With the MedLite® C6 aesthetic lasers, there is little risk of pigmentary changes, burns, or scarring. These world-class lasers represent the next generation of Q-switched engineering and utilize PhotoAcoustic technology to provide patients with a more refreshed appearance, even skin tone, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, smoother texture, and a decrease in pore size. Physicians nationwide are talking about this “PhotoAcoustic rejuvenation” effect as one of the most exciting aspects of their patient offerings.
In less than five treatment sessions, patients experienced quantifiable improvement of surface topography and skin tone. Note the higher amount of variations between the base line (more mottled), with the smoother texture (more evenly textured) in the post-treatment picture.
How Does Laser Facial Work?
By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, the laser warms the miniature swollen vessels that create diffuse redness, which are then absorbed by the body over the period of a few weeks. The procedure also stimulates collagen renewal, resulting in tighter pores, smoother skin, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This method of promoting collagen renewal also smoothes, flattens, and removes the red discoloration of scars.
What is Diffuse Redness?
Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy or blotchy cheeks. Individuals with diffuse redness may also blush easily. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness and may be accompanied by broken capillaries or facial veins. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. Laser Genesis therapy will help your appearance by gently treating and drastically reducing the appearance of this condition.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Patients report excellent results over their entire faces, necks, and décolletage.
What Does Laser Facial Feel Like?
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moved back and forth about 1/2 inch above your skin, similar to airbrushing. You can expect to return to normal activities immediately, using sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
What Are the Possible Side Effects?
Although most patients report few, if any, side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears a short time following treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The treatment results are cumulative. On average, patients require four to six treatments in order to achieve the best results.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients notice immediate improvement in pore size and the texture of their skin. Redness and fine lines are considerably less noticeable with future treatments.
How Long Do Results Last?
While laser treatment is the most permanent option available, the factors that contribute to aging and diffuse redness will eventually create new swollen capillaries and collagen destruction. Maintenance recommendations will be based on your individual symptoms and lifestyle.