Laser Genesis by Cutera is a “complexion perfection” treatment for all skin types and colors, including African American skin tones.
Laser Genesis treatments provide the dual benefits of stimulating collagen production and shrinking the swollen capillaries that produce facial redness. Subtle improvements are usually visible immediately, although four to six treatments, two to four weeks apart are recommended for the best outcome.
Laser Genesis has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen. It is FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles such as those typically forming around the eyes and mouth (periocular and perioral). The treatment not only improves the appearance of wrinkles, it treats skin conditions that are typically associated with premature aging and sun damage. It is a multi-purpose, all season, all skin type solution for overall skin health. The treatment is comfortable, cost effective, and requires absolutely no down time.
The laser uses a 1064nm wavelength to penetrate the dermal regions of the skin, keeping the top layer of your skin unharmed. It promotes collagen production through dermal heating. It is a “go-to treatment” for anyone looking to freshen up their complexion. Patients with rosacea, diffuse redness, acne scarring, large pores, uneven texture, and ruddy complexions will see improvement. Laser Genesis does not remove or lighten brown spots, sun damage or hyperpigmentation.
Conditions that improve with Laser Genesis:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pore Size
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Acne scars
Our medical aesthetician will go over the procedure details with you and explain any risks and possible complications. Your medical and personal history will be reviewed, to make sure you have no contraindications.
Your skin will be cleansed with a basic cleanser to remove any make up, sunscreen, and topical products. After cleansing your eyes are covered with protective eye wear and the treatment areas will be covered with a cooling gel.
The laser has a cooling tip on it so the procedure is extremely comfortable with alternating periods of warmth and cooling. If you are treating more than just your face the treatment time will lengthen accordingly. If you are treating just your face, it may take approximately 20 minutes.
Immediately after the treatment your skin will appear pink and flushed, which is expected. Sunscreen will be applied to your face before you leave. The Laser Genesis procedure does not cause bruising or irritation. Most patients report few or no side effects; the most common is a slight redness that fades within a few hours.