Laser Genesis for Skin Tone and Scar Removal
Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that restores skin tone and treats fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores and active acne. This heat-based laser stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen growth resulting in a more youthful skin tone and texture. This treatment is especially effective in treating rosacea and both acne and other scars. The treatment usually requires about 3-5 treatments, depending on the desired effects, but has zero downtime or recovery.
What does Laser Genesis treat?
- Acne Redness and Rosacea
- Large Pores
- Scars from Acne, Surgery or Burns
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Inflammatory Acne
How Does Laser Genesis Work?
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative Nd:YAG laser that uses heat to kill bacteria on and under the skin, preventing future acne outbreaks. The heat also penetrates deep enough into the skin, to stimulate the natural production of collagen, which shrinks pores, evens skin tones, and increases the speed of cell turnover.
Who Is/Is Not a Good Candidate?
All skin types and Fitzpatrick levels can be treated with Laser Genesis. Dr. Adrianna Browne will be able to design a custom treatment plan for you based on your unique needs.
How many Laser Genesis treatments do I need?
Laser Genesis does require multiple treatments for optimal results, with a healthy minimum being three sessions, four or so weeks apart. Depending on the desired results, upwards of nine treatments may be recommended.
Where on the body can Laser Genesis be used?
Is Laser Genesis painful?
Laser Genesis is not painful, but most patients report feeling a warm tingling during the treatment. Many find the treatment rather soothing.
How Long is the Laser Genesis Appointment?
Most Laser Genesis treatments take about 40-45 minutes but are dependent on the number of areas being treated.
How Long Do The Results of Laser Genesis Last?
- Results and benefits are seen over time, with optimal results being seen around the six-month period.
- Laser Genesis can provide permanent results when being used to treat scars, but when treating pigment issues, such as rosacea, follow up treatments are recommended every 12 months.
- Depending on how well protected from the sun and how consistent the home care regimen is, results can last longer than the intended 12 month period.
Preparing for Your Laser Genesis Appointment
Prior to the Laser Genesis treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed by an Illustra Dermatology staff member. Once the skin is clean, Dr. Browne can then begin the treatment.
Post Treatment Expectations for Laser Genesis
After a Laser Genesis treatment, patients can return to normal activity. There is no downtime at all. Some patients may experience temporary redness, which will dissipate that same day.
Contraindications/Risks/ Common Concerns for Laser Genesis
Because Laser Genesis is non-invasive, there are very few risks or side effects.