Laser Genesis
Now you can have a more youthful appearance by treating conditions typically associated with aging and sun damage, such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine lines.  Laser Genesis is a YAG laser that is used for non-ablative skin rejuvenation and is performed on the face, chest, and neck as a series of no downtime treatments to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, reduce redness, and diminish pore size. Non-ablative means that the laser acts on the deeper skin layers so that the skin's surface is not altered, and therefore there is no visible downtime or wound care needed.  Laser Genesis is the ultimate "lunchtime procedure" as it is painless and there is no redness or swelling, so you can go back to work immediately after a treatment session.

Laser Genesis Skin Therapy uses advanced laser technology to achieve vibrant, even skin tone and smooth texture in both men and women. During a treatment session, laser light penetrates deeply into the skin where collagen is manufactured, stimulating an increase in new collagen production. Unlike harsher methods, this is done without damaging the outer layers of skin. The Laser Genesis procedure safely, discretely and effectively treats scars, uneven texture, fine lines and large pores. The result is skin with a smoother texture and a healthier appearance. The skin is gently warmed during this procedure, and daily activities may be resumed right away. This is truly a rejuvenating experience with no downtime.

How Laser Genesis works:
Laser Genesis skin rejuvenation employs laser light targeted to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, where collagen is made. The laser heats the dermis causing new collagen production that continues over time. The result is more even skin tone, smaller pores and a smoother skin texture. The laser also targets the small blood vessels beneath the skin surface, decreasing diffuse facial redness.

What skin conditions is Laser Genesis used for?
Laser Genesis improves the skin's overall appearance, particularly on face, neck and chest by decreasing fine lines and restoring even skin tone that has been altered by chronic sun exposure. Laser Genesis evens out acne scarring and is particularly effective in combination with other treatments such as chemical peels.  Laser Genesis can also be used to improve the appearance of other scars anywhere on the body. Laser Genesis tightens pores and refines skin texture, smoothes ruddy complexions and lightens excessive facial redness, including that caused by rosacea.

What will my skin feel like during and after my Laser Genesis treatment?

Laser Genesis produces a gentle warming during treatment that most patients enjoy. Immediately following the treatment, the warm feeling continues for about thirty minutes. Many patients report a pleasant mild tingling sensation and a feeling of increased firmness for a day following the treatment.

How long after Laser Genesis treatments may I return to normal activities?
You may return to normal activities immediately following your Laser Genesis treatment. Most patients notice a healthy, rosy glow following Laser Genesis. Aftercare instructions simply include the use of sunscreen as well as consuming plenty of water.

How many Laser Genesis treatments will it take to get a great result?
The number of treatments needed depends upon the problem being treated but usually ranges from four to six treatments spaced three to four weeks apart. Results are generally seen after just one treatment, but a series of treatments is required for optimum results. Depending on the concern being addressed, your provider may recommend other treatments in conjunction with Laser Genesis, such as a light skin peel.  These may be alternated with Laser Genesis treatments.

How long should my Laser Genesis results last?

One of the greatest advantages of Laser Genesis is that the results continue to accumulate after each treatment and continue far beyond your last treatment. In fact, accelerated collagen production continues following Laser Genesis, peaking at about 12 weeks after your last treatment.  Because the natural aging process is of course continuing, it is difficult to state precisely how long results will last, but benefits seem apparent for several years. The staff at Manhattan Beach Dermatology will recommend a sun protection and skin care regimen to maintain optimal results. In the case of acne and rosacea, long term maintenance medications must be used to control these underlying conditions in order to avoid further skin disruption.

How long does Laser Genesis take? 
Laser Genesis treatment of the entire face is generally performed in less than one hour. Because the procedure is quite comfortable, no anesthesia or medication is necessary.
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