Laser Genesis

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is a specialised technique using a Cutera Nd:YAG 1064nm laser. It involves 3 key components:

1. High powered micro-pulses
2. High repetition
3. Large spot size

The main target (chromophore) in Laser Geneis is the microscopic blood vessels in the upper dermis. By delivering several thousand micro-pulses per treatment session, these blood vessels and in turn the dermis gets heated up. Fibroblasts (collagen forming cells) are activated as a result of this heating proceess and new collagen formation is stimulated, resulting in the closure of some of the tiny blood vessels. Collagen is an important structural component of the skin and it also provides structural support to the tiny blood vessels in the dermis.

Several treatment sessions are required about 4 weeks part.

What is Laser Genesis used for?

Laser Genesis is used in the treatment of a number of skin conditions. It is particularly useful in:

  • Rosacea (broken capillaries and redness of the face)
  • Acne scarring
  • Poikiloderma (mottled brown and pink discolouration of the neck and décolletage)
  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Large pore size

What happens during a Laser Genesis procedure?

If possible, we would like you to remove all make up before your procedure. You should preferably not wear any sunscreen or moisturiser before your treatment.

When you lie on our treatment couch, a pair of opaque protective goggles will be placed over your eyes to shield them from the laser beam. The laser pulses will be given using a sweeping motion.

What does a Laser Genesis treatment feel like?

You will feel your skin heating up. When one area is heated up to an adequate level, we will move onto a different area. There is usually minimal discomfort. After the treatment your skin will feel firm and smooth.

What do I look like after a laser genesis treatment?

Your face might be a little bit red. Our Jane Iredale Mineral makeup may be applied straight after your treatment so that you can return to work or your normal daily duties. The treatment only takes about thirty minutes. A lot of our clients come in their lunch break and then go back to work.

Do I see results straight away?

The results are not visible immediately when Laser Genesis is performed on its own. The formation of new collagen takes time. It takes on average several weeks before you start noticing a discernible effect. The result may be more rapidly visible when it is used in combination with other treatments. The observable results include:

  • Decreased redness
  • Decreased pore size
  • Improved skin texture
  • Decreased redness of scars
  • Softening of scars
  • Flattening of scars

Key points

  • Effective, particularly when combined with other treatments to form the 3D skin rejuvenation program
  • No down time
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Can be performed all year round
  • Suitable for both men and women

To find out more about laser genesis request an appointment, or ring 02 6255 8988.