LASER GENESIS by Cutera
A “Lunchtime” Laser Facial for Glowing Skin
What is Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis, also known as a “Laser Facial” or “Pre-Red Carpet Facial”, is a non-invasive laser procedure that can treat many different skin issues. The treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes in which you will feel a gentle warming of your skin. The Cutera Genesis utilizes non-invasive laser technology as a Nd: YAG laser. Its versatile wavelength allows Laser Genesis to be quick, safe and effective with no downtime. It is the perfect “lunch-time” procedure to improve:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Brown Pigment (hyperpigmentation)
Scars from trauma, surgery or burns
What areas can Laser Genesis treat?
Laser Genesis can treat anywhere on the face and body. The most popular areas for Laser Genesis is:
Full Face (i.e. rosacea, redness, fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scars, lips)
Chest (i.e. redness, brown spots, sun damage, skin laxity, fines lines, wrinkles)
Back (i.e. brown spots, acne scars)
Shoulders (i.e. fine lines, sun damage)
Upper Arms (i.e. Keratosis pilaris - rough bumps on the skin, most commonly on the upper arms)
What should I expect during my treatment?
Your Laser Genesis treatment should take about 15 to 30 minutes. You will initially feel a warming sensation and pulses of heat from the laser. There will be intervals of warm discomfort which goes away as the laser moves to a different area of the skin. Some of our patients have said that the initial discomfort subsides after a few minutes as their skin acclimates to the temperature.
What should I expect after my Laser Genesis treatment?
Being a non-invasive laser, the most common side effect of Laser genesis is glowing skin! There are few if any common side effects of Laser Genesis other than temporary pinkness of the skin (resembling a healthy glow), which typically resolves immediately but can last up to 2 hours. Some patients also mention some mild sensitivity and itchiness right after which will subside.
What is the cost of Laser Genesis?
The cost is based on the size of the area to be treated, the severity of the issue of concern and the number of treatments needed to address your specific issue. Most people need a series of at least 6 treatments to obtain optimal results. Treatments are done every 4 weeks. An exact quote of cost and number of treatments needed to treat your specific issue will be provided at your consultation, after we have had an opportunity to do a complete assessment of your skin. Please contact our clinic for more information.
What is the downtime associated with Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis a gentle, easy and virtually minimal discomfort procedure with zero downtime. Although the laser treatment is non-invasive, it is important to communicate with our medical team about any recent activity or changes to your skin such as tanning, topical and oral medications, and injury.
How long do the results of Laser Genesis last?
Longevity of results are varied from person to person with most people having sustained results for at least 6 to 12 months. At the end of your series of Laser Genesis treatments you will be prescribed a personalized skin care regimen and maintenance program, so that you will enjoy your results for as long as possible. The duration of results is greatly influenced by your lifestyle, sun exposure, diet, and the use of proper skin care products. You can greatly extend the results by observing the following:
– Always protect your skin with an SPF 50 broad spectrum sunblock (year around)
– Daily and year around use of the skin care regimen we recommend for you
– Not smoking or drinking excessive alcohol
– Eating a healthy balanced diet
– Regular exercise
– Doing a single booster or maintenance treatment every 6 to 12 months
How does Laser Genesis Work?
Laser Genesis gently heats up the upper dermis of the skin (right below the skin’s surface) and stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen production which smoothes fine lines, shrinks pore size, evens out rough skin texture, and fades scarring. This amazing laser procedure also closes 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. Most of our clients begin to see an improvement in their skin after halfway through their treatment series (after about 3 or 4 treatments). For optimal results most people need 6-10 treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments vary depending on your skin condition. Laser Genesis is recommended every 4 to 6 weeks. An average of 6 to 8 treatments is recommended for better results. Many of our patients come into GLO MD Wellness monthly to help maintain healthy, glowing skin. The Laser Genesis is considered a great maintenance laser so you can continue your treatments as you like even after you complete a series. And no matter what, our skin will continue to change so it is important to maintain your skin health so you can have glowing skin at any age!