Laser Genesis ( Non ablative, No downtime)
Laser Genesis improves the skin’s overall appearance, particularly on the face, neck and chest, decreasing fine line wrinkles and restoring even skin tones. Laser Genesis evens out acne scarring and is particularly effective in combination with other treatments such as chemical peels. Genesis can also be used to improve the appearance of other scars anywhere on the body. Renew Medical Spa uses Genesis to tighten pores and improve skin texture, soften complexions and diffuse excessive facial redness, including that caused by Rosacea. Laser Genesis Skin Therapy uses advanced science to achieve vibrant, even skin tone and smooth texture in both men and women. Light penetrates deeply into the skin where collagen is manufactured, stimulating an increase of new collagen production. Unlike harsher methods, this is done without destroying the upper layers of skin (non-ablative). The Laser Genesis procedure safely, discretely and effectively treats scars, uneven textures, fine line wrinkles and large pores. The result is skin with 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. This treatment has best results when done in a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. For that “quick fix” have this treatment 2 days before a big event or night out on the town.
Laser resurfacing has long been the gold standard treatment for aging skin, uneven pigmentation and skin texture. CO2 laser resurfacing gives excellent improvement, but its popularity was hampered by the long recovery time and the high complication rate. Everyone remembers when Samantha in Sex and The City showing up at Carrie’s book signing with a black veil covering her hideous “burned off” facial skin.
Fractional laser resurfacing was developed in the early to mid 2000s to minimize the down time and the risks. Fraxel was the first such laser available. ReNew Body Contouring & Medical Spa also offers Fractora, which is another advanced revolutionary device offering dramatic results in 1-3 treatments with much less downtime then CO2. The YSGG Pearl laser was developed specifically to address the whole surface known as (confluent resurfacing), the result is far superior to the CO2 and non-ablative fractional device, such as the Fraxel laser alone.
What is Pearl?
Pearl will renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light and dark spots caused by sun damage.
The Pearl Procedure
During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing (dead layer of skin cells) peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of the skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4-6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
How much ’downtime’ do I have after a Pearl procedure?
After a Pearl treatment you can resume your normal daily activities. However, you may not wish to attend important social events because your face will appear pink/red for 3-4 days after your treatment.
What is the Pearl treatment like?
ReNew’s dermal therapist will guide the Pearl laser over the skin, gently removing the top layer of the epidermis and heating a layer of tissue below it. The treatments takes approximately 10-15 minutes for a full face. The treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing pain, most people report the treatment feeling like a 3 or 4. The more intensity in the treatment the more pain can be felt. A topical numbing agent can be applied prior for more comfort.
What can you expect after the treatment?
After the treatment, the skin feels like it is sunburned. Following the treatment an ointment is applied on the skin to keep it moist. The skin will need to be kept moist for 3-4 days. Since you cannot wear sunscreen during this time, you will need to wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure for a few days following the treatment. You are free to wear make-up starting on day 3. After 3-4 days, the top layer of skin peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
When will you see results?
You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.
Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?
Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from Pearl treatments; however, the most common age group seeking treatment is between 25-60.
How many treatments are recommended?
Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Other patients may want a second treatment for even better results.
How does Pearl compare to other “like” laser treatments?
Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin and uneven texture without wound care and the lengthy downtime required with traditional Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.
Does Cutera have an FDA clearance for the Pearl laser?
Yes, Cutera received FDA clearance in March 2007 for Pearl skin resurfacing and the treatment of wrinkles. Pearl is used primarily on the face but has also been used on the neck, upper chest and hands.