Over time, it is normal to see signs of aging such as redness, brown spots or age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. These are caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, repetitive movement and facial expressions, and the natural aging process. One significant cause of common signs of aging is the breakdown and slowed production of collagen. This results in reduced skin elasticity, causing a duller or less hydrated appearance, sagging, crepey texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. Thankfully, laser facial treatments are always improving, offering rejuvenation of the skin for a more youthful appearance.
At Lewisburg Plastic Surgery, one such option is Cutera Laser Genesis. This nonsurgical treatment uses advanced micro-pulses of laser energy to stimulate collagen production for more youthful, healthy-looking skin. Treatments can be completed quickly with minimal side effects, making them perfect for busy patients.
Laser Genesis by Cutera works using near-infrared (NIR) Nd:YAG laser technology. This type of laser has been scientifically proven to efficiently rejuvenate the skin by stimulating long-lasting elastin and collagen production. This is clinically shown to improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Cutera Laser Genesis is often referred to as a “lunchtime treatment,” as each treatment session can be completed quickly—patients may even choose to receive their treatment over their normal lunch breaks. On average, patients will receive four to six total treatment sessions to achieve their ideal results.
Cutera Laser Genesis treatment has several benefits. The treatment is a good option for a wide range of skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor skin elasticity
- Irregular texture
- Brown spots and age spots
Another benefit of Cutera Laser Genesis is that the treatment is overall comfortable and convenient. Each treatment session can be completed within as little as 15-20 minutes. Patients do not feel pain from the treatment; typically, most describe a gentle warming sensation during the procedure.
Finally, Cutera Laser Genesis is a safe and suitable treatment for all skin types and tones. This is a significant benefit compared to many other laser treatment options, which are often not safe for medium to deep skin tones. In addition, the treatment can be used on virtually all areas of the face and body aside from the eye area.
Cutera Laser Genesis does not require any downtime. Patients are free to immediately return to their normal routines as they choose. However, your provider will give you specific aftercare instructions. For example, patients are typically advised to avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24-48 hours following their treatment. Some potential side effects can include swelling, redness, and, in some cases, bruising. This varies for each patient. The most common side effect after Cutera Laser Genesis is redness and sensitivity similar to a sunburn, which typically subsides within 12-24 hours of the treatment.
Most patients notice their Cutera Laser Genesis results start to emerge after their first or second treatment session. Final results are usually noticeable about 3-4 months after completing their treatment protocol. Maintenance treatments may be required to keep up with results over time.
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