Ever look back at photos of yourself and wish you could bring back the radiance of your 20s? This new treatment helps ease wrinkles and redness from the inside out.
If you’re anything like me, I’ve recently begun looking back at photos of myself in my early 20s, marveling at how fresh-faced and radiant I was… and kicking myself for not embracing it.
So with the volume dwindling from my face, the fine lines and jowling appearing and the need for botox and fillers increasing, I thought it was time to take matters back into my own hands and fix this from the inside out.
Rather than injecting foreign toxins into my face, it was time to look at a treatment which would naturally stimulate collagen, using my body’s own protein, to return my face to as close to the fresh-faced radiance of my 20s.
So I headed over to the stunning Skin Divinity clinic at Mermaid Beach for a treatment using Cutera’s latest miracle worker – the Laser Genesis.
The innovative technology uses laser therapy to gently heat the deep layers of the skin, promoting new collagen production and encouraging vibrant and healthy-looking skin.
It can also be used to correct many skin conditions including reducing redness and rosacea, even skin texture and large open pores.
It is a non-invasive laser that uses technology to gently go past the surface skin layers and gently heat the deep dermal layer by distributing laser energy over thousands of micro pulses. In bypassing the surface layer, the laser doesn’t blast the top of the skin which often leads to down time.
My treatment started with a relaxing and luxurious cleanse before the laser came out.
I covered my eyes with goggles to protect them and then it began.
As my clinician moved the laser over sections, it felt like a warm beam moving slowly across my face.
She tells me some clients say it feels like ‘warm raindrops’.
It warmed my face with minimal discomfort apart from a few more delicate sections where I felt the odd prick.
It finished with a spin under the LED light which I’m told promotes healing.
I was prepared for a bit of temporary redness after the treatment but I experienced the opposite – my face looked smoother, clearer and my skin tone was immediately more even.
My face felt ultra smooth and had a glow about it.
And I was able to resume my normal activities immediately – which for me involved swinging past for takeaway Zambrero and then an afternoon of watching Real Housewives – my day off guilty pleasure.
It takes several weeks for the collagen to develop and start showing a noticeable difference – and for optimum results up to six treatments are recommended.
After only one treatment, I noticed my skin tone had smoothed and redness eased.
My skin felt tight enough for me to want to continue with treatments to get even better results.
Laser genesis facials starts from $300 per treatment.
*The author was provided a treatment in exchange for a review
Originally published as Laser Genesis: Can this treatment restore face to the radiance of your 20s?