The photorejuvenation treatment is similar for most skin problems. This FDA approved technology delivers pulses of broad-spectrum light energy through a computer controlled hand piece. To begin, a cooling gel or numbing cream may be applied to the area to receive treatment. With each flash of light, colored pigments are broken up to be small enough so they may be absorbed by your body, thereby disappearing. New collagen is also produced. After the procedure, an antibiotic ointment or sunscreen may be applied to the treated areas. Several sessions over a period of weeks may be required to reach your desired results. Your physician or technician will develop a treatment plan for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Optimal results can be achieved in usually three to five treatments spaced as frequently as three weeks apart. Each treatment may vary from 15 to 45 minutes.
As a more aggressive procedure, the photorejuvenation can be used in combination with aminolevulinic acid to treat precancerous spots called Actinic Keratoses.
Genesis V Skin Therapy
The Genesis V difference.
The Genesis V procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, naturally and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, diffuse redness and scars. You can expect to see consistent results after each treatment. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.
What areas can be treated?
Genesis V patients report excellent results over their entire faces and necks. Additionally, practitioners may suggest this therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
What is diffuse redness?
Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. Genesis V will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
What does the procedure feel like?
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gently warming of your skin’s surface during the approximately 20-minute procedure. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
How does Genesis V work?
By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Genesis V improves the appearance of wrinkles through collagen stimulation. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
What can I expect before the treatment?
You will not need gel, anesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment. Before the actual Genesis V treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated. Your physician will review and assist with all pre-treatment requirements.
What kind of improvements can you expect with Genesis V skin therapy?
Over the course of four to give treatments, Genesis V can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
- Safely and gently treat defused redness
- Fades acne scarring
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Naturally promotes a healthy look
How many treatments will I need?
On average, you may require several treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary.
What are the possible side effects?
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.
Harmony AFT – Photo Rejuvenation – Pulsed Light Treatment
Cosmetic flaws in skin pigment may be caused by heredity, reaction to medication, sun damage, pregnancy or other such factors. Harmony AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) by Alma Lasers, Inc. is used in the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions on the face, neck chest, arms and hands.
AFT’s selective pulsed light energy is precisely absorbed by the targeted problem areas without damaging healthy skin. For vascular lesions, heat energy closes off surface blood vessels which in time get absorbed by the body. Pigmented lesions incur heating of the melanin causing them to fragment. The resulting transformation leaves a more even skin tone with a long term result if proper skin care is utilized post procedure.
Several treatments are usually needed for best results. Most treatments take up to 30 minutes and discomfort is minimal. Patients usually describe the feeling as that of a rubber band snapping on the skin. While not usually needed, topical anesthetics can be used on sensitive areas.