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Genesis and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) are two distinct laser therapies that when used in combination help diminish facial redness and veins. This combination therapy is known as a multidimensional approach, which Dr. Clinton believes is the best approach for treating facial redness.
To treat redness/rosacea, Dr. Clinton first uses Genesis, a treatment performed with the 1064 Nd Yag Laser. She then follows this procedure with IPL, a treatment that safely and effectively improves skin texture, tone and color with no downtime.
Genesis and IPL both stimulate the production of collagen deep within the skin’s dermis.
Genesis also heats the small capillaries in the treated area, essentially targeting the microvasculature under the skin, closing off the offending blood vessels and reducing facial redness.
During the Genesis procedure, Dr. Clinton guides the laser’s handpiece back and forth over the skin, which produces a warming sensation that many patients find relaxing.
After treatment, skin may appear slightly flushed, but redness typically disappears with 1 to 2 hours.
During IPL, Dr. Clinton uses a different laser to deliver a precise amount of light deep within the skin through a series of gentle pulses.
During the 15- to 30-minute IPL treatment, expect a bright light followed by a mild and temporary stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
For optimal results, Dr. Clinton usually recommends 4 to 6 treatments, 3 to 6 weeks apart.
Use cold compresses as needed for comfort. See complete treatment instructions.