Q: How does the treatment feel?
A: A numbing cream will be applied an hour prior to the treatment to maximize your comfort level but your physician will discuss with you the most appropriate methods to alleviate any discomfort. You will feel heat and some pressure. Compared with CO2 lasers, many find Genius much more tolerable.
Q: How long is the downtime?
A: There is an initial redness and swelling which substantially subsides after 24-36 hours. It can take up to a week for this to completely resolve. Most people resume normal activities within 48 hours.
Q: How long will my results last?
A: Unlike many other procedures, Genius has long lasting results since it is your own body that is at work. The effects could last for years.
Q: How long before I see results?
A: You can expect to see some changes as soon as a day or two after the procedure. However, your body will continue to rebuild the collagen and elastin for several weeks after that, so you will see improvement over the next six months.
Q: How long does the treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
A: Depending on the area being treated, treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and up to an hour (allow an additional hour for numbing). Your physician will discuss your goals which will determine the length and number of treatments you will need. Many see results after just 1 treatment but it typically takes 3 treatments to get optimal results as opposed to 6 treatments as with many other treatments.