Photo Genesis™

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Photo Genesis is a third generation IPL device that targets red and brown discolouration. Photo Genesis is a part of a class 4 medical laser system, the Cutera Xeo that cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.

Photo Genesis ™ is a third generation IPL device that has specific program selection for specific problems such as red or brown discolouration and is the best treatment available for the mottled discolouration on the neck called Poikiloderma of Civatte, previously a very difficult condition to treat. The Photo Genesis ™ is a class 4 medical light system that cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1What is Photo Genesis™?
  • 2What awards has the Cutera Photo Genesis won in the international market?
  • 3What are the typical areas that are treated?
  • 4How does Photo Genesis™ work?
  • 5When should one start Photo Genesis™?
  • 6How can Photo Genesis™ give back a youthful appearance and help the ageing process?
  • 7Can Photo Genesis™ be combined with other treatments?
  • 8Is Photo Genesis™ safe?
  • 9Can all skin types be safely treated with Photo Genesis™?
  • 10What To Expect after Photo Genesis™?
  • 11Is Photo Genesis available at all Body Renewal branches?

Photo Genesis ™ alternatively known as photorejuvenation involves a series of gentle treatments designed to rejuvenate ageing and sun damaged skin utilizing light. These non-invasive, no down-time procedures improve redness, sunspots, fine lines, uneven tone and pore size to restore youthful skin to the face, neck, chest, and hands.

In 2007, in the USA, the Aesthetic Trends and Technologies Choice Awards™, nominated the Cutera Solus Opus (Photo Genesis) the best IPL for photo Facial treatments

Photo Genesis ™ can be used on any sun damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, chest, hands, legs and back.

Good candidates for this procedure are people with freckled, discolored, red, blotchy, or those with poor skin texture

Photo Genesis ™ is a third generation IPL device that has specific program selection for specific problems such as red or brown discolouration and is the best treatment available for the mottled discolouration on the neck called Poikiloderma of Civatte, previously a very difficult condition to treat. The Photo Genesis ™ is a class 4 medical light system that cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.

Photo Genesis™ selectively treats the red or brown spots on your skin. It's the heating and destruction of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. The superficial heating also causes dilated capillaries, which are responsible for the flushing and diffuse redness of Rosacea, to shrink .Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured, however its appearance can be improved.

Ageing skin is associated with a range of cosmetic concerns - from pigmentation problems and splotchy skin to redness due to enlarged vessels or capillaries. The development of dry, dull skin also is common, adding to an overall lackluster appearance. Other effects include a loss of collagen, which results in the thinning of the skin and loss of structural integrity or weakening of the skin.

Now with the advent of photo rejuvenation devices, virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for a little brightening of their skin.

One of the most ageing signs is the appearance of a mottled complexion with sun spots problems and splotchy skin to redness due to enlarged vessels or capillaries. The new concept today is to start with photo rejuvenation devices early so as to prevent the deterioration of skin colour as one gets older .Virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for a little brightening of their skin with a Photo genesis treatment.

At Body Renewal Photo Genesis™ is commonly performed as part of a 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™. This combination is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving a significant clearing of the complexion within 2 to 3 weeks when the effects of Photo Genesis™ rejuvenation become evident. Botox and Fillers can safely be combined with Photo Genesis and are commonly performed after the Photo Genesis procedure

At Body Renewal thousands of photo rejuvenation treatments have been administered to our patients with great results with virtually no side effects. We are particularly careful and conservative with the pulsed light procedures. If there is any history of sun exposure within the previous 3 weeks, there is a possible risk of burns which usually resolve without any consequences. Please inform your therapist if you have had sun exposure on the area to be treated in the previous 3 weeks.

No , darker skin types 5 to 6 skin types cannot be treated with Photo Genesis™. If there is a history of tanning in the previous 3 weeks the treatment will have to be rescheduled. Darker skin patients are better treated with peels such beta Peel, TCA and chemibrasion to improve discolouration.

Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade.. Remember to always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage especially for 10 days after a Photo Genesis procedure.

Photo Genesis treatments are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Fourways and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

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