Does Laser Genesis Work to Get Rid of Acne?

Does Laser Genesis work to get rid of acne? Are there other laser acne treatments that would work better?

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Laser Genesis

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Minor improvement, but it is better when used in conjunction with Minocycline, Retin-A, ASA cream/Toner, and Duac or a Clindamycin/Benzyl preparation. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Laser Genesis for acne scarring

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Laser Genesis works well with Acne Scarring in darker skin patients. It heats up the skin’s dermis and will help to improve active acne along with other medications and treatment regimes.

David A. F. Ellis, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

Laser Genesis for Acne

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Laser Genesis targets redness and mild pigmentation left from active acne.  It is best to use to heal red marks left behind from acne as well as to help treat active inflammatory acne.  Since acne is typically a chronic condition, laser genesis will have the most benefit for someone undergoing medical treatment (cream and/or pills). There is no downtime and the laser is very safe when used by an experienced practitioner. I have seen some amazing results even with one treatment. 

Thank you for your question.

Claire Wolinsky, MD
New York Dermatologist

Does Laser Genesis Work to Get Rid of Acne?

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There are many causes of acne, not to mention, there are different types of acne. Without seeing your skin, I am not sure if laser genesis would best suit your needs. Diet, water intake, hygiene, oil production, food allergies, and product usage are just a few things that could cause acne. Although genesis may help in some cases, typically you must utilize medical grade skin care (Retinol, probiotics, sun protection…just to name a few) and usually probiotic chemical peels help best with getting acne under control. Genesis is a great combo therapy with peels but you may need more than just Genesis.

Laser Genesis great for acne as well as skin texture and fine lines!

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Laser genesis is a great no-downtime, painless procedure for acne prone skin. The laser genesis has enough heat to kill the bacteria in the active breakouts. Which means they will dry up and heal much quicker. Any red tones or discolorations from present or previous breakouts will be lightened as well. As with most acne patients, large pores tend to be an issue. The laser genesis will improve this as well. In addition to acne benefits, the procedure is also a great anti-aging laser. Collagen production is stimulated, therefore, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and making skin feel more elastic.

Patients typically have 3 to 5 treatments and can be spaced out 2 to 4 weeks apart. Have an event coming up in in a week and worried your breakouts won't be gone by then? Even one treatment will give you some improvement for those last minute plans.

Laser genesis for acne

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Laser Genesis does decrease the size of pores, so it can certainly improve acne. It is also useful for acne scarring, however, for each of these treatments, generally over 6 treatments are required to really see results. Other laser or light based treatment that can be used for acne are photodynamic therapy, which is the use of a photosensitizer such as levulan, which is then activated by a light or laser source such as the blue light or IPL. 1450 nm diode lasers are probably more useful in treating acne. Acne scarring can also be addressed with CO2 and fractional resurfacing lasers.

Ritu Saini, MD - Account Suspended
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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