What conditions does GENIUS™ treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scars and acne scarring
- Skin laxity
What areas can the GENIUS™ treat?
Genius can treat the skin on face, neck, décolletage, arms, knees, or surgery scars on other body areas.
How soon will I see results?
You can expect to see some changes within a day or two after their first session of GENIUS™. However, your body will continue to build collagen for several weeks after that, so you will typically see improvement over the next four to six months. This is because the body takes time to create new collagen in the skin and to contract and remodel the connective tissue fibers.
How long will my results last?
Unlike many other procedures, this has long-lasting results as it is your own body at work. With proper maintenance and a good skin care regimen, the effects could last for years. Benefits of the GENIUS™ technology can be enhanced by a comprehensive cosmetic skin care program.
Will I need more than one series of treatments?
Benefits of the GENIUS™ technology can be enhanced by a comprehensive skin care program and maintenance treatments after the initial series of three treatments.
Does it hurt?
There may be some discomfort with the procedure. We use a topical numbing cream that dramatically reduces the sensation of the skin during the treatment. Most patients are fine with just this application. For some patients with anxiety, we offer PRO-NOX™ which is a pneumatically driven gas system designed to deliver a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture to patients for the relief of pain and anxiety. The PRO-NOX™ is patient-controlled inhaled analgesia for in-office use and takes effect in seconds, offering immediate relief of pain and anxiety. If you decide to use the Pro-Nox for the procedure, you will not have to have a driver to accompany you home. The effects of the Pro-Nox will be gone in five minutes of the last inhalation of the analgesia.
How long does the treatment take?
Each session takes about 30 minutes. This involves application of the topical numbing cream (one hour prior to procedure), preparing the skin surface, and delivering the treatment. The specific time required for the GENIUS™ energy delivery depends on the number of areas being treated, but typically is about 30 minutes.
How long before I can return to my normal activities? Can I go back to work afterward?
There is minimal downtime from GENIUS™ treatments. The treated area will be swollen and inflamed or irritated in appearance for about 24-36 hours. No specific post-treatment medication, measures, or restrictions are required. All patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. However, many patients will go back to work the day after their treatment session, though this varies according to personal preference.