Skin Rejuvenation with Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis, a skin rejuvenation therapy, appeals to both men and women because it can restore the skin’s youthful glow by smoothing uneven texture; reducing pore size; decreasing fine line wrinkles; and diminishing diffuse redness. Laser Genesis also smoothes uneven texture caused by acne scars (see also Acne Treatment).
What is Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser Genesis skin rejuvenation gently heats the upper dermis just below the skin’s surface (epidermis). This gentle heating stimulates fibroblast cells to produce collagen. Increasing collagen in the dermis smoothes skin texture; levels scars; and diminishes large pores. Heating the dermis also causes reduction in diffuse redness of the skin.
What areas can be treated by Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis patients report excellent results over their entire faces and necks. Additionally, Dr. Christian may suggest Laser Genesis therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
What is diffuse redness?
Diffuse redness (erythema) is a general appearance of facial redness, such as excessively rosy cheeks, and is caused by dilated capillaries. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called Rosacea. The most commonly affected areas are the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Laser Genesis therapy gently reduces diffuse redness.
What does Laser Genesis feel like?
Patients often describe the Laser Genesis treatments treatment as relaxing. There is a sensation of gentle warming of the skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser handpiece is moved back and forth about 1/2 inch above the skin. Most patients describe a “youthful tautness” to the skin following each procedure. Laser Genesis can cause a slight stinging sensation in areas with dark, heavy hair growth. Patients can expect to return to normal activities immediately.
What should I do before having Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenation?
There is no need to apply any gel, anesthetic cream, or ice prior to treatment; however, patients are asked to remove all make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, to shave the treatment area if it contains dark, heavy hair growth, such as a man’s beard.
How many Laser Genesis treatments will I need?
The treatment results of Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenations are gradual and cumulative. On average, patients require four to six treatments in order to achieve the results they desire. Beneficial results are usually seen after the first treatment and increase with each subsequent treatment. Severe acne scars may need as many as 8-10 treatment sessions to achieve the maximum benefit.
What are the possible side effects of Laser Genesis?
Although most patients report few if any side effects following Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenation, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.