Nasa space technology analyses skin"s condition try for FREE in Wholefoods


Space-age skin-scanner: Nasa machine that analyses your skin's condition for 120 now available to try for FREE in Wholefoods
Visia Complexion Skin Analysis Machine takes UV photographs of faceSpace technology assesses sun damage, wrinkles, pores and bacteriaWholefoods in Picadilly, London, now offering free assessments

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15:03 GMT, 15 August 2012

Nasa originally developed the VISIA machine to test the effects of zero gravity on astronauts

Nasa originally developed the VISIA machine to test the effects of zero gravity on astronauts

It has been tested by Nasa's finest at the final frontier.

Now, a decade later, a skin-scanning
contraption invented to monitor the effects of radiation and zero
gravity on astronauts' skin as they traversed the universe has, for the
first time, become available to mere mortals.

The
Visia Complexion Skin Analysis Machine reveals the condition of the
skin below the surface, and compares your results with other women of
the same age and ethnicity.

Consultants assess your results and prescribe products that they claim will take light years off your age.

Realising that their product could work back on earth too, Nasa's bright sparks decided to take their machine mass market.

The 20-minute skin test is available
to try free at Wholefoods, in London's Picadilly, where staff say it is
already proving popular.

In
the US, where it has been rolled out in 26 shops over the past year, the
service has already been credited with boosting sales of the
accompanying Mychelle product range by 3-400 per cent.

The space age technology has been available in specialist clinics for some time, but this is the first time the analysis valued at 120 has been available for free.

Using different types of light exposure it takes digital and UV pictures of your face to examine age spots, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, wrinkles, skin texture as well as pores and acne-causing bacteria

Using different types of light exposure it takes digital and UV pictures of your face to examine age spots, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, wrinkles, skin texture as well as pores and acne-causing bacteria

Using
different types of light exposure it takes digital and UV pictures of
your face to examine age spots, UV spots, brown spots,
 red areas,
wrinkles, skin texture as well as pores
 and acne – causing bacteria.

Wholefoods
say that the 'multi-spectral imaging to reveal damage on and beneath
the surface of our skin that is not detectable by visual examination
alone'.

Skin care consultant Claudia Hoppenot explained: 'It's like getting a diagnosis and then collecting a prescription.

'There is plenty you can do about the signs of ageing, wrinkles, redness and acne scars.

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The Visia Complexion Skin Analysis Machine reveals the condition of the skin below the surface, and compares your results with other women of the same age and ethnicity

The results can serve as a powerful wake-up call, experts say.

Cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting
said: 'I think that the Visia can be a really powerful motivator when it
comes to getting patients to wear their sunscreen and abandon bad
habits, like sunbeds.

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The VISIA website www.visia-complexion-analysis.com explains how the face-scanning technology works