What is Laser Genesis and how does it work? 

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that uses a 1064 nm wavelength and (0.3ms) micro-pulse technology to gently heat up microvasculature in the dermis. The goal of this laser is to improve the structure and appearance of the skin over time by reducing fine lines and wrinkles through stimulating collagen and elastin production. Additional heat is generated into dilated capillaries to reduce diffuse redness. The face is the most popular treatment area, followed by the neck and chest.

What are the most common indications for Laser Genesis treatment?

  • Fine lines wrinkles reduction
  • Rosacea / diffuse redness
  • Scar reduction (including acne scars)
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte
  • Improvement in texture
  • Reduction in pore size

Is the Genesis V laser treatment safe for everyone?

Laser Genesis has few downsides. It is well tolerated with no downtime or pain. If you have very sensitive skin and are concerned for any reason, you may ask to do a test patch on your face or the back of your hand.
Laser Genesis is NOT recommended for women who are pregnant or patients who are undergoing treatment for skin cancer. People with herpes simplex should consider taking an anti-viral before treatment; as the laser may cause activation of herpes. People who have been in the sun a lot recently will have to wait 4 weeks before scheduling their treatment.

How is the procedure performed?

There are no gels or Numbing creams necessary for Laser Genesis. Pre-treatment photos will be taken for future reference. During the laser treatment, after cleaning your skin, you will be given a pair of goggles for eye protection, as well as moist gauze to place over your teeth to protect your enamel while treating near the lips. Treatment settings will be selected, and the laser will be placed approximately 4cm above the surface of the skin to be treated. After an initial test pulse, the Genesis V handpiece is then passed over the areas to be treated in adjacent lines, with multiple passes in a zigzag fashion; the face will be divided into and treated in sections.
Most patients experience mild, even soothing heat (comparable to heat generated from an artificial tanning bed) as the micro-pulses are delivered through the handpiece. Treatment sessions can vary in duration; however, most sessions last around 30 minutes, making laser Genesis the PERFECT lunch-time procedure!

How many treatments are necessary and how often?

Usually 4-5 treatments are necessary but additional treatments may be required to optimize your results.
The interval between Laser Genesis treatments is about 2 weeks.


How much does a treatment session cost?

Our prices depend on the package you purchase. As stated above, most patients begin to see results after 4-5 sessions, however some patients can get early results after their first treatment, therefore, we recommend a minimal of 4 treatment sessions. Collagen remodeling takes time; therefore, each treatment builds off the last. Sessions can be repeated every 2 weeks We offer packages of 4 and 6 sessions, as well as single sessions if desired. See pricing table below. We also offer promotions, discounts and package deals that may be applicable at the time of the consultation.

 

Session(s) Single session Package of 4 Package of 6
Price $300 $1,100

($275/session)

$1,500

($250/session)

What are the most common side effects of the laser treatment?

Common side effects:

  1. DISCOMFORT – A slight warming sensation may be experienced during treatment.
  2. REDNESS/SWELLING/BRUISING – Short term redness (erythema) or swelling (edema) of the treated area is common and may occur. There also may be some bruising.
  3. SKIN COLOR CHANGES – During the healing process, there is a possibility that the treated area may become either lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) in color compared to the surrounding skin. This is usually temporary, but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
  4. ITCHING/DRY SKIN – Treatment may result in itching and/or dry skin.
  5. BUMPS/RED RASH – Bumps/red rash may appear after treatment. This resolves with time.

    Additional risks:
  6. WOUNDS – Treatment can result in burning, blistering, or bleeding of the treated areas. If any of these occur, please call our office.
  7. INFECTION – Infection is a possibility whenever the skin surface is disrupted, although proper wound care should prevent this. If signs of infection develop, such as pain, heat, or surrounding redness, please call our office.
  8. SCARRING – Scarring is a rare occurrence, but it is a possibility if the skin surface is disrupted. To minimize the chances of scarring, it is IMPORTANT that you follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare staff.
  9. SUN EXPOSURE / TANNING BEDS / ARTIFICIAL TANNING – May increase risk of side effects and adverse events.
  10. EYE EXPOSURE – Protective eyewear (shields) will be provided to you during the treatment. Failure to wear eye shields during the entire treatment may cause severe and permanent eye damage.