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Laser Skin Therapy

Genesis and Limelight skin therapy are innovative ways to quickly, safely and comfortably remove sun and age spots from your face, chest, arms, and hands, without gel or anesthetic cream. The signs of sun damage will flake off after one or two treatments, leaving more even color and younger looking skin.

The Genesis laser difference

This is a comfortable treatment of a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating pigment at a lower energy level. There is no need to apply anesthetic gel or cream beforehand. Patients usually see superior results in just one or two treatments. In addition because this system is stimulating cell growth further improvement may be noticed months after the treatments are completed

What areas can be treated?

Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

What does the treatment do?

The visible light delivered by the Genesis and Limelight procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. Heating the pigmented cells causes the therapeutic effect by stimulating growth of new cells.

Is it true that I’ll need to arrive an hour early to apply a numbing cream?

No. Unlike other systems, the Genesis and Limelight treatments require no anesthetic creams or gels before treatment.

How long will the treatment take?

The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.

How safe are these treatments?

Very safe! Both the Limelight and Genesis systems have been FDA cleared. They have been rigorously tested in clinical studies. The pulsed light handpieces are designed to treat only the pigment, not the surrounding skin or tissue.

What happens after the treatment and are there any side effects?

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. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

Will the spots reappear over time?

No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.

Can all of my spots be treated this way?

Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Genesis or Limelight procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. Consult with your medical professional to identify the spots most likely to respond well.

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