Combining IPL and Laser Genesis: benefits of the 2D facial

Stephany AngelacosSeattle skincare

Would you like to restore your skin’s youthful glow? 

Take advantage of our popular 2D facial which combines the skin-rejuvenating power of an IPL Photofacial with the collagen-boosting abilities of Laser Genesis to tone, tighten, and improve the overall texture of your skin, all with no social downtime. By treating each layer of the skin simultaneously, our non-invasive 2D Facial will leave you with a luminous complexion, while minimizing skin imperfections that can add years to your appearance. 

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL is a treatment that focuses on treating the surface of your skin to improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation/brown spots, redness, and tiny veins associated with sun damage. It can also improve skin texture, tone, and color by using a specific wavelength of broad-spectrum light to gently and precisely treat deep below the skin’s surface. 

Is IPL painful?

The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. While everyone has a different pain tolerance, most of our patients experience very minimal discomfort.

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is the second component of the 2D Laser Facial. While the IPL Photofacial addresses the surface of the skin, Laser Genesis is a heat-based laser that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen growth resulting in a more youthful skin tone and texture. The heat generated by the laser helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, and improve the appearance of rosacea and acne scars. With Laser Genesis, there is no redness, blistering, or downtime following treatment. The benefits of the treatment improve with time as new collagen is created, restoring a smooth, youthful appearance to your face.

Is Laser Genesis Painful?

Most patients report little to no pain associated with this treatment. In fact, a Laser Genesis treatment is often described as relaxing and therapeutic. The laser provides a warming sensation to the skin similar to the sensation one feels when standing near a fire. While there is no downtime, you may have some redness post-treatment that can last up to 24 hours.

What are the benefits of a 2D laser facial? Benefits of Combining IPL + Laser Genesis

While each of these treatments can be done separately, the 2D Laser Facial combines the skin rejuvenating superpowers of the IPL Photofacial with the collagen-boosting effects of Laser Genesis to treat all layers of the skin simultaneously for incredible, age-defying results. 

When done separately, each modality is only treating one tone within the spectrum. For example, Laser Genesis only targets red and pinks whereas IPL works best on brown spots and hyperpigmentation. Combining the two therapies will yield improved results. By combining the two you are able to get the benefits of targeting sun spots and broken capillaries while also stimulating collagen and elastin; two treatments in one sitting, all with no social downtime.

Unlike other laser treatments, the 2D facial is appropriate for nearly all skin types, is safe, effective, and virtually pain-free.

Benefits of the 2D Laser Facial include:

  • Reduced sun damage
  • Reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced skin redness, sunspots, and brown spots
  • Reduced pore size
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Improved appearance of acne scars
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Diminished redness and veins associated with Rosacea
  • Smoother skin 
  • Reduced breakouts

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients require four to six 2D Laser Facials for maximum results. Your treatment plan will depend upon your specific aesthetic goals and the extent of the sun damage on your face. During your consultation, we’ll give you a better idea of how many treatments you’ll need to address your particular skin concerns and to achieve the results you’re looking for.

When paired together, IPL + Laser Genesis are a powerful combination that will improve your skin’s overall texture and tone to leave you looking luminous and youthful. As mentioned above, as with many of our skin treatments here at the Polyclinic Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Center in Seattle, a series of four to six is recommended, spaced three to six weeks apart, for optimal results. Our Master Estheticians, Haley Trudeau, and Dina de Guzman can use the combination of IPL and Laser Genesis to help you address some of your most challenging skin issues, resulting in an enviable complexion that will help you look as radiant as you feel.

Call our Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation. We’d love to meet you! 206.860.5582.