What is Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser Genesis Skin Rejuvenation treatment utilizes advanced science to promote smooth, evenly toned skin in both women and men. The Laser Genesis system penetrates deep into the dermal (second layer of skin) tissue where collagen (fibrous proteins) is produced to stimulate an increase in new collagen formation. Laser Genesis treatment helps to reduce the appearance of scars, uneven facial textures, minor wrinkles and enlarged pores.
What skin conditions may Laser Genesis treat?
Laser Genesis improves the overall appearance of skin in regions such as the face, neck and chest. Laser Genesis effectively reduces the appearance of acne scars and rosacea (red splotches) and may be safely used in conjunction with other dermal treatments such as chemical peels.
How is Laser Genesis different than other laser treatments?
Prior to fractional laser resurfacing systems such as Laser Genesis there were only two types of laser treatments available. One was ablative (affecting the surface of the skin) and the other was non-ablative (not affecting the surface of the skin but acting on the deep tissue).
Ablative laser treatments use vapor at extremely high temperatures, which are very effective and have minimal side effects but require a fairly lengthy healing time. Non-ablative laser treatments have minimal side effects and virtually no healing time but require repeat treatments over many months to achieve desired results. Thus fractional laser treatments such as Genesis skin rejuvenation offer the effectiveness of ablative treatments coupled with the benefits of non-ablative laser systems.
What may be expected during a treatment session?
Laser Genesis produces a warming sensation during treatment that most patients have reported as pleasant and enjoyable. The warm sensation continues for approximately thirty minutes post-procedure and may sometimes be accompanied by a mild tingling feeling and an immediate sensation of skin tightening.
What is the recovery time for a Laser Genesis Treatment?
Most patients are able to immediately resume daily activities following a Laser Genesis treatment. Aftercare instructions include a regimen of using sunscreen, monitoring appropriate water consumption and wearing protective clothing.
How many Genesis skin rejuvenation treatments may be required for maximum results?
The number of Genesis skin rejuvenation treatments required to reach maximum results is determined on a case-by-case basis with each patient. The average number of necessary treatments is four to six with each treatment spaced three to four weeks apart. Additionally, depending on the diagnosis the attending cosmetic dermatologist may suggest further treatment programs to be initiated simultaneously with the Laser Genesis treatment.
How long do Genesis skin rejuvenation results last after treatments?
The results of Laser Genesis continue to increase after each treatment that is applied with the maximum results typically continuing until after the last treatment, approximately three to six months post-treatment. Practicing daily skin maintenance and a healthy lifestyle substantially contribute to the success of the treatment. Patients may find that diligently using sunscreen and protective clothing to shield the treated regions of the body assists with maintenance as well.
How long is each Laser Genesis Treatment?
Treatment of the entire facial area with the Laser Genesis treatment is typically performed in less than one hour.
How much does Laser Genesis Treatment cost?
Laser Genesis Treatment costs vary depending on the specific needs of the patient but the average cost is approximately $300 for one treatment and $1800-$2000 for a package of six treatments. Costs and financing options may be discussed with the treating physician during consultation.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: December 27, 2008