Genesis MedSpa specializes in the treatment of teen and adult acne. Our treatment program begins with a complimentary consultation which includes a Visia, or computerized analysis of your skin. This allows us to customize an acne treatment program designed just for you. Together, we may help control your acne!*
- We will customize a program designed just for your skin.
- May help reduce acne breakouts!4*
- We specialize in both teen and adult acne care*
Acne Treatment Options
Salicylic Acid Peels
These peels are gentle, no down-time peels which help to fight acne.* Salicylic acid is antibacterial, which helps to control the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acne) bacteria that is involved with many peoples’ acne.1 In addition, salicylic acid is attracted to oils and so it facilitates the breakdown of sebum that can clog and enlarge facial pores. Blackheads and whiteheads can be more gently removed by our aestheticians once the salicylic acid has broken the sebum down.
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy is the practice of shining red light onto the skin. Red light is between the wavelengths of 620 nm and 700 nm. Research has shown that red light, when used in specific ways on the skin, helps skin look younger, improves acne lesions, speeds healing time and reduces pain.
The Syneron Laser Genesis can safely, discretely and effectively treat inflammatory acne and/or post-inflammatory hyperplasia (darkened areas left over from acne scars). By gently heating the upper dermal layer of the skin, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen and dilated capillaries to reduce redness. You can expect to see subtle, yet consistent results after each treatment.* Depending upon the severity of inflammation, 6 to 10 treatments may be needed and can be performed every two weeks.4*
The medical staff at Genesis MedSpa can inject small amounts of Kenalog, which is a steroid, into cystic acne lesions, which causes most to disappear within about 12 hours.2 *So, the next time you get a big, painful, ugly pimple that you know isn’t going to go away by itself for a long time, request a free consultation!
Medical Grade Products
An extremely important part of any acne regiment is the products that are being put on your face. As a part of your customized program, the Genesis MedSpa staff will make sure you are on products that may help maximize the benefits you receive from your treatments.*
Scarlet Radio-Frequency (RF) Micro-Needling
In addition to regular micro-needling, Genesis offers Radio-Frequency (RF) micro-needling, which has been described as “micro-needling on steroids”. The treatment is very similar, except that when the needles are underneath the surface of the skin, RF energy is transmitted, which greatly enhances the results.6 Our Scarlet machine produces the best and safest results on the market, with little to no down time. Numbing cream is used so that this is a non-painful procedure. Unlike with traditional micro-needling, most people do not even have significant redness after the treatments because the RF energy coagulates the little blood vessels and so there is less bleeding. The Scarlet is FDA approved and is safe on all skin types. This is a revolutionary treatment for improving texture, softening acne scars and stretch marks, decreasing pore size, improving discoloration and tightening the skin.7
Genesis also offers Agnes, which is an RF energy device designed to target specific tissues. Depending upon the client’s needs, Genesis can use this machine to tighten sagging skin, destroy fat cells, destroy sebaceous glands that are causing acne or blackheads, get rid of under-eye bags and much more.8 Just like the Scarlet, the Agnes is a no down time procedure, although some patients do have a few small bruises.
Agnes and Scarlet can be combined in the same treatment, which is an excellent option for someone who is needing to tighten skin or improve the eye area but who also wants to improve the surface of the skin. Call us today in order to learn more about these clinically proven technologies!
1 “Evidence and Considerations in the Application of Chemical Peels in Skin Disorders and Aesthetic Resurfacing” Marta I. Rendon, MD, corresponding author Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD, Joel L. Cohen, MD, FAAD, Wendy E. Roberts, MD, Isaac Starker, MD, FACS, and Beatrice Wang, MD, FRCPC, FAAD