Can You Get Rid of Scars for Good? 17 Amazing Benefits of Laser Genesis
Known as the “laser facial treatment,” this therapy works to fully rejuvenate your appearance: it balances skin tone, corrects fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces pores and acne. It also eliminates scars, including those caused by burns, acne outbreaks, and surgery.
Although they look abnormal, scars happen as part of the body’s healing process. They result when the dermis, or lower layers of skin, is injured. Sensing this injury, the body produces more collagen as a means of repair, which leads to tissues that differ in texture and quality from surrounding skin.
Permanently Removes Scars
Regardless of their cause, scars can damage a person’s confidence. Applying topical ointments and oils may help make them slightly less noticeable, but Laser Genesis provides in-depth and permanent results. In other words, this treatment can heal scars so they are completely eviscerated. The laser can also remove the redness that often accompanies scars.
It is important to understand that skin cells do not regenerate from the top. Instead, they rejuvenate in the deepest layers, exactly where this laser penetrates. Such reach is necessary to stimulate cell turnover, which allows new, fresh cells to replace those that are old; topical ointments and other superficial treatments rarely reduce scarring because they only target the skin’s surface.
Stimulates Collagen Production
Cosmetic therapies are increasingly turning from invasive procedures to stimulating the body’s natural processes. Laser Genesis works in this exact way by stimulating collagen production. It is heat-based and, when applied to a treatment area, tricks cells into thinking skin damage has occurred. Any perception of damage puts the body into a healing mode.
We want to be clear in saying this laser is non-ablative and therefore causes no harm to skin’s surface or its underlying tissues. Heat emitted by the laser reaches underlying layers that have previously sustained damage and/or broken down with time. This is why the laser works so well – it delivers two healing modes, heat and deep penetration, to improve multiple concerns.
Is Safe for All Skin Types
We’d like to take a moment to compare the safety of this treatment with that of others. Laser Genesis uses a single light wavelength for deliberate treatment of skin molecules. This makes it ideal for treating all skin types, including medium and dark tones.
Other lasers use multiple light wavelengths to allow them to treat larger areas at once. But these therapies only benefit lighter skin tones. They can in fact cause severe and permanent discoloration if used on darker skin. Thanks to Laser Genesis, that is no longer a concern. We simply deliver fewer pulses and adjust heat settings to accommodate deeper complexions.
Offers Convenient and Comfortable Treatment
Unlike many therapies that require one to two hours – and longer for surgical procedures – this treatment takes between 15 and 20 minutes. We don’t administer anesthesia, and you aren’t forced to endure lengthy recovery periods that interfere with your schedule. This means you can schedule a session during lunch or any other convenient time without missing a beat.
Treatment is also comfortable. Many patients compare it to sitting under the sun on a warm, pleasant day. In other words, it’s pain-free and non-invasive, so you don’t even need to worry about side effects. Finally, if you dislike incisions, needles, or other sharp instruments, this is the perfect treatment for you.
Yields Rapid Results
You’ll see a noticeable improvement in your appearance within just a day or two of your session. Many patients, for example, tell us that others comment on how refreshed they look right after treatment. Optimal effects develop a little more slowly, usually requiring about six months. Throughout this duration, you’ll notice changes you likely didn’t expect: smoother and tighter skin, improved tone, and more.
To get the most benefit, we often recommend a series of sessions over a specific period of time. Each treatment builds upon the last for deep tissue healing. For instance, your treatment plan may include three sessions spread over three months. You’ll have this information in hand during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect.
Improves Your Complexion
While we’re talking about the positive side effects that come with Laser Genesis, we need to point out your complexion will dramatically improve. We often become so focused on our wrinkles and scars that we fail to notice the changes to our skin tone. But UV rays can trigger age spots and hyperpigmentation. Air pollution within cities also contributes to dark marks.
This says nothing of the ruddiness that often comes with age. Capillaries can break on the face and become visible, and dry, sensitive skin commonly causes redness. This laser can address all your issues to give a creamier, softer complexion more reminiscent of your youth.
Eliminates Diffuse Redness
Now is a good time to talk about diffuse redness, which often manifests as rosy cheeks. It can also afflict the forehead and nose to create a flush that is difficult, if not impossible to conceal. Laser treatment gently alleviates this condition by stopping skin irritation and restoring a more even color.
Complements Other Treatments
Many patients want to treat more than one concern when they come to our office. For example, some want dermal fillers to lift their cheeks or injectables to plump their lips. We’re happy to say this laser complements a variety of other treatments without any fear of interaction.
While these therapies cannot be administered at the same time, we can develop a treatment plan that appropriately spaces each therapy. If you want fillers, for instance, we can schedule them about two weeks before laser to completely rejuvenate your appearance.
Uses Pulsing Technology
Earlier, we briefly mentioned this laser protects the surface of your skin from burning and other dangers. But you might be wondering how this works. The answer is pulsing, which uses warm light to deliver heat that intermittently allows skin to cool. This makes it extremely safe and effective.
In a single treatment, this therapy can deliver up to 10,000 pulses. These pulses alert skin cells to begin producing collagen. But never at any point does your skin sustain any real damage. Just the opposite, this treatment causes skin to become stronger and healthier.
Requires Little Preparation
Laser therapy requires very little pre-treatment preparation because it is non-invasive. We recommend patients remove makeup and other skincare products, but aside from that, you don’t need to take special precautionary steps (unless our office advises you to do so).
The same is true after treatment; once completed, you can resume normal activities with the exception of going into the sun. If you plan to spend time outside, we suggest you wear a hat and sunscreen.
May Reduce Hair Growth
Because this treatment penetrates deep below your skin’s surface, it may kill hair follicles. It is not approved for hair removal, nor is it used for such treatment. But a side effect that most women appreciate is the potential for less hair growth. This includes stubborn peach fuzz on the cheeks, where hair growth is undesirable.
Is Suitable for Men and Women
The benefit mentioned above targeted women, so we wanted to take this opportunity and say that men and women both can enjoy the advantages of this therapy. It is not designed for one gender or the other, and men are just as likely as women to be unhappy with the effects of scarring and aging. For this reason, we treat a variety of patients.
Makes Skin Glow
Of the many benefits provided by this treatment, glowy skin is the one that catches patients most often by surprise. In general, we think of young, blushing brides as having radiant skin. But with the power of this laser, you can achieve the same glow. This explains why celebrities often turn to Laser Genesis before red carpet events; it makes skin look glossy and dewy in a way no other treatment or makeup can
Delivers Long-Lasting Results
With respect to scars, this laser permanently removes them. But the additional benefits it provides, including correcting acne and eliminating wrinkles, are not permanent. Instead, they are long-lasting and can be maintained with regularly scheduled follow-up appointments. In fact, many patients incorporate this therapy into their ongoing skincare regimen.
To further enhance results, we recommend that you:
- Follow a healthy skincare routine at home, including the use of targeted products
- Wear sunscreen every day and avoid tanning
- Drink plenty of water to keep skin plump and hydrated from within
- Use a lip balm or oil (not wax) to protect lips from drying
- Enjoy regular facials and other treatments in our office to address specific concerns
Can Delay the Signs of Aging
One of the biggest proponents of aging is a loss of collagen that happens gradually. Because this treatment stimulates collagen growth, it can actually slow the onset of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration that makes us look older than we are.
To say collagen is important to skin health is like saying oxygen is important to humans. Simply put, we need this protein because it serves as the main structural component in the spaces between skin’s connective tissues. It gives skin the strength and elasticity necessary for it to move and then resume its normal shape.
Is Backed by Science
Not only has this treatment undergone studies by the FDA to determine its safety and efficacy, but independent studies have found it to be equally beneficial. One in particular found that it provides long-term stimulation of elastin, a protein helpful in improving skin texture, enlarged pores, and wrinkles.
The Most Abundant Protein
Of all the proteins found within the human body, collagen is the most abundant. It exists in 29 different forms, although the most common is type I, found in skin, tendons, and bone. Without collagen, the skin loses its vibrant appearance. Our treatment can restore this vibrancy and keep wrinkles at bay as long as collagen production is ramped up.
A Nearly Perfect Treatment
Non-invasive, low-risk, and supported by scientific studies, this therapy is almost perfect. It will permanently remove your scars and provide additional benefits you probably hadn’t even considered. Call Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, today to book your consultation and enjoy a rejuvenated appearance.