Available in Brisbane at Elysium Skin Centre, Laser Genesis (also known as “laser facial”) is a gentle, technologically advanced skin rejuvenation treatment which promotes healthy, youthful, vibrant-looking skin in both men and women. This procedure is a favourite amongst the Hollywood A-list in preparation for a big event in addition to their routine skin maintenance. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising, swelling or excessive skin irritation.
Laser Genesis is an ideal entry laser treatment for early sun-damage on the face, neck and chest; for acne scars, surgical scars and other scars anywhere on the body; for diffuse redness, rosacea and poikiloderma; and for maintenance therapy after more significant cosmetic laser and surgical procedures. Click to contact the team at Elysium Skin Centre!
Utilising the 1064nm wavelength, Laser Genesis gently heats the upper dermis stimulating collagen growth which reduces wrinkles, pores and scars, and smoothens and softens skin texture. It also targets dilated superficial capillaries reducing redness. A unique thermal monitor incorporated in the Laser Genesis system ensures that the epidermis is protected so, apart from mild redness which fades quickly, there is no downtime and you can return to normal activities immediately.
Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.
You will have an initial consultation with Dr Csilla or Nurse Fay to ensure that the procedure is suitable and safe for you.
The treatment time varies, but is usually around 30 minutes depending on the area to be treated.
You will be placed in a reclining position and protective eye shields will be placed over your eyes. Dr Csilla or Nr Fay will hold the laser handpiece about 2 cm above your skin surface, moving the beam of laser light back and forth over the treatment area. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin surface (a little like being in the sunlight or a feeling of warm raindrops falling on your skin). Many patients comment that it is a pleasant and relaxing sensation.
After the treatment is completed your skin will be pink to red, but it will fade quickly (over an hour or so). You can elect to put on some mineral makeup and can immediately return to normal activities, practicing strict sun protection.
The first treatment results are subtle and usually only noticeable after 4 – 6 weeks (the time it takes for your body to produce new collagen). On average, you will require about six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. The treatments are usually spaced 2-3 weeks apart.
Over the course of several treatments, you will notice that your skin becomes smoother and has a more youthful glow. You will see a more even, healthy, “creamy” complexion, as large pores are reduced in size, and redness and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
For best results, a course of treatments is often performed every year or at regular intervals (think of it as preventative maintenance).
The cost of Laser Genesis depends on the area treated (face, neck, chest, arms or multiple areas) and who performs the treatment. The most economical way of having Laser Genesis is to purchase a package of 3, 5, 6 or 10 treatments following your initial consultation. Call the clinic now for an up to date quote and to book a consultation on 07 3214 1400.
Any laser procedure can result in an adverse outcome. Side effects of Laser Genesis are rare but include:
Occasionally, certain conditions may not respond to treatment or may require multiple treatments for effect.
The “Hollywood Laser Facial” (see Naomi Watts’ video above) is our premium facial pampering or maintenance package. It comprises a gentle 20 minute facial microdermabrasion, followed by full face Laser Genesis and then a gentle Oxygen skin peel, leaving your skin glowing and feeling fresh, plumped and revitalised. Not only does it feel great, but regular treatments can slow down and reverse early signs of skin aging. We recommend that you have one every 2-3 months (even monthly!). The Hollywood Laser Facial can be purchased individually or in economical packages.
I absolutely love Laser Genesis! And I love doing it. I use it myself between other laser treatments and in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to maintain a smooth and clear complexion. It is fast, comfortable and has no downtime. I try to squeeze in a treatment for myself during my workday. I think this is a treatment that every one of my patients should have regularly.