Your skin accumulates damage over time, whether it comes from acne, sun exposure, or the effects of aging. Laser skin resurfacing is a way to address a range of skin concerns. This treatment can address issues like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, or uneven texture. It stimulates your skin’s natural rejuvenation process to smooth and restore your skin’s surface from within.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a broad term that can include many different treatments. Lasers use focused wavelengths of light that have different effects on the skin. Lasers used for skin resurfacing may be ablative or non-ablative. Ablative treatments remove the outer layers of skin, while non-ablative treatments do not. Each type of laser has advantages and downsides, and only a consultation can determine the best type for your skin.
*Individual Results May Vary.
What’s the Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
The definition of the “best” laser skin resurfacing treatment depends on the individual and their treatment goals. Your Essential Med Aesthetics team prefers Cutera xeo® and excel HR technology. This system is used to provide Laser Genesis, an effective rejuvenation treatment. Laser Genesis addresses a wide range of skin concerns, including textural and pigmentation issues. We love Laser Genesis for several reasons:
- Safe and effective for all skin types and tones
- Powerful anti-aging results
- Rapid results
- Can treat the face, neck, and decolletage
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to improve your skin’s texture and appearance. Laser Genesis is so gentle that it can be used for challenging skin conditions like rosacea but effective enough to improve sun damage and fine lines. Laser Genesis maximizes your results without damaging your skin, allowing your Essential Med Aesthetics provider to customize your treatment experience to meet your needs. This versatile treatment can address mild to moderate skin concerns and give skin a healthy glow.
How Does Laser Genesis Work for Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Genesis uses a Cutera laser system to target the cells in your skin that produce collagen. These cells, called fibroblasts, absorb the laser energy in the form of heat. This heat triggers the cells to start producing more collagen. Collagen is a key protein that forms your skin’s structure and support network. Boosting collagen levels results in skin that looks tighter and smoother.
At the same time, pigments in your skin absorb the energy from Laser Genesis. The heat damages these pigments, eliminating dark spots and sun damage. It also closes off and breaks down visible blood vessels and calms redness. You see clearer, more even-toned skin. The energy from Laser Genesis even suppresses acne breakouts to prevent future inflammation and scarring.
What Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
We recommend laser skin resurfacing for many skin concerns. This non-ablative treatment might work well for you if you want to address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Uneven texture
- Dark spots
- Broken blood vessels
- Acne and acne scars
- Enlarged pores
This list makes Laser Genesis one of the most versatile laser treatments available, especially since it does not cause any damage to the skin and does not require any recovery time. Most lasers offer anti-aging or skin-clarifying benefits, but few can provide both. Laser Genesis leaves skin looking brighter, smoother, and more even.
Laser Genesis makes an excellent choice for those who want to treat these issues in areas other than the face. This treatment can be used on your neck, chest, hands, and shoulders. These areas often experience heavy sun exposure and show signs of aging and pigmentation concerns. Reducing signs of sun damage can dramatically improve the appearance of your hands or decolletage.
How Many Laser Genesis Treatments Will I Need?
The number of laser skin resurfacing treatments you need depends on many factors. Most people benefit from three to six Laser Genesis treatments spaced a month apart. The number of treatments you need will depend on the type of concerns you want to treat and your skin’s response to treatment. Many people see brighter, clearer skin after a single treatment. Deeper pigmentation and textural issues will require more treatments.
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What Results Will I See From Laser Genesis Skin Resurfacing?
You may notice results within a few weeks of your first laser skin resurfacing treatment. As new collagen develops in your skin, you will see more results in three to four weeks. Full results become visible a few weeks after your last treatment. Pigmented spots and redness can take several sessions before starting to fade, and you will usually see improvements in textural issues at this point.
Laser Genesis results can last six months to a year for most people. Yearly touch-up treatments can maintain your results and keep your skin smooth and youthful. You can help your results last significantly longer if you avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect your developing collagen. We can also recommend skincare products that will help your skin maintain and build collagen.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Genesis works safely on all skin types and tones, unlike many other lasers. It will not cause pigmentation changes on darker skin tones. Men and women who want to rejuvenate their skin make good candidates. You can benefit from laser skin resurfacing at almost any age to firm and improve the condition of your skin.
Since Laser Genesis is non-ablative and does not damage the skin, it works safely for most people, even those with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea. You should not have this treatment if you have an infection or active skin condition in the area. Laser treatments are not recommended if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions.
Is There Any Downtime After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The amount of downtime with laser skin resurfacing varies widely depending on the type of laser. Laser Genesis does not damage the skin, so it has no downtime. You can return to work or other activities immediately. Your skin may look flushed for a short time after treatment, but this will fade quickly. The lack of downtime compared to other lasers makes Laser Genesis a popular choice for skin rejuvenation.
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If you have further questions about laser skin resurfacing, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio, Texas.