Rosacea is a skin condition that typically affects people over 30 years old. It causes the skin on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead to turn red. In some cases, the patient also develops pimples on the red parts of their face. Over time, the patient’s skin becomes drier, thicker and coarser. Rosacea can also cause the eyes to become irritated and red. In severe cases, rosacea can make the nose red, swollen and bumpy. This condition is called rhinophyma, and it is most common in men. If you’re suffering from Rosacea, you may want to consider Laser Genesis™.
What is Laser Genesis™?
Laser Genesis™ is a skin rejuvenation treatment used for treating large pores, scarring, redness and uneven texture. It is non-invasive and non-ablative, which means it does not hurt the skin’s surface. Instead, the laser gently heats different layers of the dermis to stimulate collagen production, break down dilated or damaged capillaries and shrink the skin’s pores. Laser Genesis™ can be used on the chest, neck and face.
A typical procedure can take about 30 minutes, and the average patient may need four treatments to get the best results. The patient will start to see results three to nine weeks after the first treatment, since the laser repairs cells in the middle layers of the skin, and it takes time for the repaired cells to reach the surface.
How Should the Patient Prepare for a Treatment?
The patient should clean their skin thoroughly before coming to a treatment session. They should not wear make-up, sunscreens or moisturizers.
When the patient arrives, they will be given a pair of opaque protective goggles to shield their eyes from the laser. They will then lie down on a treatment couch. Laser Genesis™ does not require anesthesia. The patient’s skin will feel firm and smooth after treatment.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Laser Genesis™?
While Laser Genesis™ works for both men and women, it is not recommended for pregnant women or people with Type I diabetes. People with sunburns, lesions or skin infections in the treatment area should not undergo Laser Genesis until their skin has fully healed. Patients should not have Laser Genesis™ performed over a tattoo.
It may be recommended to patients to avoid artificial tanning agents some time before the procedure, and people who have taken photosensitive medications need to stop using them at least six months before the procedure.
If you are interested in Laser Genesis™, contact Guelph Medical Laser today to schedule a consultation.