Updated: Nov 11
Q: What is Laser Genesis?
A: Laser Genesis is a breakthrough laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy-looking complexion.
Q: How does Laser Genesis work?
A: Primarily done on the face and neck, Laser Genesis is a non-invasive procedure that uses micro-pulses of a Nd:YAG laser to gently increase the temperature of the skin. Laser Genesis works by gently heating the dermis, which is located below the skin’s surface. The laser stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, making it an excellent treatment for skin rejuvenation. It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, reduces oil production, smooths skin, even out dark spots, and get rid of sun damage. Laser Genesis also targets and breaks down the tiny vessels and capillaries that cause persistent skin redness and conditions like rosacea. The blood trapped beneath the surface of the skin dissipates and reduces overall redness. Laser Genesis penetrates deep into the cellular layer of the skin. Traditional chemical peels help to refine the surface while Laser Genesis corrects the problem at the cellular level. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic.
Q: Why is Elastin important? What does it do?
A: Elastin is a key protein in connective tissue and, as you can probably tell from its name, it is highly elastic. Elastin is what springs your skin back to its natural shape after stretching, contracting, and being poked and pinched. As a person ages, your elastin breaks down and you experience elastosis, or loss of elasticity, which can cause your skin to look saggy, or wrinkled. Elastosis can also be caused by extreme sun exposure (called solar or actinic elastosis).
Q: What are the benefits of Laser Genesis?
A: Laser Genesis helps restore your skin’s youthful glow and appearance by improving common concerns like facial redness, brown spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. With quick treatments and no downtime, Laser Genesis can fit into your busy schedule and is considered the perfect lunchtime procedure by many patients.
Q: What Does Laser Genesis Treat?
· Scars (including acne scarring and burn scars)
· Rosacea and facial redness
· Fine lines and wrinkles
· Sun damage
· Large pores
· Minimizing fine hair on the face
· Hyperpigmentation and melasma
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for the face and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage or scarring.
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: A series of four to six Laser Genesis treatments spaced about a month apart are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Dr. Cardona will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation which may include a more detailed treatment plan depending on your specific goals and concerns. Laser Genesis is the ultimate lunchtime procedure—your skin will be completely rejuvenated in under a half hour, getting you back to your office before lunch hour is over. Each patient is different, so it is important to schedule a consultation to find out precisely what you will need and how many Laser Genesis treatments may be required.
Q: What does Laser Genesis feel like?
A:You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure. Most patients describe the sensation of Laser Genesis to be like the warm sun touching their face. Relaxing and without any pain or discomfort at all, this procedure is very much the equivalent of a calming facial—with far more benefits of course. A handheld device moves back and forth emitting a laser beam across the skin creating a sensation of warmth. Stimulating collagen growth, Laser Genesis has proven incredibly effective for treating a broad range of skin complexion issues.
Q: What Are The Benefits?
A: Beyond a firmer, tighter, and more even complexion, this procedure has been used to treat sunspots and lessen the size of pores. It’s also been very beneficial for addressing chronic conditions such as rosacea as well as helping to diminish the effects of acne scarring and discoloration.
Q: What are possible side effects?
A: You may notice a slight redness which will resolve within a few hours. You can immediately apply sunscreen and makeup and return to your normal daily activities. While other laser treatments come with the risk of discoloration if used on the wrong skin type, Laser Genesis is safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities!
Q: Is Laser Genesis for me?
A: If you have been seeking a quick, no-downtime procedure to gently improve your overall complexion that gives you that #cameraready appearance, Laser Genesis is the treatment for you.
Q: What can I expect during my Laser Genesis appointment?
A: In preparation for laser genesis, be sure not to go tanning two weeks prior to your appointment. It is also helpful to arrive at your appointment with clean, dry skin. You should be able to see noticeable results in a few weeks, as the new skin cells and collagen generate in response to the treatment.