Can Laser Genesis Reduce your Acne Scars?
Acne is the bane of every teenagers’ existence. But for some, it leaves them scarred for life, literally. Acne affects over 40 to 50 million Americans yearly, and not all of them are teenagers. In fact, many are older adults who are experiencing a resurgence of the acne they had as a teenager.
Acne scarring is a major concern for both teenagers and adults who suffer from it, and it can affect self-esteem at any age. Acne scar removal can help many people feel better about themselves and alleviate the need for expensive cosmetics. The Laser Genesis is a new type laser that can help you get rid of those ugly acne scars.
How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
The Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser that stimulates collagen production in the dermis, the lower layer of the skin. But how does it work?
What is Laser Genesis Acne Scar Treatment in St. Louis?
The Laser Genesis is a Nd:YAG laser. Nd:YAG is an acronym for Neodymium, Yttrium, Aluminum, and Garnet and is a crystal used in lasers that, interestingly, is also used as an imitation diamond in jewelry.
The Laser Genesis uses micro-pulses of energy to create “bulk heating,” a term used to describe the warming of the dermal layer of the skin. This bulk heating stimulates collagen remodeling. Collagen is the building blocks of the skin and the term remodeling refers to the rebuilding that takes place when new collagen is created.
Collagen remodeling improves the appearance of brown spots and facial inflammation. It can also improve the look of fine wrinkles and lines. In some cases, the Laser Genesis actually helps clear the acne itself by decreasing the amount of oil produced by the skin and shrinking pores.
The Laser Genesis Procedure
Unlike many facial treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the Laser Genesis procedure is actually quite pleasant. It creates a warming sensation throughout the face that can be quite relaxing. There is no stinging sensation or smell as with a CO2 laser which ablates the epidermis.
You will need about four to six treatments to get the best results from the Laser Genesis. Most people start to see results after about three treatments and notice a difference in their acne scars after four to five treatments. Another benefit of the Laser Genesis is anyone can have it done regardless of skin type or color.
Laser Genesis at the Sheen Vein Institute
At the Sheen Vein Institute, we offer the latest technology in skin rejuvenation, and our staff will take the time to work with you and create a treatment plan that gets results. Contact the Sheen Vein Institute today to schedule an appointment.