This procedure primarily treats skin redness, brown spots and sun damage. Photo genesis is an innovative way to quickly, safely and comfortably improve your skin’s texture, tone and color on the face, chest, arms and hands without gel or topical anesthetics. Signs of sun damage and age spots will usually flake off after one or two treatments, leaving clearer, younger-looking skin.
Photo Genesis (IPL) – FAQ
Virtually anywhere you have uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure.
The actual treatemnt takes only a few minutes. Since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit within your lunch hour.
Typically, one to two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas, or excessively sun damaged skin.
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Your mottled complexion will clear.
Many patients see significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month of more.