Laser Genesis

WHAT IS IT? 

Laser Genesis is a YAG laser used for non-invasive skin rejuvenation and helps improve skin texture, minimize the appearance of pores, and reduce mild to moderate pigmentation. Laser Genesis is meant to stimulate new skin cell growth and collagen production, which helps to minimize pores and improve pigmentation and tone. This laser procedure helps close down the tiny veins and capillaries that cause persistent redness of the skin. The effect that Laser Genesis has on your skin is a gradual one. This treatment is ineffective if done as a single treatment. For optimal results most people need 6-10 treatments scheduled 4 weeks apart. You may begin to see an improvement in your skin halfway through your treatment series (after about 3 or 4 treatments).

 

HOW IT FEELS:

Laser Genesis is very tolerable. It’s like a warm laser facial. You will feel a warming sensation on your skin as the hand piece is slowly moved back and forth about a half-inch above your skin. You can return to normal activities immediately. You may be flushed from the heat but that will disappear within a few hours of treatment. Individual treatment results are often subtle but the overall effect over time with multiple treatments can be quite dramatic

 

SIDE EFFECTS/ RISKS:

Side effects of this treatment are minimal and temporary if any. Most common side effects include temporary redness, possible swelling, and warm skin sensation around treated areas. This treatment is relatively safe and risks are fairly low, but with any laser treatment, there is always the risk of textural changes, burns, blistering, scarring, flaking, bruising, changes in pigment, and reactivation of herpes virus. CONTRAINDICATED for PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

Before | After
Post 9 Treatments

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

 

  • Avoid sun tanning at least 2 weeks prior to treatments. This will be required after treatments as well.

  • Avoid self-tanning creams 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Do not use any medication that causes photosensitivity for at least 72 hours prior to treatment.

  • Do not use Accutane (or products containing isotretinoin) for at least 6 months prior to treatment.

  • Use of RetinA (or products containing tretinoin) is acceptable up to 5 days before treatment, provided there is no skin reaction present.

  • We recommend that you avoid the use of aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications at least three days prior to treatment, as this will increase the likelihood of bruising.

  • The treatment area must be free of open sores, lesions or skin infections.

 

DAY OF TREATMENT:

 

  • Gently wash the area to be treated, removing makeup, lotion, etc. Do not apply creams, lotions or other products to the area to be treated.

  • If applicable, dress so that you may modestly expose the treatment area.

 

POST TREATMENT:

 

  • You may feel a mild sunburn sensation following treatment that is usually gone within a few hours. Skin redness and slight edema are normal and may last for a few days.

  • Blistering is uncommon and when it occurs, it is not usually serious.

  • Avoid Cold compresses after treatment

  • Contact the clinic if you have any questions or concerns

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Post 6 Treatments