Photo Genesis is a revolutionary new way to quickly, safely and most importantly, comfortably improve your skin’s texture, tone and color. This technique, developed by Cutera, can be used on areas of the body that show the most sun damage and age spots. One of the big advantages of the photo genesis laser facial is that gels and topical anesthetics are not needed. Signs of sun damage and age spots usually flake off after one or two treatments, leaving clear, younger looking skin.
Let’s take a closer look at how the Photo Genesis laser facial can turn back the clock and how it works:
What Is The Biggest Plus Of A Photo Genesis Treatment?
Patients and doctors will answer without a doubt – Comfort. This is a pulsed light system that emits wavelengths at a very comfortable energy level. Problems such as rosacea and brown spots can be easily treated with no discomfort, requiring no numbing or anesthesia.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Because this treatment is so gentle yet effective, virtually any area of the body with uneven skin tone, sun or age spots or redness can be safely treated. Often these areas have the thinnest skin and are quite delicate, such as the face, chest, arms, back of hands and shoulders. These areas also tend to have the most sun exposure and damage. Examples of sun damage that are effectively treated include brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions and densely freckled skin.
How Does The Treatment Work?
The light that is used in the Photo Genesis treatment is selectively absorbed only by those areas that are pigmented spots or are red areas. These areas are heated and are therapeutically affected by the laser.
Does The Area To Be Worked On Need To Be Numbed First?
The good news is that it does not. No topical anesthesia or gel needs to be applied at all. This is makes this treatment tremendously convenient and time smart. No messy gels are necessary.
How Does The Laser Feel On My Skin?
The hand piece against the skin feels cool and comfortable. The actual laser pulse itself is a very mild and brief pinching sensation.
How Long Is A Treatment?
An actual treatment takes only a few minutes. Because no gels or topical anesthetics are needed, this makes the whole procedure even quicker.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
What makes this treatment so powerful is that often only one treatment is enough to see dramatic improvements. In cases of very sun damaged skin, densely freckled areas or very large or dark sun spots, additional treatments may be needed.
When Will I See Results?
Many patients will see significant improvement in their skin within two to three weeks of treatment. Your skin will look younger looking and clearer. But as with the Titan Laser, what is great about this treatment is that the best results will come in a month or more. Each time you look in the mirror, you can know your skin is looking better and better.
What Is the Process After The Treatment?
As soon as you finish the treatment, the spots may start to darken. There may be a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This goes away after a couple of hours. Over the next 7-21 days, the darkened spots will start to fade and flake off. Any mottling of your complexion will disappear.
Will These Imperfections Come Back?
The short answer is Yes if you continue to expose yourself excessively to the sun’s rays. It is very important to generously apply sunscreen when outside to minimize the return of spots and excessive redness.