What is the GeniusTM and how does it work?
The GeniusTM is the latest and greatest FDA-approved skincare technology that takes microneedling to a whole new level with the added benefits of radiofrequency –and Skinstyle Dermatology is one of the first offices to have the machine in Los Angeles!
Microneedling uses tiny sterile needles to create micro-wounds in the skin and stimulate new collagen production. The GeniusTM takes this one step further by delivering a flash of radiofrequency energy (heat) while the micro-needles are in the skin. These tiny zones of heat injury amplify the level of new collagen and elastin that is stimulated from microneedling alone. The resulting tissue tightening and remodeling deep within the skin becomes visible lifting, smoothening, and softening of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and surgical scars at the skin’s surface.
What is GeniusTM used to treat?
The GeniusTM is used to treat stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles including vertical lip lines around the mouth and crow’s feet around the eyes. It improves the appearance of skin texture, elasticity and tone, stretch marks, deep and superficial acne and surgical scars, and pores by promoting collagen production deep within the skin! We also love the GeniusTM for lifting and tightening of the lower face, jawline and neck. Finally, ask us about use GeniusTM to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms too! Hyperhidrosis Treatment
How many treatment sessions are necessary?
The number of treatments vary depending on the type and severity of the condition that is being treated. We recommend starting with at least three to four monthly sessions.
What can I expect during treatment?
With use of prescription topical numbing cream and a forced air cooling system (Zimmer) during the procedure, our patients are very comfortable. Some patients may feel heat and tingling during their treatment. The GeniusTM treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What can I expect post-treatment?
After a GeniusTM treatment, patients generally have mild redness, swelling, and warmth for one to two days followed by a rough texture to the skin that gradually flakes off in one to two weeks. Optimal results are seen after 3 months, as it takes time for new collagen and elastin production to occur. Patients are advised limit sun exposure/practice sun safety before and after treatment.
What is a combo treatment?
For best results, we highly recommend combining the GeniusTM with the LaseMDTM and getting an amazing treatment for texture AND pigmentation in one efficient session that takes about 30 minutes to complete! The LaseMDTM targets brown discoloration of the skin such as sun-induced brown spots, old acne marks, and Melasma. The downtime for the combined procedure is similar to the GeniusTM procedure on its own. LASEMD
Are there potential side effects?
The GeniusTM microneedling radiofrequency treatment is very safe. Predictable side effects are mild in nature, and serious side effects (including scarring and changes in pigmentation) are rare and unlikely to occur in experienced hands. Keep in mind GeniusTM is often used to treat scarring…