Skin aging: You can’t avoid it. But you can take steps to slow down the aging process and to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful for as long as possible.
Many people want to do whatever they can to look and feel more youthful. At the same time, many people don’t have a lot of time to spare. The trouble is, popular treatments of the past often require weeks of downtime. They make the skin red and cause swelling, meaning most people want to avoid being seen in public for as long as possible.
Newer treatments, such as Laser Genesis and SkinPen, help to boost collagen production. The result is a reduction in the appearance of pores, minimization of fine lines and a reduction in acne scarring. Performing Laser Genesis and SkinPen together, aka “GenPen,” means you can enjoy a refreshed appearance without a lot of downtimes. It’s never been easier to feel confident in your appearance on your schedule.
What is Laser Genesis?
The benefits of Laser Genesis have been underestimated for many years. It’s a minimally invasive laser treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture and minimize areas redness.
The treatment uses thermal energy to reach into the dermal layers of the skin. There, it stimulates the production of new skin cells as well as the production of collagen, a protein that helps to keep your skin firm and smooth. As you get older, collagen production naturally decreases.
Laser Genesis is usually pain-free and doesn’t require any anesthetic. Some patients describe feeling a warming sensation on their skin during the procedure.
There’s no need for downtime after Laser Genesis. You might notice some redness on the treated area, but that typically fades within an hour or so.
Over the course of a few weeks, treatment results begin to appear. You’ll notice your skin looking tighter and any areas of redness minimized. Many people decide to have several Laser Genesis treatment sessions, usually between three and four, to get the most out of the procedure.
What is SkinPen?
Microneedling, aka collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenating treatment that’s been around for more than 20 years but has lately become more and more popular thanks to social media. People have been sharing their experience and results with microneedling on Instagram, leading to an increase in demand for the treatment.
SkinPen is the only FDA-approved microneedling device that uses a series of fine needles to create microchannels in the skin. The creation of microchannels helps serums to penetrate deeper into the skin, providing optimal results. Additionally, the tiny injuries created in the skin by the SkinPen encourage the production of collagen and help to improve blood flow to the treated area.
Like Laser Genesis, there is no need for downtime after treatment with SkinPen. The skin might be slightly swollen and red immediately afterward, but the redness and swelling usually diminish quickly. The skin will be slightly flaky for about five days after treatment.
As the skin continues to produce more collagen, many people continue to see improvement in their skin’s appearance several weeks after treatment. Like Laser Genesis, multiple treatment sessions with SkinPen are recommended to produce the best results.
Better Together: What Happens When You Combine Laser Genesis and SkinPen Treatments
Sometimes, you get the most bang for your buck when you combine minimally invasive treatments. When SkinPen and Laser Genesis are performed at the same time, you have the chance to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
During GenPen, Laser Genesis is performed first. The treatment instantly tightens the lower layers of your skin.
Next, SkinPen is performed. Your provider will apply a serum after treatment to help improve your results.
As when each is done on its own, there’s no need for downtime after GenPen. Right after the dual-treatment, your skin might feel like it’s slightly windburned. That sensation usually fades away by the next day.
Your skin might also be a bit red for a couple of days after treatment. Luckily, if you’re feeling self-conscious about the redness, you have the option of wearing full-coverage make-up starting the day after treatment.
You’re also likely to notice a bit of flaking after a few days. That flakiness is a sign that the microneedling has kickstarted your body’s wound-healing process and that you’re beginning to produce new collagen.
Initial results should be visible about a week after treatment. Many people continue to see improvements for up to six months after their initial GenPen session. While you can get great results after a single session, you’ll get the best results possible with a series of three to six GenPen treatments.
Benefits of GenPen
GenPen offers plenty of benefits to the right candidate. The benefits include:
- Reduction in pore size
- Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines
- Reduction of redness
- Minimization of scarring
- Tightening of mildly sagging skin
- Increased collagen production
Who’s a Good Candidate for GenPen?
If you’re concerned about the effects of aging on your skin or want to reduce redness, minimize your pores or firm up skin that’s starting to sag, you might be a good candidate for GenPen. The dual-treatment is ideal for people who are in good general health and who understand the treatment process for both Laser Genesis and SkinPen. GenPen is ideal for all skin types.
Ready to rejuvenate your skin without the lengthy downtime required by more traditional treatments? Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, is pleased to offer GenPen treatments to people who want a more youthful look and who don’t have time to waste on downtime. To learn more about the combined treatments, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.