What Does Laser Genesis Do?
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative procedure that can reduce visible facial vessels, diffuse redness, acne scars, rosacea, and sun-damage. It has been FDA approved to reduce wrinkles by gently warming the upper dermis. This warming of the dermis stimulates the fibroblast cells to produce new collagen, resulting in a healthy-looking and vibrant appearance.
What Is The Laser Genesis Difference?
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Unlike many other procedures available today, with Laser Genesis, your physician can safely treat all areas. The most common areas treated are the face, neck, and chest.
What Are Facial Vessels, Telangiectasias, And Diffuse Redness?
Telangiectasias, or fine facial vessels, are dilated capillaries that commonly appear on the surface of the face, nose, cheeks and neck. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that are present throughout the body. Prolonged sun exposure, aging, trauma and other factors can cause capillaries to become dilated and visible. There is also a hereditary factor in developing facial telangiectasias. Laser Genesis therapy will help your appearance by treating any visible trace of these unsightly veins. Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. As with facial telangiectasias, this condition is a result of dilated capillaries, however the appearance is more of a general redness rather than discrete, well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, which can be hereditary. Laser Genesis therapy will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
What Can I Expect Before The Treatment?
There are no complicated pretreatment rituals with this procedure. Prior to the actual Laser Genesis treatment, we will remove your make-up and in some cases, we may shave the area to be treated so the hair does not interfere with the laser treatment. Your physician will review and assist with all pretreatment requirements. There are no numbing creams used in this procedure.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The treatment results are often very subtle. On average you may require 4 to 6 treatments in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Every patient’s conditions and needs vary. Some conditions may require more treatments. It is important for the clinical staff to have a clear understanding of your expectations to make sure they are realistic with this type of procedure. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your physician.
Is The Treatment Painful?
No, Laser Genesis is a comfortable, non-ablative, non-invasive treatment. Unlike other laser treatments it does not wound the skin’s surface, eliminating the need for complicated post-treatment care. Typically patients describe the treatment as a gentle warming of the surface.
What Results To Expect After The Treatment?
Immediately after the treatment you will experience some minor redness. The redness typically lasts only a few hours. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic with visible results that are subtle yet noticeable. You can expect to immediately return to your normal activities. You may have some sun-sensitivity for the first few days after a treatment, so daily sunscreen is imperative.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most commonly reported is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours after the treatment. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.