How does Laser Genesis work?
Laser Genesis works by gently heating the dermis, which is just below the skin’s surface, to stimulate collagen production. Collagen production diminishes in our 20‘s and is the reason we lose elasticity, volume and tone. In addition to increased collagen production, the heat from the laser helps to constrict blood vessels, which reduces signs of facial redness and rosacea, and kills bacteria under the skin reducing acne breakouts.
The handheld Laser Genesis device moves over the targeted area in a repetitive motion, creating a sun-warming sensation that is comfortable and relaxing. The results are immediate and there is no downtime!
The treatment takes approximately thirty to sixty minutes to complete depending on the size of the treated area.
What do I need to know before my Laser Genesis treatment?
Laser Genesis cannot be performed on skin that is tan or burned from sun exposure. Self-tanner should not be used two weeks prior to your Laser Genesis treatment. Please discontinue the use of any topical prescription medications seven days before treatment (Retin-A, Trilumen, Differin, etc.).
Does Laser Genesis hurt?
You’ll be happy to know that Laser Genesis is a non-invasive treatment free of any pain or discomfort. Many patients say the experience is similar to sitting out in the sun and find it quite relaxing.
Is Laser Genesis safe?
This treatment is extremely safe when performed by an experienced Medical Aesthetician or Physician Assistant. It is non-invasive and generally produces minimal side effects. The most common side effect is temporary redness post-treatment.
What is diffuse redness?
This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, which Laser Genesis is effective at treating. This condition can also be hereditary resulting in the appearance of premature aging.
What does a Laser Genesis treatment feel like?
Many patients find Laser Genesis to be a soothing, relaxing treatment. During the treatment, you will feel a gentle warmness on the treated area.
What should I know after the treatment?
Laser Genesis is a great “lunchtime” procedure as you can expect minimal downtime. You can resume your normal schedule directly after! Unlike other more aggressive laser treatments, there is no peeling or burning associated with Laser Genesis.
While the aging process never stops, there are a few things you can do at home to maximize your results, such as following an effective at-home skincare routine using medical-grade skincare products. As always, it is critical to protect your skin from the sun with an SPF of 30 or higher as this is one of the worst offenders for skin damage and decreased collagen production.
How long do results from Laser Genesis last?
After the treatment, you will notice an immediate glow and will begin to see your skin tone restored in 4-6 weeks. You’ll experience the maximum results approximately six months after the treatment. For optimal results, multiple Laser Genesis treatment sessions are recommended.
What kind of textural improvements can you expect with Laser Genesis skin therapy?
Over the course of your treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore your skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by aging, sun damage or scars. You will see a healthier complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
How often should you undergo a Laser Genesis treatment?
The number of Laser Genesis appointments depends on your skin type, condition and desired aesthetic goals. Typically, we recommend patients to undergo a series of 3-6 treatments over the course of a few months.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
Laser Genesis is an extremely safe procedure for men and women that is gentle enough to work on all skin types and ages. If your skincare concerns include diminishing fine lines, redness, scarring and improving skin tone, Laser Genesis may be an effective skincare treatment for you.
In your initial complimentary consultation, you will meet with our expert Medical Staff where we will go over your medical history, talk about your concerns and let you know what type of results you can expect from Laser Genesis.
Why Tribeca MedSpa?
Since 2006, our team of award-winning Physician Assistants and Medical Aestheticians has been led by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, with Dr. Michele Anzilotti, Board Certified Dermatologist, joining in 2022. Together they ensure that we remain at the forefront of medical advances and anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics.
With locations in Tribeca and the Upper East Side (SkinLab by Tribeca MedSpa), we focus on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly customized skincare and body contouring treatments that promote optimal health. We tailor our premium services to meet the specific, personal concerns of our discerning clients – so you always see your best reflection in the mirror.