Laser Genesis stimulates natural processes in the skin that increase collagen production and close down small blood vessels that cause diffuse redness. Over several treatments, the pore size is reduced, diffuse redness is reduced, and the skin appears smoother.
Thanks to its versatility, the treatment can address various skin concerns. We can work towards your personal skin goals with a personalised treatment plan.
Laser Genesis Before and After
About the Treatment
Over the course of six treatments, Laser Genesis can improve the appearance of the skin and effectively treat multiple skin concerns. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
- Treats diffuse redness
- Improves acne scarring
- Stimulates new collagen production
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Decreases pore size
- Improves skin quality and texture
Benefits of Laser Genesis
The advanced treatment offers many benefits for the skin, making it a powerful solution for various skin care concerns.
It effectively targets and treats diffuse redness, reducing its appearance and promoting an even skin tone. It proves highly beneficial in improving the aftermath of acne, as it works to diminish acne scarring, leaving the skin smoother and more refined. The treatment can also decrease pore size, effectively minimising their visibility and promoting a smoother skin surface.
The treatment’s ability to stimulate new collagen production is another advantage, as it helps maintain skin elasticity and firmness, addressing signs of ageing and making continuous skin improvements over time.
Laser Genesis takes a comprehensive approach, significantly improving overall skin quality and texture. Laser Genesis is a non-ablative treatment that doesn’t damage the skin’s surface. This makes it a convenient option for those who want minimal downtime while still achieving noticeable skin improvements.
Suitable candidates for the treatment
Who can benefit from the treatment?
Laser Genesis can be suitable for various candidates with different skin concerns.
Some suitable candidates for Laser Genesis include individuals with fine lines and wrinkles since the treatment stimulates collagen production, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Candidates with enlarged pores can benefit from the treatment as it can help reduce the size of enlarged pores, leading to a more refined skin texture.
For those with uneven skin texture, Laser Genesis can effectively even out the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of scars, acne scars, and other textural irregularities.
Individuals with mild to moderate acne may find relief through the treatment. The laser’s heat can target the sebaceous glands in the skin, reducing acne breakouts and promoting clearer skin.
Laser Genesis can help people with redness or rosacea, as it can decrease redness and diffuse redness associated with rosacea, resulting in a more even skin tone.
The treatment can also address sun damage by helping to fade sunspots and other hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure.
What we look for in a suitable candidate
Laser Genesis is typically suitable for those in good general health, without any contraindications that can raise the risk of complications post-treatment. You will discuss your suitability for the treatment during a consultation with Dr Allison.
Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should avoid the treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s best to wait until after this phase before considering Laser Genesis or other cosmetic treatments.
Those with a keloid or hypertrophic scarring history may not be suitable candidates. The treatment involves stimulating collagen production, which, in some cases, can worsen the appearance of raised scars. If you tend to develop keloid or hypertrophic scars, you may be advised against undergoing the treatment to avoid any adverse effects on the treated areas.
Certain medical conditions and medications may also be contraindicated for Laser Genesis treatment. For example, individuals with active skin infections, inflammatory skin conditions, or a history of skin cancer may not be suitable candidates.
We also look for candidates with realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. While the treatment can significantly improve skin texture, tone, and certain skin concerns, it may not provide the same dramatic results as more invasive procedures.
Potential side effects and risks
Although most patients report few, if any, side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.
Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising in the treated areas, but these side effects typically subside within a few days to a week after the procedure.
In rare cases, laser treatments can cause blistering or crusting of the skin. This is more likely to occur if the treatment settings are too aggressive or if proper aftercare instructions are not followed.
Another risk is changes in skin pigmentation, where hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) may occur, although this is typically temporary.
There is also a small risk of infection at the treatment site. To minimise this risk, it’s essential for patients to keep the treated area clean and follow all post-treatment instructions provided.
While rare, there is a potential risk of scarring, especially in individuals with a keloid or hypertrophic scarring history. Patients should disclose any scarring history to Dr Allison before undergoing the procedure.
You will be able to get more information about the benefits and risks of treatment during your consultation, as well as how to prevent or minimise risks and complications.
What to expect during your treatment
Your treatment will be personalised, tailored to your unique skin-treatment needs, so you will get an idea of what to expect during your treatment when discussing your individual treatment plan during your consultation.
The laser will work by heating your skin in the targeted treatment areas. By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis improves the appearance of wrinkles and treats other skin concerns through collagen stimulation. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
You will not need gel, numbing gel or ice before treatment. Before the actual Laser Genesis treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturisers, and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated. Dr Allison will review and assist with all pre-treatment requirements.
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilising sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
To work towards your aesthetic goals, you may need multiple treatment sessions. Usually, six sessions are ideal, but this will be discussed during your consultation before treatment.
After your treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays, so you must avoid direct sun exposure, especially during the peak hours of sunlight. You should also wear sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30) daily, even on cloudy days. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. This will help prevent sunburn and protect your skin from potential pigmentation changes that can be exacerbated by sun exposure.
Keeping your skin well-hydrated is also vital for post-treatment care. Laser treatments can sometimes leave the skin feeling dry and sensitive. Using a light and non-irritating moisturiser to maintain the skin’s hydration levels can effectively prevent dry skin. Look for products free of fragrances, alcohol, and other irritants to avoid adverse reactions.
During recovery, avoiding picking, scratching, or rubbing the treated areas is essential. Let the skin heal naturally without interference. Picking at scabs or irritating the skin can increase the risk of scarring or other complications. Contact Dr Allison for advice on suitable remedies if discomfort or itching occurs.
For the first few days after the procedure, you may experience some redness and mild swelling. Applying cold packs or ice wrapped in a cloth to the treated areas can help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.
Avoid using any harsh skincare products or exfoliants. Your skin will be sensitive, and using aggressive products can worsen irritation. Stick to mild and gentle cleansers and avoid retinoids until Dr Allison recommends resuming your regular skincare routine.
For efficient post-treatment aftercare, you’ll need to follow any additional aftercare instructions provided by Dr Allison, as they will be specifically tailored to your needs.
Your Laser Genesis consultation in Brisbane
Before proceeding with the laser treatment, you must consult with Dr Scott Allison or his Dermal Clinician at Ascension Cosmetic Medicine.
During your consultation, you will discuss your expectations, voice any concerns, and disclose any health factors that may interfere with your suitability for the treatment.
After evaluating your personal goals and explaining the treatment in further detail, you and Dr Allison can agree on a personalised treatment plan designed to work towards your aesthetic goals.
Your procedure plan may include multiple sessions to achieve your goals. Typically, about six sessions is best.
After creating a treatment plan tailored to your needs, you can then receive information on preparation and aftercare instructions, as well as the costs of the treatment.
To book your consultation, please get in touch with our team.
Costs of Laser Genesis treatments
Your treatment costs will be determined by the details on your personalised treatment plan, put together during your consultation.
Dr Scott Allison will base your treatment plan on your personal needs, skin concerns and aesthetic goals to help you achieve effective results.
Depending on your needs, you may need multiple treatment sessions. Essentially, this will determine your overall costs.
Typically, patients need about six treatments.
A single treatment of Laser Genesis costs $390, or you can purchase a package of three treatments for $990.
You can discuss your exact pricing during your consultation if you require more or fewer sessions.
For our full price list, visit prices, or for your personalised quote, please book to see Dr Allison for a consultation in Brisbane.