Laser Genesis skin therapy is an innovative technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy-looking skin in men and women.
You can achieve a more youthful appearance by treating those conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of ageing and sun damage, such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine line wrinkles. The Laser Genesis procedure has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen.
Laser Genesis is a propriety technology from the US laser engineering company Cutera, and is a truPulse Nd:YAG laser treatment designed for skin revitalisation on all skin colours all year round.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The Laser Genesis procedure utilises non-invasive laser technology to discretely and quickly treat fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and scars.
You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anaesthetic.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Laser Genesis patients report excellent results over their faces, necks and decolletage. Additionally, we may suggest this therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
WHAT IS DIFFUSE REDNESS?
Diffuse redness or Erythrosis is a general appearance of facial redness, most commonly located on the cheeks or nose.
This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks.
Diffuse redness is often associated with a common condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. Laser Genesis will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
WHY DOES STIMULATING COLLAGEN PRODUCTION HELP WITH REDNESS?
Because diffuse redness is generally associated with this, damaged or inflamed skin. Because Laser Genesis hastens or increases collagen production, the skin has improved structure and density, thus supporting the skin structures, including the connective tissue.
WHAT ARE FINE LINES & WRINKLES?
Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process and are caused by the uneven or irregular thickness of the dermis (below the superficial skin layer we can see and feel), which supports the superficial skin layers.
As we age skin thins and becomes less resilient and less elastic and lines and wrinkles can form.
Laser Genesis increases collagen production to support thin or thinning skin. Fine lines and wrinkles can be improved when they are supported by denser and healthier connective tissue.
Lines and wrinkles are also affected by the hydration of the skin and other factors including smoking, UV or sun exposure, general health and wellness, your genetic disposition and biological age.
Some patients go to Laser Genesis as a preventable treatment to future proof their skin from the visible effects of ageing.
WHAT ARE COARSE PORES?
Enlarged or coarse pores are generally an accompaniment to adolescent skin.
As oil, sweat and debris builds up on skin the follicles can be blocked or obstructed, and blackheads or comedones occur. In some cases, where no comedone is present the follicle can be stretched and kept open.
The sebaceous glands of the nose and cheek are very often subject to enlargement.
NOTE: we know that the dark shade of the blackhead is due to the melamin in the skin and is not related to dirt; so comedones have little or no colour in very fair or albino skin and very dark in dark skins.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE FEEL LIKE?
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser handpiece is moved back and forth about ½ inch above your skin. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilising sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
HOW DOES LASER GENESIS WORK?
By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface. Laser Genesis improves the appearance of wrinkles through collagen stimulation. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
You will not need gel, anaesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment. Before Laser Genesis treatment, your makeup will be removed, the skin will be cleaned and in come cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated. Your physician will review and assist with all pre-treatment requirements.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment. Consult your physician for complete information about the benefits and risks of treatment.
HOW MAY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The treatment results are often often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. Specific information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, and a treatment plan developed for you will be provided at your initial consultation.
CAN I COMBINE LASER GENESIS WITH OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENTS?
Yes you can and your practitioner is the best person to advise how to get the best results by combining treatments and skin care products.
WHAT KIND OF TEXTURAL IMPROVEMENTS CAN YOU EXPECT WITH LASER GENESIS SKIN THERAPY?
Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven textures caused by ageing, sun damage or scars. You will see a healthy complexion with a more even colour and texture, and as large pores are reduced in size and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle and natural looking, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.