Laser Genesis Overview

Laser Genesis is a YAG laser used for non-ablative laser resurfacing to smooth skin texture, treat acne, diminish pore size, and reduce redness and acne scarring. Over time it can stimulate the development of new collagen in the skin. For best results, multiple treatments are recommended, spaced two to four weeks apart.

At times referred to as a “lunch-time laser” treatment, Laser Genesis is marketed as a quick, painless procedure with no downtime. It appeals to people who cannot take time off work to recover, and people preparing for a special event who don’t want to risk looking red or swollen.

Some RealSelf reviewers report side effects of a temporary rash and longer-term changes including “orange peel” skin texture, a loss of volume and firmness, and increased wrinkling.

Laser Genesis can be used in combination with IPL, aka photofacial, which treats the surface of the skin while Laser Genesis treats a deeper level. People who have had dermal fillers can have Laser Genesis, but you should always ask your doctor how long you should wait after an injection before having a laser treatment.

*Treatment results may vary

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