What is CUTERA® Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis by Cutera is a non-invasive cosmetic laser treatment that uses a wavelength of light to target and improve the appearance of the skin. It is a part of the Cutera laser platform, designed to provide various aesthetic treatments for skin rejuvenation, including improving skin texture, reducing redness (diffuse facial redness, rosy cheeks, rosacea), treating fine-line wrinkles and promoting collagen production.

What are the benefits?

Laser Genesis by Cutera is a popular cosmetic laser treatment that offers several benefits for the skin. Some of the key benefits of Laser Genesis include:

• Improved skin texture: Laser Genesis stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, which can help improve the skin's texture. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

• Reduces redness and rosacea: Laser Genesis can target redness and diffuse redness associated with rosacea. The laser energy targets the tiny blood vessels responsible for redness, helping to reduce their visibility and improve overall skin tone.

• Minimizes pore size: Laser Genesis can help reduce the size of enlarged pores, making the skin appear smoother and more refined.

• Enhances skin tone and clarity: Laser Genesis can help even out skin tone and improve skin clarity, making it an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and uneven skin tone.

• Non-ablative and non-invasive: Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means it does not remove the outer layer of the skin, and it is non-invasive, requiring no incisions or sutures. This makes it a safe and comfortable option for many patients with minimal downtime or side effects.

• Customizable treatment: Laser Genesis offers adjustable settings, allowing for personalized treatment plans that can be tailored to address specific areas of concern and achieve optimal results for individual patients.

• No downtime: Laser Genesis is a no-downtime treatment, meaning patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. There is typically no need for recovery time, making it convenient for those with busy lifestyles.

• Safe for various skin types: Laser Genesis is generally safe for various skin types, including light and dark skin tones, as it uses a non-ablative light that is well-tolerated by different skin types without causing it pigmentation changes or other adverse effects.

How is the treatment performed?

The healthcare professional or cosmetic physician will use the Laser Genesis handpiece to deliver controlled pulses of laser energy to the targeted areas of the skin. The laser energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation.

You may feel a warming sensation on the skin during the treatment, but it is generally well-tolerated by most patients. The procedure is typically comfortable and does not require any anesthesia.

The treatment time for Laser Genesis can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the desired results. Typically, a session can last around 20-30 minutes, making it a quick and convenient option for those with busy schedules.

What To Expect After The Treatment?

After the treatment, you may experience mild redness and warmth in the treated area, but these effects usually subside quickly. There is typically no downtime associated with Laser Genesis, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it's important to follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare professional or cosmetic physician, which may include avoiding sun exposure, using sunscreen, and avoiding harsh skincare products for a certain period of time.

How Many Sessions Is Needed For An Optimal Result?

The recommended number of Laser Genesis treatments can vary depending on your individual needs and treatment goals. Typically, a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart may be recommended for optimal results. Maintenance treatments may also be suggested to maintain the desired outcome over time.

Before your Laser Genesis treatment

Avoid sun exposure: Refrain from direct sun exposure or tanning beds for at least two weeks prior to the treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more prone to complications and may affect the effectiveness of the treatment.

Avoid certain medications: Some medications, such as blood thinners or photosensitizing drugs, may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications. Consult with your healthcare provider about discontinuing these medications before the procedure.

Shave treatment area: If possible, shave the treatment area the day before the procedure to ensure optimal results. However, avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams, as these methods can irritate the skin.

Cleanse the skin: Cleanse the treatment area thoroughly on the day of the procedure to remove any makeup, lotions, or skincare products. Clean, dry skin allows for better penetration of the laser energy.

after your Laser Genesis treatment

Protect the treated area: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to the treated area daily, especially if going outdoors. Sun protection helps prevent post-treatment complications and maintains the results.

Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses when outdoors. Sun exposure can increase the risk of pigmentation changes or other complications.

Moisturize the skin: Keep the treated area moisturized with gentle, non-irritating skincare products to promote healing and prevent dryness or irritation.

Avoid harsh skincare products: Refrain from using harsh skincare products, such as exfoliants or retinoids, until the treated area has fully healed. These products can exacerbate irritation or sensitivity.

Avoid picking or scratching: Resist the urge to pick, scratch, or rub the treated area, as this can disrupt the healing process and increase the risk of scarring or infection.

It's important to note that the specific results and benefits of the treatment may vary depending on the individual's skin condition, treatment plan, and other factors. It's essential to consult with our specialists to determine if the treatment is suitable for your specific needs and expectations.

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