Renew your skin’s youthful glow with Laser Genesis, a breakthrough laser treatment that harnesses the body’s inherent healing abilities to reverse the signs of skin ageing and sun damage and promote a vibrant complexion.


Laser Genesis is performed using Cutera’s proprietary Nd:YAG laser technology. By delivering short pulses of 1064nm wavelength laser into the skin, Laser Genesis can address a wide range of common cosmetic concerns without downtime. Laser Genesis is considered an industry gold standard due to its superior comfort level, convenience and safety profile.

How Does Laser Genesis Work?

Laser Genesis penetrates the skin’s surface and gently heats the upper dermis, the layer of the skin where collagen is found. Collagen is a structural protein that plays a key role in maintaining skin strength and elasticity. Production of collagen naturally slows over time, causing wrinkles, skin laxity and other changes associated with skin ageing. Laser Genesis helps reverse these changes by generating heat that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and activates collagen remodelling. This simultaneously enhances the skin’s quality on a cellular level and creates visible improvements on the skin’s surface.

What Is Laser Genesis Used For?

Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for conditions affecting the face and neck, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Redness associated with acne or rosacea
  • General skin rejuvenation

How Should I Prepare My Skin Before a Laser Genesis Treatment?

Little preparation is required before a Laser Genesis treatment. We recommend optimising your skincare routine as advised by our dermatologist and our dermal clinicians. Sun protection is always important.

What Does Laser Genesis Treatment Involve? What Does it Feel Like? Is it Painful?

When you arrive for your Laser Genesis appointment, your laser clinician will cleanse your skin and provide you with safety eyewear. Your clinician will then pass the laser handpiece over the treatment zone in sections, holding it about half an inch above the surface of your skin. You will feel a gradual warming of your skin as the laser delivers heat to your upper dermis. Patients describe the treatment as being relaxing and feeling like warm rain. Laser Genesis does not require pain relief.

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is a convenient lunchtime treatment with no downtime. Because it is gentle and minimally-invasive, most patients can return to their normal routine immediately after a session. You may experience some post-procedural redness, but it is generally slight and dissipates within an hour.

What Aftercare Should I Do After Laser Genesis?

The most important thing to remember after treatment with Laser Genesis is sun protection. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen if you will be outdoors for any length of time. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities for 48 hours post-procedure. We also recommend avoiding steam rooms, saunas, and chlorinated and saltwater pools.

Are There Side Effects Associated With Laser Genesis?

Most patients report few, if any, side effects. The most common side effect is minor redness that subsides within a few hours after treatment. This can be covered with makeup if desired.

What Improvements Can I Expect With Laser Genesis Skin Therapy?

The results of a single Laser Genesis treatment are immediate but subtle. You will notice a healthier, more radiant complexion as minor imperfections diminish, fine lines soften and pores are minimised. With a series of Laser Genesis treatments, your results can be quite dramatic. Over the course of multiple sessions, you can expect a reduction of diffuse redness, fading of acne scarring, reduced appearance of lines and pores, and an increasingly youthful look propelled by new collagen production.

How Many Laser Genesis Treatments Will I Need?

It is common for our patients to undertake an initial course of six treatments and then move to a maintenance program if required. The needs of every patient’s skin are unique, so it is important to schedule a consultation to find out precisely how many Laser Genesis treatments you can expect to require.

What Combination Treatment Can I Have With Laser Genesis?

A combined treatment approach often yields the most significant benefits. At Northside Dermatology, we recommend:

  • Laser Genesis and Vascular Laser: a combination of short and long pulsed laser to improve redness and skin texture
  • Laser Genesis and Laser for Pigment: a combined treatment for pigmentation and skin texture
  • Laser Genesis and Skin Needling: a combined treatment for acne scarring
  • Genesis Peel: custom chemical peel and Laser Genesis
  • Express Genesis Peel: custom chemical peel and Laser Genesis for those on-the-go
  • Laser Genesis and Rejuvenation Mask

What Does Laser Genesis Cost?

The cost of Laser Genesis depends on your individual needs and goals, as well as the number of sessions required to achieve your desired outcome. Please see our pricing page for more information.

What Does Our Principal Dermatologist Say About Laser Genesis?

Dr Liu recommends Laser Genesis for many reasons:

  • It is a perfect treatment for our patients who want a multi-tasking rejuvenation option without any downtime
  • It targets a wide range of concerns — including redness, fine lines and scars — and stimulates dermal collagen production
  • It is suitable for use on any skin type, including darker skin
  • It can be performed a day or two before an event to ensure your skin is refreshed and glowing

To find out if you are a candidate for Laser Genesis, call Northside Dermatology on 03 8582 8688 to book an appointment.

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