You love the accumulated experience and wisdom that come with age, but not the thinning, mottled skin. If you’re ready to take control of your aging skin, you’ve probably considered laser skin rejuvenation.
Jeffrey Gosin, MD chose the Pico Genesis™ laser to rejuvenate skin at Shore Vascular and Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey. Following are five crucial benefits you get from Pico Genesis that you won’t find with other forms of laser skin rejuvenation.
1. Lasers stimulate collagen production
If your skin is sagging, thin, or lifeless, that means you’re no longer producing collagen at youthful levels. While treatments such as dermal fillers temporarily replace the volume in aging skin, Pico Genesis’s laser energy actually stimulates your skin to produce more supportive collagen.
Lasers trigger a process in your skin called neocollagenesis, which means the new production of collagen. When your skin gets thicker and more resilient after laser therapy, that’s not a temporary effect that has to be “refilled.” Your skin has literally renewed itself. Your new collagen lasts for years.
2. Lasers remove dark spots, too
Whether you have age spots, freckles, or melasma, dark areas on your face throw off the tone of your skin, making it look mottled and aged. While laser energy reaches deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen, the Genesis also treats the surface of your skin.
When directed at darker areas on your skin, the Genesis’ energy pulses break up excess pigment. Your body absorbs and excretes the shattered pigment, leaving your skin clear and evenly toned.
3. The Genesis is fast, safe, and virtually pain-free
Unlike other lasers, the Pico Genesis laser doesn’t use heat to remove hyperpigmentation and remodel collagen. Instead, the laser sends short pulses of light energy into your skin to break up brown spots, age spots, freckles, and melasma. That’s why you don’t have to worry about damaging your skin.
In fact, the Genesis was originally developed to break up the pigment in tattoo ink to safely and thoroughly remove unwanted tattoos. Instead of heat, the Genesis uses extremely short, light pulses that feel like zaps with a rubber band.
4. There’s no downtime with Genesis
Traditional fractional lasers remove the top layer of your skin, which can leave you with a sore, red, and flaking face for up to two weeks. You have to lubricate your skin carefully and avoid the sun to prevent damage or scarring.
After your Genesis treatment, you don’t have to take off time to recover. While your skin may be slightly pink or swollen for a couple of days, it requires no special treatment. Be sure to use sunscreen, however, to avoid further sun damage.
5. You need fewer treatments
Unlike other types of skin rejuvenation, including other lasers — which may require up to six treatments to make a difference — you only need 1-5 sessions with Pico Genesis. Dr. Gosin suggests you leave at least four weeks between each session to allow your skin to rebuild itself and recover.
Many people achieve their goal results after just one or two sessions. If you have melasma or other complex skin tone issues, you may need more.