage years requires her own unique approach to treatment.

As part of the in-depth and individualized analysis for each patient the Whole Beauty® Team makes use of the latest generation Visia device. The Visia system employs an advanced UV photography system that precisely documents different types of skin problems: excess pigmentation, vessel abnormalities, skin texture abnormalities and fine lines. You will be able to see a map of the damage that your skin has suffered, and we will be able to offer a specific treatment plan.

How Visia Works

Visia booth rotationA sophisticated Ultraviolet camera sweeps around your face and captures a vast amount of information about your skin. This information is then analyzed by a state-of-the-art computer program, and a variety of displays help us to visualize specific skin abnormalities.

Pigment problems, for example, can be displayed on one facial map, while textural abnormalities are displayed on another map. It is even possible to score the degree of damage that you have experienced.

This advanced facial mapping provides two distinct advantages. It helps us to understand the precise nature of your skin’s problems, which leads to targeted therapies. It also helps you to have a better vision of what we will be able to do to provide you with beautiful skin.

Individualized Treatments Lead to Superior Results

Once we have mapped the current state of your skin we will provide you with a plan that will restore your skin to a level of quality that you have not seen in years. From our advanced portfolio of treatments and products, we will select the exact combination that best suits your needs. We will provide you with a blueprint that includes treatments at the Whole Beauty® Institute, home therapies, and advanced products.

Visia Map of Skin Damage by Type

Visia Map of Skin Damage by Type

The Visia analysis enables us to assess precisely the specific issues that pertain to your skin. Rather than a one-size-fits-all treatment, we provide you with a solution that is a custom fit to your skin.

Tangible Progress in Your Skin

Because the Visia system keeps analytical data of your skin’s condition, you will be able to see the benefits that our products and treatments have provided as we provide a series of scans as you progress through your corrective treatments.

Tangible records of your progress can be personally rewarding. When you look in the mirror each morning it is hard to notice the small strides your skin takes every day with treatment. The documentation of progress that occurs month-to-month and year-to-year with the Visia system will give you a sense of accomplishment.

Patients remark that seeing such tangible evidence of progress is a great motivator to keep up with their program and to protect the skin from further damage.

Once we have carried out the initial treatments of your skin and corrected the different forms of damage, you will be provided with a specific maintenance program so that your skin will retain its health and radiance.

At the Whole Beauty® Institute, we believe that optimal skin care begins with a precise diagnosis. This leads to treatment that is specifically targeted to your skin’s exact needs. The Visia system is an integral part of our systematic analysis. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you reverse sun damage, improve your complexion and attain all of your beauty goals, feel free to call our Chicago or Winnetka office today. We would love to welcome you into the Whole Beauty® family.