Lasers aren’t just for having fun with the cat or boring PowerPoint presentations. Application of the right laser also can help you achieve healthy and glowing skin.

The first laser was built in 1960, and it’s come a long way since then. A laser is essentially any device that generates an intense beam of light. Lasers are used in everything from drilling, weapon guidance, reading bar codes at the grocery store, playing CDs (who has those any more?), and, of course, skin care.

But before you stick your face on the grocery store scanner, know that not just any laser can shrink pores and reduce wrinkles.

The most-effective laser treatment for skin is Laser Genesis. Laser Genesis is typically used for addressing fine lines, large pores, red skin, uneven skin texture, and scars from acne.

This 30-minute laser procedure uniquely combines long pulse duration and long wavelength. The wavelength targets skin cells and stimulates collagen production and tightening. It’s the treatment’s ability to stimulate collagen production that helps address scars and fine lines. The applied laser also penetrates below the skin’s surface to dissipate trapped blood and damaged capillaries.

During treatment, most patients say they feel a warming sensation as the laser is moved over their skin. The sensation should not be uncomfortable and has even been described as “pleasant.” This warm sensation may continue for 30 minutes after the procedure. You may also experience tingling and a sensation of skin tightening after the procedure.

Laser Genesis is appropriate for most skin types, but you should consult with a skin care professional to see if it is the right treatment for your desired results. Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation.

I recommend four to six treatments, as the overall effect of Laser Genesis is a gradual one. You will start seeing visible results by the third or fourth treatment.

About Jennifer

Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician, nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is also an expert in Laser Genesis and the president of Skintherapy, which is located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. To schedule an appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961.