Health & Beauty Boutique, offers our Atlanta patients Acne Laser / Laser Genesis pulsed light treatments that rid acne, improve scarring, diffuse redness, uneven texture and large pores. To learn more about Acne Laser / Laser Genesis pulsed light treatments and how they can improve your appearance, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Acne Laser / Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis is an intense pulsed light treatment that rids acne and improves scarring, diffuse redness, uneven texture and large pores. This treatment is used effectively on the face, back and chest. Laser is a non-ablative, non-invasive and comfortable form of skin rejuvenation.
Laser genesis is form of non-invasive laser therapy that uses laser technology to gently heat the different levels of the dermis. The temporary thermal treatment increase the skin’s collagen production, break down damaged capillaries and shrinks pores on the skin’s surface. Laser genesis can be performed on several areas of the body, including the face, chest and neck. Many patients have actually described laser genesis as a pleasant treatment. The laser produces a warm, tingling sensation on the patient’s skin, which usually lasts for 30 minutes.
How does it work?
Laser genesis is effective for both men and women and is proven to increase an individual’s collagen production, which along with the heat generated by the treatment helps to shrink facial pores across the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Results are more subtle at first, with the benefits from treatment increasing over time as the regenerated collagen helps beautiful, smooth skin to grow. Benefits continue to increase in intensity and the number of treatments received increases, with the average patient receiving four treatments for optimal results. The number of treatments needed is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the skin’s growth cycle and also the size and spread of enlarged pores. No anesthetic is required during the treatment and very few side effects occur. Potential side effects include mild skin irritation and peeling around the treatment site. Laser genesis usually takes less than an hour to perform, and irritation or side effects after the treatment are extremely minimal. Most patients are immediately able to return to their daily activities.
What does the treatment feel like?
Laser Genesis treatments are completely non-invasive. Patients have described it as relaxing and therapeutic. You will feel a gentle warming as the laser is moved across the skin about 1⁄2” above the surface. You can immediately return to normal activities with absolutely no downtime or redness.
When will I see results?
You will slowly start to see results 3-9 weeks after your first treatment because we are repairing cells deep in the middle layer of the skin. Once these cells start to come to the surface, you will see improvements in texture, redness, scarring and fine lines. This is a cumulative treatment which means that your specific condition will continue to improve more and more with each treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
On average, patients require 4-6 treatments to see maximum results. Every patient’s needs vary. Our certified laser specialist will recommend a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs.
Laser genesis can also be used to treat skin discoloration from broken capillaries. The heat produced and stored in your dermis during treatment breaks down damaged capillaries and dissipates trapped blood and redness beneath the skin’s surface. Unlike other laser treatments, laser genesis is described as non-ablative, meaning it does not affect the surface of the skin but instead penetrates deep into the dermis’ deepest layers. This minimizes any damage done by the extreme thermal temperatures and prevents scaring and skin damage. After treatment not only are pores smaller, but the skin feels and appears tighter overall. Fine lines may also appear less noticeable and skin looks more firm. The benefits of laser genesis can be greatly enhanced by proper post-care after the treatment. Consuming plenty of water in the days following the treatment, as well protecting the skin from the sun by covering up with protective clothing layers or sunscreen can heighten visible benefits from the procedure.