Laser Genesis is an excellent treatment option for both acne scars and the redness left behind after old acne clear (called post-inflammatory erythema.) Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Laser Genesis is a 1064nm short-pulsed laser that is non-ablative, meaning it does not break the barrier of the skin. We use the Laser Genesis to treat rosacea, decrease the size of enlarged pores, improve the appearance of fine lines on the skin, and of course to treat acne scarring and the marks left from acne.”
The Laser Genesis works in two ways to improve acne scarring. The first mechanism collapses tiny, superficial blood vessels on the skin that produce the appearance of redness on the area of old acne lesions. The second mechanism promotes the production of healthy collagen to improve the texture of pitted acne scars. One of the great things about the Laser Genesis treatment is that it does not require any downtime and the treatment itself does not involve any discomfort.
You may continue your prescription and at-home acne treatments while undergoing the series of Laser Genesis treatments. Laser Genesis does not make your skin more sun sensitive or interact with any other treatments. After a series of Laser Genesis treatments, dramatic improvement is seen in both the texture and tone of your skin. Laser Genesis is an exciting treatment, because it addresses many factors that lead to the appearance of marks and scarring on the skin. There is no need for separate treatments to address redness and shallow scars; both issues can be treated simultaneously with the treatment.