Dr. Sheryl D. Clark, M.D. is one of New York City’s
Top-Rated Dermatologists for Laser Genesis Treatments
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser procedure used to kick-start new collagen production and reduce brown spots and redness, to repair signs of aging and sun damage.
About Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser procedure used to kick-start new collagen production and reduce brown spots and redness, to repair signs of aging and sun damage. The procedure uses micropulse technology at a wavelength of 1064nm, firing 8000 to 10,000 short bursts of energy during a treatment to the face so quickly that it doesn’t damage the skin’s surface.
It can safely treat fine lines, uneven texture, dullness, redness, rosacea, acne, large pores, and acne scars, all without downtime.
The Laser Genesis device can safely treat skin anywhere on the face or body, and it’s often combined with other procedures for optimal results. One of the major benefits of this laser treatment is that it’s much less likely to trigger hyperpigmentation in patients with dark skin, unlike many other lasers.
FAQ & More Info.
- little to no downtime after a treatment, with mild redness or flushing for a few hours
- little to no discomfort
- Laser Genesis can be performed on the same day as many other procedures
- can treat rosacea and symptoms of rosacea—like irritation, swelling, pain, and sensitivity—by targeting broken capillaries, diffuse redness, and flushing
- considered very low-risk
- tolerated by all skin tones, even those that are prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- fine hairs are erased during treatment
- a series of treatments needed for best results, perhaps four to six weekly sessions.
- doesn’t offer dramatic results for deep wrinkles and severe sun damage
- full benefits take time to manifest. You may not begin to see a difference until several weeks after your first treatment.
Laser Genesis is gentle enough for all skin types and tones. If you’re pregnant or nursing, avoid all laser treatments. Additionally, if you have any irritation in the treatment area, such as a wound, cut, or rash, skip the lasers until you’re healed.
Tip: Some lasers can cause problems if you’ve used isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, but Laser Genesis is different. You can actually have Laser Genesis while on Accutane to decrease acne more quickly and improves redness.
The Laser Genesis procedure starts with a thorough skin cleansing in order to remove makeup, oil, and dirt. Numbing cream is usually unnecessary and ill-advised: it affects the blood vessels, so you may not get as much of a redness-reducing benefit, and reduces the ability of the patient to provide feedback during the treatment.
You’ll be given protective eyewear before the treatment starts. As the laser’s handpiece glides over the skin, you’ll feel subtle warmth and tingling, like tiny firecrackers all over the surface of the skin. After the treatment, your technician may apply a moisturizer, hydrating serum (ideally with hyaluronic acid), or growth-factor skin peptide, followed by sunscreen.
A study from 2011 (footnote) reported that 98% of test subjects were satisfied with their Laser Genesis procedure. After 30 days, these same volunteers had biopsies to determine that elastin had increased in the dermis, improving the look of dilated pores, acne scarring, skin texture, and fine lines.
Fading of blood vessels, acne scars and age spots should be long-lasting, especially if the treatment is combined with medical-grade skin care and sunscreen. Melasma can recur and require maintenance treatment. Other problems can recur as you continue to age, especially if you smoke or tan in the sun without adequate sunscreen protection
About the Dermatologist: Sheryl D. Clark, M.D., F.A.A.D.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Clark is a highly skilled specialist for various dermatological concerns. Whether you want to treat a cosmetic or medical concern, she fully devotes herself to each treatment.
If you require a treatment that is outside of the ones we offer, she still works with you to find the best option for you. She can recommend you to surgeons or other experts who will be able to safely and effectively treat your condition. Her “patients over profits” approach means that her goal is for you to get the treatment you need in order to feel and look better.