IPL Photo Genesis alternatively known as photo-rejuvenation, involves a series of gentle treatments designed to rejuvenate ageing and sun damaged skin utilizing light.
Photo Genesis is a third generation IPL device that targets red and brown discolouration. Photo Genesis is a part of a class 4 medical laser system, the Cutera Xeo, which cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.
Before starting any treatment that involves peeling or laser or light therapy for pigmentation, it is imperative to start the appropriate home care regime at least 10 to 14 days prior to commencing treatments. Our Doctors and/or therapists will recommend the best pigment lightening and inhibiting products in a tailor made program specifically for what your skin needs.
IPL Photo Genesis alternatively known as photo-rejuvenation, involves a series of gentle treatments designed to rejuvenate aging and sun damaged skin utilizing light. These non-invasive, no down-time procedures improve redness, sunspots, fine lines, uneven tone and pore size to restore youthful skin to the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Photo Genesis can be used on any sun damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, chest, hands, legs and back.
Good candidates for this procedure are people with freckled, discoloured, red blotchy skin or those with poor skin texture and/or large pores. In addition, this is a very effective treatment for the redness or dilated blood vessels and the flushing of Rosacea.
The CoolGlide laser treatment is not painful. No local anaesthesia and pain medication is required during the treatment. The Cutera CoolGlide hand piece gently glides along the skin, giving a cooling effect. However, some patients often experience a stinging sensation or a mild pinch when a pulse of light is emitted.
Photo Genesis selectively treats the red or brown spots on your skin. It’s the heating and destruction of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. The superficial heating also causes dilated capillaries, which are responsible for the flushing and diffuse redness of Rosacea, to shrink. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured, however its appearance can be improved.
With the advent of photo rejuvenation devices, virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for improving their complexion and brightening their skin.
One of the most common signs of aging, is the appearance of a mottled complexion with sun spots and splotchy skin to redness due to enlarged vessels or capillaries. The new concept today is to start with photo rejuvenation devices early so as to prevent the deterioration of skin colour as one gets older .Virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for a little brightening of their skin with a Photo genesis treatment.
Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured; however its appearance can be improved and maintained with PhotoGenesis treatments and the appropriate topical skin care regime. Remember to always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage, especially after a light-based procedure.