Laser Genesis

Treatment of Wrinkles and Redness, Management of Large Pores and Skin Texture.


Indications: Improvement of fine lines, pores and wrinkles, reduction of redness

Downtime: None

Anesthetic Needs: None

Typical Package: 5 treatments, 1 month apart

You have an exciting event coming up soon, and you want to look your best, but you need more rejuvenation than an over-the-counter treatment can provide. Or perhaps you are meeting someone special and you’re worried about a very visible skin problem. What can you do? Today, many women and men are turning to a unique and effective treatment called Laser Genesis. Laser Genesis is the pick me up you need. The treatment was designed to get you the high-quality results you want, quickly. After Laser Genesis, you won’t have any downtime and won’t look overdone. Instead, you will have noticeably enhanced skin with a natural glow, revealing one of your best features, with results that are instant and lasting.

Laser Genesis is an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy-looking skin which can help both men and women. Now you can have a youthful appearance by treating many of the conditions typically associated with premature aging, including sun damage, excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture and fine-line wrinkles. The Laser Genesis procedure works by boosting the body’s ability to generate new collagen, contributing to long-lasting results, naturally. Its results have been scientifically proven.

The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine-line wrinkles, diffuse excessive redness and help manage large pores, uneven skin texture and scars. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.

“I just want to thank you for a wonderful experience that I had in your office, you and your staff are very personable and happy. Good job. I felt really comfortable. I will be referring my friends and family members, for sure!” — V.M.

How does Laser Genesis work?

Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser treatment that gently heats the middle layers of your skin, the upper dermis. What is a non-ablative laser treatment? This is a type of treatment in which portions of the underlying skin are treated, through micro-punctures, allowing improvement of a wide skin area without compromising the top layer of the skin. By contrast, an ablative treatment is one which treats the skin by eliminating the surface layer of the skin; the new skin revealed underneath provides patients with the rejuvenation they desire. Non-ablative treatment modalities have several distinct advantages, which we will discuss below.

When your skin tissues are heated through a Laser Genesis treatment in this way, your body’s natural wound-healing response is initiated, as a result — even though the treatment is extremely gentle and comfortable and leaves behind no signs of having had a treatment. A fundamental part of your body’s healing response is neocollagenesis, the production of new collagen in the skin. Collagen, along with elastin, are responsible for the qualities we associate with healthy and youthful-looking skin.

Collagen supports and helps your skin rebuild the structures which give it its firmness, while elastin helps keep your skin tight, allowing it to spring back when stretched. The advantages of a Laser Genesis treatment are readily apparent. Laser Genesis stimulates your body’s natural healing response, and your skin responds to the treatment by generating more collagen and elastin, which produce natural results that continue long after you’ve had your treatment. As a result of increased amounts of collagen and elastin in the skin, you will enjoy not only improved skin tone and elasticity but also better hydration, further contributing to a healthy, refreshed glow.

The treatment offers patients additional benefits. Small facial capillaries as well as rosacea can also be reduced as a direct result of a Laser Genesis treatment. Laser Genesis helps the skin repair itself, naturally. A reduction of symptoms such as fine lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles and redness are also all hallmarks of healthier skin and a result of Laser Genesis treatment. Also, because Laser Genesis is a natural treatment, it is safe and effective on all skin types and can be had by patients of both genders, year-round, with no downtime.

Several Laser Genesis sessions are recommended for maximum results and the number of visits you will need will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Patients who have a Laser Genesis treatment typically enjoy brighter and more youthful-looking skin with improved skin tone and clarity after they have completed a full course of treatment. However, Laser Genesis is not a permanent skincare solution. Aging will continue to deplete your stores of collagen so that regular follow-ups will be necessary.

Am I a better candidate for Laser Genesis or an ablative laser treatment?

Ablative and non-ablative procedures use different methods to achieve the rejuvenated skin individuals seek. Non-ablative procedures are ideal for patients who have milder symptoms, who wish to have a treatment with minimal downtime or both. Ablative treatments are generally better suited for men and women have more severe symptoms, can set aside several days for recovery and want deeper rejuvenation. However, this does not mean that individuals who have multiple skin concerns should always select an ablative treatment. Non-ablative treatments can provide visible improvement to a wide array of skin concerns, offer ongoing rejuvenation and noticeable results.

So how do you know which treatment will give you the most benefits? The surest way to get the treatment you need and the results you deserve is to schedule an in-person consultation with a qualified doctor, like Dr. Jeff Birchall, who can examine your concerns and determine your goals. With a complete understanding of your problems and the look you wish to have, Dr. Birchall can recommend the best option or options to realize your outcome safely. Your doctor’s focus is you; you will have ample time to ask all the questions you may have, before and after your consultation, and are fully empowered to direct the course of your treatments.

What areas of the body can Laser Genesis improve?

Laser Genesis can be an effective treatment for the face, neck and chest areas but can also be effective in treating other body areas, where you might feel less than satisfied with how your skin looks and feels. Discuss your areas of concern with Dr. Birchall during your in-person consultation, so that he can customize a course of treatment that meets your needs.

What problems Laser Genesis treat?

Laser Genesis is an effective treatment for many conditions which affect the tone, texture and overall appearance of the skin in many prominent body areas, such as the face, neck and chest. You should consider having a Laser Genesis treatment if you have:

  • Skin redness
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte

Do I qualify for a Laser Genesis treatment?

A Laser Genesis treatment is well-suited to adult men and women who have concerns about their skin appearance and is safe for all skin types. Patients considering this treatment should be in good health and should not have any contraindications for treatment, which include, for women, pregnancy or breastfeeding.

What will happen during my Laser Genesis treatment?

Laser Genesis is a very comfortable treatment. You will feel a gentle warming sensation in the areas where you are having Laser Genesis, which many patients describe as relaxing. You will not need to have any anesthesia or pain medication before, during or after treatment. To protect your eyes, however, you may need to wear goggles if your face is being treated. A complete Laser Genesis session generally lasts between 30 and 60 minutes; the length of your sessions will depend on which area or areas of the body you are having treated. There is no downtime after a Laser Genesis treatment, nor will you have any restrictions on your normal activities. Redness and sensitivity in treated areas is a possible side effect, is generally very mild when it occurs and typically resolves during the first hour after treatment.

Does Laser Genesis have any side effects?

Laser Genesis is a safe and effective treatment that has few to no side effects for most patients. Some patients do report having mild redness in treated areas immediately after treatment but that quickly disappears within an hour of their session. Reduced hair growth in treated areas is another reported although rare symptom. If you wish to have Laser Genesis where hair growth may be affected, for example, if you are a man who wishes to keep their beard, talk to Dr. Birchall about whether Laser Genesis is your best treatment option; Dr. Birchall can arrange for you to have an alternative skin rejuvenation treatment in these cases. You will have no downtime after your Laser Genesis treatment and aftercare is minimal. Sunscreen is strongly recommended to protect treated areas from harmful UV rays after Laser Genesis, however. Our team of skin experts will be able to recommend some highly effective products, which you will also be able to sample at our offices.

How should I care for my skin immediately after treatment?

Aftercare is a critical aspect of any procedure, including a Laser Genesis treatment. Protecting your skin from the sun will be among the most important steps you can take to avoid problems and ensure your results. You can take a few easy steps to shield delicate skin from sunlight immediately after treatment. First, avoid direct, intense sunlight whenever possible. If you will be outside for prolonged periods of time, wear a wide-brimmed hat to block the sun. Also, wearing sunscreen is highly-recommended after having a non-ablative laser treatment, such as Laser Genesis, and is a great way to continue to protect your skin.

If you are concerned about redness in the immediate few hours after your treatment, we also carry a range of products that will protect your complexion and diffuse any post-procedure flush. You will be able to experience them for yourself after your treatment.

When will I see my Laser Genesis results?

Your Laser Genesis results will begin in the lower layers of the skin as soon as you have your treatment but it may take three to four weeks before your results begin to be visible on the surface of your skin, as older skin cells give way to newer ones. Further, since every individual’s body is different, your results will begin to appear at their own unique rate. However, you will continue to experience positive improvements from your treatment over the coming weeks. Most patients experience optimal results 12 weeks after treatment.

How long will the results of Laser Genesis last?

You will need a full course of treatment to obtain maximum results from Laser Genesis; however, the number of sessions you will need will vary, based on your symptoms and the extent of your treatment area. Usually, between five and 10 treatments are necessary, approximately four to six weeks apart. After you have completed all your sessions, you can expect your results to last between six and 12 months before any touch-ups are needed. Our team will ensure that you continue to look healthy and refreshed by scheduling the ideal number of follow-ups to maintain your results.

Laser Genesis at Dermacare can give you the youthful look you want now!

A good outcome depends on more than selecting a sound treatment; the quality of the care you receive matters. That’s why patients trust Dr. Birchall and his experienced team for all their skincare needs. Dr. Birchall’s years of experience in family medicine directly translate to far superior results. The results of past patients prove it. His patients enjoy not only a much more refreshed look but also results that reveal their unique personality and help them shine.

Call Dermacare now to schedule your in-person consultation with us today. You can reach our Carlsbad location by calling (760) 448-8100 or our Rancho Bernardo location at (858) 487-3376. Alternatively, fill out our convenient online consultation form. At Dermacare, we look forward to helping you look good now and for years to come. See you soon!

The information about Laser Genesis on this page was reviewed by Dr. Jeff Birchall. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.