From sun exposure and acne scarring to the effects of aging, there are many ways your skin’s appearance and health can be affected. If you have concerns about your visible imperfections or issues with your skin’s quality in certain areas, you may benefit from a non-invasive laser treatment known as Laser Genesis. Below is more information about the benefits associated with this approach to laser treatment at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville for skin rejuvenation and healing purposes.
What Is Laser Genesis?
Before discussing treatment benefits, let’s briefly review what Laser Genesis is. Many laser-based skin procedures treat the skin’s surface layers only. But Laser Genesis treatment is different in that deeper cellular layers of skin are treated. This deeper penetration triggers additional healing and regeneration processes within skin tissues below the surface.
The laser part of the treatment addresses cellular issues affecting skin. Surface problems are typically addressed with complementary procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Below you’ll find specific benefits associated with Laser Genesis treatment.
Reversing Sun Exposure Damage
Your skin is naturally protected from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays by a pigment called melanin and similar chemicals naturally produced by your body. Even so, it’s not immune to being affected by sun exposure, even during the times of the year when the sun isn’t as noticeable. Years of sun exposure can cause skin to lose its natural elasticity. When this happens, your skin can prematurely age as it becomes more susceptible to sagging and other imperfections.
Premature aging from sun exposure occurs because UV rays from the sun go through your outer layers of skin and into deeper skin layers. It’s within the deeper skin layers where serious damage to skin cells can be done. When cells are damaged, they are no longer able to produce beneficial proteins like collagen and elastin.
Laser Genesis can reverse sun damage by getting into the deeper layer of skin where sun exposure has harmed or killed skin cells. The stimulation from the laser causes new skin cells to develop within your skin’s deeper layers. And new skin cells ultimately contribute to restore elasticity and firmness as more beneficial proteins are produced. This means sun-damaged skin can once again become smooth, healthy, and youthful.
Reducing Facial Redness
One of the benefits of Laser Genesis treatment that’s often appreciated by patients is the fact that many different skin issues can be treated. Facial redness, for instance, is a condition that some people experience without a clear reason. Prior to treatment, an examination is typically done to identify a source to determine if Laser Genesis may contribute to improvements.
Broken blood vessels linked to sun damage and a skin disease called seborrhea that often overlaps with acne are among the common sources facial redness that may respond well to this type of laser treatment. This treatment also minimizes facial redness by closing tiny capillaries and veins that are responsible for persistent or recurring skin redness.
Saying Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you are dealing with fine lines and wrinkles you wish to minimize, Laser Genesis may be effective as well. Because Laser Genesis treatment gets into deeper skin layers, wrinkles that are deeper set can often be treated. Wrinkles commonly treated with this laser procedure are sometimes referred to as “expression lines” because they tend to appear around the skin folds responsible for the expressions you make on a daily basis.
Less noticeable, fine lines can be just as distracting, especially if they are found in visible areas where they are more front and center. These lighter lines or wrinkles can be treated as well. Another reason to treat fine lines early with a non-invasive laser treatment like Laser Genesis is to prevent these lighter or shallow lines from turning into deeper wrinkles over time.
Treating Rosacea Redness
If you have a tendency to blush or flush more easily, you may have a skin condition known as rosacea. The resulting redness usually appears around the nose and cheeks, although it may extend to the forehead and chin and areas around the ears. All of these visible areas may be treated with Laser Genesis.
Eliminating or Minimizing Visible Scars
Scar tissue forms when the deeper, thicker layer of skin (dermis) is damaged. The damage to the skin causes new collagen fibers to form. When this happens, scar tissue develops. This scar tissue has a different texture than surrounding tissue. Since Laser Genesis treatment targets the dermis, it can also target areas where there are scars you want to eliminate or minimize.
Acne scarring, in particular, tends to be problematic since it’s often visible on the face. Acne scars develop from inflamed blemishes that are the results of skin pores clogged with excessive amounts of oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Normally, the resulting shallow lesions heal and become less noticeable. However, a severe acne outbreak or large pimples sometimes produce scar tissue that doesn’t heal well or fade away.
Laser Genesis treatments can zero in on acne scars in a way that triggers intentional skin cell damage. Triggering this process is what allows healthy skin cells to develop and form new skin tissue that’s more in line with your surrounding healthy skin tissue. This type of laser treatment can also be effective if you have any of the following scars:
- Surgical scars
- Burn-related scars
- Scars that resulted from trauma
Smoothing Out an Uneven Skin Tone
It would be nice if your skin tone was perfectly smooth and even in all of the visible areas of your body. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sun exposure, hereditary or genetic pigment anomalies, and other issues can result in a skin tone that’s uneven. Some people aren’t bothered by skin tone inconsistencies if they are fairly minor. However, if this isn’t the care for you, Laser Genesis can give you the smoother, even skin tone you desire.
Improving Your Overall Self-Confidence
Everybody has a different attitude about skin imperfections. Some people don’t mind minor lines and wrinkles or acne scars that aren’t too noticeable. However, other individuals may be bothered by these same issues or similar skin problems that are considered treatable with laser procedures.
If you have concerns about the appearance of your skin, you may find yourself avoiding certain social situations. You might even develop confidence issues that affect your personal and professional life. If you respond well to Laser Genesis treatment, smoother, however, healthier skin could give you a boost of self-confidence.
As your confidence improves as your skin develops a more youthful and healthy look, you may find yourself beaming with pride about your appearance. While this may seem like a small benefit, having an improved self-confidence can make a big difference in your life in many ways you are sure to appreciate and benefit from.
A Non-Invasive Laser Treatment
Laser Genesis treatment restores skin tone in a way that’s non-invasive. This is an appealing benefit if you are looking to avoid cosmetic surgery as an option for restoring your skin’s desired appearance. Laser Genesis works by using a heat-based laser that stimulates your body’s natural healing and rejuvenation abilities. What this does is give collagen growth a boost. The result is a noticeable improvement in skin texture and tone.
Producing Subtle Results
Not everyone prefers to undergo laser treatments that produce dramatic results that clearly show some type of “work” was done. If you prefer to enjoy more subtle results, then you’ll likely appreciate Laser Genesis.
Initial results are often subtle at first. This isn’t to say that the final results can’t be impressive and dramatic in all the best ways. As collagen levels increase, you’ll gradually notice beautiful and smooth skin in the treated area(s). Also, Laser Genesis isn’t a one-time procedure. Therefore, you’ll likely notice additional improvements with each treatment.
On average, patients receive 3-4 laser treatments before experiencing optimal results. However, the intensity of the laser applications can vary based on what particular skin-related problem is being treated.
No Anesthetics and No Downtime
Laser Genesis treatment is painless and non-invasive, which means there is typically no need for anesthetics to be used. Another benefit often appreciated by patients is the ability to resume their normal activities after treatment. However, you may be advised to not apply makeup or other topical substances to the skin in the treated area until tissues fully heal, especially if you had a chemical peel as part of your laser genies treatment. Each treatment session typically takes about 30 minutes or so to perform.
The Ability to Extend Results
Patients generally notice the full results from Laser Genesis about 3-9 weeks after the initial treatment. This is because it takes time for the newly created healthy skin cells within deeper skin layers to get to the surface layer of skin.
As for how long results with Laser Genesis treatment will last, patients typically enjoy results for about 6-12 months before needing to schedule another appointment. However, you may be able to benefit from longer-lasting results by adopting a healthy skincare regimen and maintenance program.
The duration of your results can also be affected by your diet and lifestyle habits along with other factors. Additionally, you may be advised to take certain precautions following treatment to extend the results. Common suggestions include:
- Avoiding direct sun exposure
- Using an appropriate sunblock – SPF 50 is the standard recommendation – all year round, not just in the summer
- Avoiding the use of tobacco products
- Not excessively consuming alcohol
- Getting regular exercise
Also, most Laser Genesis patients do not report side effects after having this treatment. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may have slight redness around the area that’s treated – although this usually goes away within a few hours after treatment.
Now that you have a better understanding of what Laser Genesis involves and the many benefits associated with this treatment, the next step to find out if you are a good candidate for a more thorough approach to skin rejuvenation. Consider us here at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach for all of your skin rejuvenation needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!