patient undergoing a Laser Genesis skin rejuvenation treatment in NYC, NY

Laser Genesis

By gently heating the dermis, Genesis rebuilds collagen, evens out skin tone, reduces redness, shrinks pores, and fades hyperpigmentation from acne or melasma.

  • Downtime: Minimal
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: Long-Lasting


Redness, shallow scarring, sun damage, melasma, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture and tone

Side Effects:

Redness, warmth, and dryness for the first few hours after treatment


Primarily used on the face

Follow Up:

Some patients may need a series of treatment sessions to achieve an optimal outcome

How Performed:

Handpiece directs laser energy into dermal layers via micro-channels


Refrain from using retinoid products, glycolic/salicylic acid washes, and depilatories for 7 days prior to your appointment, and ensure you have no makeup or tan (natural, spray, or lotion) on the day of the procedure.

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Reduction of aging symptoms and sun damage, enhanced skin texture and tone


Results are evident once skin heals from procedure, usually just a few days

Laser Genesis before and after results in NY, NY

Laser Genesis is a YAG-based laser facial that is safe in all skin types. By gently heating the dermis, Genesis rebuilds collagen, evens out skin tone, reduces redness, shrinks pores, and fades hyperpigmentation from acne or melasma. It can also be used to improve the appearance of scars.

Patients describe Genesis as feeling like a warm campfire. There is minimal downtime and a noticeable improvement in skin texture can be seen immediately. Depending on desired results, most patients benefit from a treatment series.

A maintenance regimen with treatments at regularly spaced intervals is ideal for keeping up the results.

What is Laser Gensis?

Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser that utilizes micropulses – short and quick bursts of energy that do not damage the skin’s surface. This gentle laser cosmetic treatment works by heating the dermal layers while renewing collagen, one of the skin’s essential building blocks.

As a skin rejuvenating treatment, Laser Genesis can help restore a youthful glow by smoothing out uneven skin textures caused by sun damage, aging, or scars. In addition, it minimizes pores and diminishes minor imperfections, helping you achieve a healthier complexion.

The device can safely treat all skin types. Although providers primarily use Laser Genesis on the face, it can treat any part of the body, including the neck and chest. Its non-aggressive approach is less likely to promote hyperpigmentation in patients with dark skin, unlike other skin resurfacing lasers.

Individual treatments produce subtle results, but the overall effect of consistent sessions can be quite dramatic because the results are cumulative.

What Does Laser Genesis Treat?

Laser Genesis is designed to safely, comfortably, and effectively treat a wide variety of skin issues, including:

  • Redness
  • Shallow scarring
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rosacea 

Who Is A Candidate for Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is an ideal procedure for those wanting a non-surgical approach to addressing early signs of aging and correcting their skin tone and texture. Because it’s such a versatile, non-invasive treatment, anyone, regardless of skin type and tone, can benefit from the procedure. 

Benefits of Laser Genesis for Skin Rejuvenation

Treats all skin types

Does not require topical anesthesia

Treats a wide range of skin concerns

Targets broken capillaries associated with rosacea

Provides a comfortable treatment with minimal downtime

Combines well with other non-invasive treatments

What to Expect During a Treatment Session

A Laser Genesis procedure begins with a thorough skin cleansing. Your skin must be free of any makeup, dirt, and oil. Because it’s a non-ablative device, Laser Genesis does not require any topical anesthetic. However, numbing cream is available to ensure more comfort. You will also be given protective eyewear before the procedure. 

During treatment, the laser’s handpiece will move back and forth across treatment areas about a half-inch away from the skin. As it glides over your skin, you’ll feel a warm and tingling sensation.

If at any point you feel the heat becoming too intense, your dermatologist can easily adjust the device’s settings to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience.

Treatment time is approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

patient undergoing a Laser Genesis treatment in NYC

You will see brighter, healthier-looking skin along with reduced pores, facial redness, and fine lines after a few days or once your skin heals from the procedure. If you have acne, you’ll notice reduced inflammation, less congestion, and a decreased amount of active cysts. You’ll leave each procedure looking rejuvenated. Since the treatment stimulates your body’s self-healing properties, you may experience results that improve over time.

Schedule Your Laser Genesis Consultation with a dermatologist in NYC

Stop the clock on aging and give yourself a rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive medical care and the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments available. To learn more about Laser Genesis and our other anti-aging treatment options and to schedule online, contact the dermatologists at Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO or Uptown, NYC.

Laser Genesis Questions & Answers

Q: Are there any possible side effects from a Laser Genesis treatment?

A: In the hands of skilled and experienced board-certified dermatologists, Laser Genesis is considered an extremely safe and low-risk procedure. The most common side effects are slight redness, warmth, and dryness post-treatment that should resolve on its own within a few hours.

Q: How Long Will My Results Last?

A: Results from a series of treatments can last anywhere from 6-12 months. To prolong and maintain results, patients can have Laser Genesis treatments once a month or a total of 4-6 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart to achieve their desired outcome. Your treatment plan will depend on your skin issues and your desired results. 

Your lifestyle is also key to your skin’s health. You can extend your Laser Genesis results by limiting sun exposure, wearing sunscreen (especially on treated areas), quitting smoking, staying hydrated, and combining treatments with medical-grade skin care and other skin rejuvenating procedures such as facials, microdermabrasion, and RF skin-tightening treatments.

Q: Does a Laser Genesis treatment hurt?

A: For most patients, Laser Genesis treatments are a positive, comfortable experience. The device delivers a warm, soothing sensation that patients describe as relaxing. 

Q: What is recovery from a Laser Genesis treatment like?

A: Typically, you won’t have any downtime after the procedure. A Laser Genesis treatment does not involve any burning or peeling that’s usually associated with more aggressive skin resurfacing lasers. You should be able to return to normal activities immediately, using sunscreen if activities require being outdoors. Side effects such as slight redness and dryness should resolve on their own within a few hours after treatment. You may wear makeup to conceal any redness after your treatment. You should see noticeable results within 3-4 weeks as collagen renewal refreshes your skin and gives you a more radiant glow.

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