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Laser Spa Solar Genesis

Solar Genesis Skin Therapy

Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Laser Treatments at Hedden Plastic Surgery

Solar Genesis skin therapy is a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating sun spots, age spots and freckles at a comfortable energy level. Virtually any part of your body can be safely treated with Solar Genesis. There is no need to apply topical anesthetic or gel beforehand and you can realize superior results in just one or two treatments at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone.

Solar Genesis Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated with Solar Genesis?

Virtually any part of your body with sun spots, age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands are the most popular areas for treatment because they typically have the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

The visible light delivered by the Solar Genesis procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. The therapeutic effect is caused by the heating of the pigmented cells.

What do Solar Genesis treatments feel like?

The handpiece feels cool and comfortable when placed on your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may briefly feel a mild pinching sensation.

How long do Solar Genesis treatments take?

The actual treatment only takes a few minutes. Since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.

Unlike other systems, the Solar Genesis treatment requires no topical anesthetic or gels before treatment. Gel is messy, time-consuming and uncomfortable. Solar Genesis is the next generation in pulsed light treatments. No gel!

How many Solar Genesis treatments will I need?

Solar Genesis model

One or two treatments are typically sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.

What happens after treatment? Are there any side effects?

Immediately following treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next 1 to 3 weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. For complete information on the benefits and risks of Solar Genesis treatments, please contact our Birmingham, Alabama laser spa today to schedule an appointment.

Will the spots reappear over time?

No. New spots may appear, but these too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.

Can all of my spots be treated this way?

Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Solar Genesis procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmentated lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. The professionals at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone can help you identify the spots most likely to respond well to Solar Genesis.

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of their treated spots have shown significant improvement within 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.

To find out more about superior results with Solar Genesis Skin Therapy, please contact our Alabama laser center in Birmingham today.