Skin Therapy with Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis skin 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 irregular texture caused by acne scars (see also Acne Treatment).
An Introduction to Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis 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. With quick treatments and no downtime, Laser Genesis is considered the perfect lunchtime procedure by many patients.
Laser Genesis Q&A
What areas can be treated by Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis can be performed over the entire face, neck and décolleté. Additionally, Dr. Christian may suggest Laser Genesis therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
What does Laser Genesis feel like?
Patients often describe the Laser Genesis treatment as relaxing and theraputic. 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” and “glow” 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.
How many Laser Genesis treatments will I need?
The treatment results of Laser Genesis therapy is 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.
Laser Genesis Can Reduce 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.
Preparation before having Laser Genesis Therapy
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.