As the spa industry continues to grow, competitive business owners are always looking to enhance guest satisfaction through new treatments and innovative technologies. One such innovation is Perfect Corp.’s AI skin technology that helps spas provide a more personalized treatment regimen, increasing bookings, sales, and overall customer satisfaction.
Understanding AI Skin Technology
Those unfamiliar with AI (artificial intelligence) skin technology might think it’s akin to a Snapchat filter, layering predetermined computer-generated effects over a photo or video. In fact, it’s so much more.
AI’s machine learning capabilities enable it to quickly and accurately assess skin health, scanning through a library of skin conditions and potential concerns in a matter of seconds and comparing them to the most minute features of a client’s skin. It can also show AI-generated projections of treatment outcomes, allowing clients to see how their complexion may change with each service.
Benefits for Spas
Whether online or via in-person consultations, AI skin technology can help spa clients to see a full assessment of their skin’s condition and how the spa’s treatments can help them. This lets clients engage more fully in their treatments and encourages them to repeatedly return to follow their skin’s progress.
Personalized Skin Assessments
AI skin analysis can detect skin features like wrinkles, dark spots or circles, acne, redness, oiliness, or dehydration. It can then recommend appropriate treatments for each client based on their specific constellation of needs and their personal profile.
Each spa client can get a completely personalized assessment of their skin and ideal treatments. The system can even recognize a client’s skin type, ensuring recommended products work with their skin type and hydration needs.
AI skin technology is based on extensive data analysis, using tens of thousands of medical-grade images to match visual features with a variety of skin concerns. Recommended products are matched with each client based on real-world results from people with similar skin types and concerns. The AI has even been medically tested by real dermatologists, who determined it has a 95% reliability rate.
AI’s statistically-based recommendations may also increase treatment and product sales. Although an aesthetician can make a similar recommendation, an AI assessment (which has no ulterior motive to upsell products) may sway a client on its necessity.
Spa clients can also track their progress as they engage in treatments. With AI-generated recommendations and reports, they can see projections of the benefits they can expect from each treatment and follow the changes in their skin each time they return. This entices customers to return for multi-phase treatments to see the difference in their skin and helps them engage with their skincare process.
Enhancing the Guest Experience
Using AI skin technology helps enhance spa guests’ experience. In addition to indulging in luxurious skin treatments, they can learn more about their skin and how to best care for it.
AI skin technology helps elevate a spa experience from a luxury to an essential educational experience. The insights provided by AI can teach clients a lot about their skin. It can estimate their skin age and health, offering feedback about their skin type and needs.
In addition to suggesting treatments through the spa, AI can also recommend a home routine to care for their skin in between sessions and improve their results. It can even project how a patient’s skin will look throughout and following their treatment regimen, allowing them to compare results each time they return.
More Comfortable Guest Experience
Although computer imaging has been used to assess spa guests’ skin health for some time, it previously required bulky or uncomfortable imaging hardware, sometimes forcing a client to put their whole head into a machine and hold still to diagnose their skin accurately.
Conversely, with AI skin technology, a client can take a full 180-degree scan of their face and head with nothing more than a hand-held iPad. They can sit back comfortably in a chair and allow the AI to quickly and accurately assess their skin with little to no effort on their part.
Increasing Efficiency and Accuracy
While an aesthetician or dermatologist may be able to examine a client’s skin in person and make similar determinations to the AI, this takes time. Additional appointments may need to be scheduled, and with many spa clients having to fit their treatments into otherwise packed schedules, this may deter them from seeking treatment altogether.
AI solutions, on the other hand, take as little as a few seconds to make a complete and accurate diagnosis of a client’s skin, allowing them to see a recommended treatment regimen and choose their services and products in a few minutes.
AI also increases the accuracy of client assessments. A recent study by Wake Forest University School of Medicine determined that Perfect Corp.’s AI skin analysis is just as effective as a traditional doctor’s assessment in identifying skin concerns. AI skin analysis may even spotlight imperfections an aesthetician – especially one in a hurry – might miss and can recommend treatments based entirely on the latest statistical data.
The future of AI skin technology within the spa industry is bright. As more businesses embrace AI solutions, consumers have come to expect these advances in their business interactions. As machine learning algorithms become increasingly sophisticated, they may become instrumental in treatment choices and outcome projections for many clients, and soon spas that do without these tools may be left in the past.
Revolutionizing the Spa Industry With AI Skin Tech
AI skin technology provides many benefits for both spa businesses and their clients. It enables aestheticians to quickly and accurately assess a client’s skin and recommend treatments, increasing efficiency and product sales. It also gives clients a complete breakdown of their skin needs, educating them on how best to care for their skin both through the spa and from home.
This data-driven solution allows for increased personalization of the spa experience and enhances guest experiences, boosting bookings, sales, and customer loyalty. The future of the spa industry is based on AI tech, and spas that adopt it quickly are sure to have an advantage over competitors.