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Laser Genesis Experience - Part 1
- posted 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $270
Hi guys After a couple of years of looking...
- 26 Aug 2011
After a couple of years of looking for the right procedure to get rid of my acne scarring (I was looking for the least invasive procedure as I would never go through CO2, considering the side effects and down time), I finally decided to go through Laser Genesis.
Firstly, I'll provide you of a background of my acne scarring. I had cystic acne (around 4 - 5 large sebaceous cyst appearing on my face in the same location) for a few years; I decided to take Accutane in 2000 and the problem disappeared. Unfortunately, my dermatologist made me do glycolic peels and a year hasn't elapsed since my Accutane usage, which left me with 5 - 6 small (not too deep, largest at 5 mm) boxcar scars and a lot of ice pick scarring, which look like large pores. This is only available on my cheek area.
I have fair skin and very dark hair. My plastic surgeon happens to have Nd:YAG laser genesis laser and the eMatrix RF. She recommended I do the genesis at biweekly intervals, with a diamond microdermabrasion session in between. She said I would need 4 - 6 sessions. I asked her why not a more invasive procedure; she said she is not a big fan of ablative resurfacing and that it damages the skin in the long run.
As part of a skin care regimen, she has given me the following:
* Restylane face wash, day cream (with SPF15) and night cream
* Bioscreen multivitamin emollient
* Hylauronic acid serum
Last Saturday, I did the procedure. The cleansed my face (with the Restylane face wash). I wore the protective goggles and went through the procedure. I did not feel anything; only when I felt being "burnt" I let the Doc know and she would move the laser to another location. The procedure lasted 10 minutes.
The nurse placed a mask on my face for 10 minutes. After washing it out, there was barely any reddness on my face (considering how sensitive and thin my skin is). I had a cyst on my cheek when I went through this procedure. It was quite large.
My face felt warm and tight. When I returned home, my sister asked me what did I do to remove all my pores! No side effects. No pigmentation. Nothing.
Its been a week since the procedure; I had excess redness, especially when going out in the hot weather or after a shower, but it decreased significantly. Furthermore, my pores still look smaller and my face is not as oily. The cyst also reduced and is almost gone.
The scars are still visible.
I will be doing microdermabrasion tomorrow and will let you know the outcome.
My Doctor: name not provided
My doctor answered all of my questions and was not intending on ripping me off by selling the most expensive laser. Her products are also relatively cheap.