Laser Genesis vs. IPL Photo Facials: What is the Difference?

With the wide variety of laser treatments available today, it’s easy to get a bit confused.

IPL photo facials are very often confused with Laser Genesis treatments. This is what you need to know about these two popular treatments.

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a laser treatment that is used to target mild scars, reduce redness, even out skin tone and texture, minimise enlarged pores and kill any acne bacteria.

This treatment encourages collagen production and elasticity to help you achieve a more youthful glow.

Both men and women can benefit from the Laser Genesis treatment but multiple sessions will be required. Laser Genesis targets the lower levels of the skin by heating them up, which repairs the look and feel of the skin. This treatment can be used on the face and neck area or to reduce scars and stretch marks on various areas of the body.

What to expect during your Laser Genesis treatment

Before your treatment commences, you will need to remove any makeup or creams from your face. For men, all facial hair will need to be shaved. Topical numbing creams will not be required for this treatment.

 Laser Genesis will create a warm sensation on your skin and since there are no side effects and no downtime is required, you can go back to your normal activities directly after your treatment.

In some cases, there might be slight reddening of the skin and if so, it’s important to use a high-SPF sunscreen.

You will see a noticeable difference after each Laser Genesis treatment at Clinica Lase.

IPL Photo Facials

During this treatment, intense pulses of light will be used to reduce blemishes and skin redness. The wavelengths from the laser can also combat uneven skin pigmentation, reduce broken blood vessels and tone the facial skin too.

 What to expect during your IPL Photo Facial treatment

The IPL is absorbed by your skin, which causes pigment to break up and collagen and elastin production to increase. Even though multiple treatments will be required, you will start seeing a change after your first session. Your skin will also feel suppler and look smoother.

Most patients will need around 4 – 6 treatments, each spaced 2 weeks apart and then one treatment per month to maintain their results.

Since this is a non-surgical procedure, you will be able to return to work and your usual daily activities directly after your appointment. While there are very few side effects associated with this treatment, it can have different effects on different skin types.

Your photo facial won’t take longer than an hour but as your skin improves, your sessions will be shorter.

So which treatment should you choose?

There are so many factors that play a role in choosing the right laser or skin treatment that it’s best to rather consult with a professional laser clinic such as Clinica Lase so that they can evaluate your skin and help you make an informed decision based on your skin goals and type.


Willie Friedman

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