The Genius™ RF MicroNeedling system is a multiple problem-solver designed to provide individually customized treatment for
- Mild to moderate skin looseness and wrinkling
- Acne scarring
What makes the Genius uniquely customizable is a feature called "Intelligent RF Delivery" that fine tunes the customizations in real time. Resolving the challenges of skin type, skin thickness, age considerations and varying levels of tissue resistance to energy delivery caused by varying skin density can be technologically difficult. With the Genius system, all the variables have been addressed and overcome.
What Can GENIUS RF MicroNeedling Do?
Treatments cause a new production of collagen and elastin which in turn improves scars, skin texture, wrinkles and reduces laxity in these area:
- Neck & Chest
- Body areas with lax skin
Genius's "real time" energy monitoring and adjustment makes the system customize itself to YOUR skin's thickness and energy resistance on every pulse. That means you'll not be over-treated or under-treated for the goal of the treatment.
Images below show different treatments and outcomes with Genius MicroNeedling
How Does RF MicroNeedling Work?
Genius works by delivering radio-frequency energy through gold-plated needles, stimulating your own body’s collagen and elastin production. By providing “real-time” feedback, the energy delivered is precise for each patient, each treatment and each pass with the microneedles.
The tiny microneedles "injure" the skin. This is purposeful and is the basis of how microneedling works, no matter what device is used. These tiny microneedles penetrate at 3 different levels with the Genius. At the same time, RF energy heats the tissue to a level that causes new collagen production.
Important to note: The RF energy is delivered in tissue that's under the top layers, so the upper layers of skin that might otherwise respond with bounceback pigment are spared from the heat. (This is a crucial difference between laser and RF and why darker skin types are more at risk from laser which affects all the layers.)
Is Treatment With the Genius System Painful?
There literally is no truly pain-free or discomfort-free procedure that's effective for inducing the body to create new collagen. You'll receive topical numbing which works very well. And we use a cold skin roller to help take away the heat sensation.
What Should I Expect After the Procedure?
Expect mild redness and swelling which can last up to several days. You may look as if you have a sunburn. Scattered pinpoint bleeding, mild bruising, and temporary marks from the needles are a possiblity and should not be a concern.
Post treatment skin will be sensitive. Avoid agressive cleansing, sun exposure for 14 days and don't use products other than the ones recommended. You'll be instructed on how to take care of your skin to avoid problems during healing.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
The process of collagen building takes time. It's possible to see initial improvements within the first month, but generally you should expect final results about 6 months after your last session. Collagen rebuild is not immediate, so be patient.
How Long Do Results Last?
Expect results to last two to three years. Follow up "maintenance" treatments on a yearly basis will help keep new collagen production at higher levels.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
Depending on the level of scarring, laxity or general aging effects, most patients will require several sessions for the best results.
Why Genius is Different & Better
Earlier devices using radio frequency energy were programmed on unchanging settings with manually-required adjustments.
Although this programming delivered good results, the elevation to "real time" energy monitoring and adjustment makes the system customize itself to YOUR skin's thickness and energy resistance on every pulse.
That means you'll not be over-treated or under-treated for the goal of the treatment.
- No guess work - your provider gets instant feedback with every single pulse
- 1,000's of clinical tests provide optimized protocols for each skin type and age
- Enhanced precision and comfort
- Low downtime and spaced treatment sessions
- Only system to measure delivered energy
Who is a Genius Candidate?
The uniqueness of radio frequency is that it is safe for all skin types and tones. Where laser may not be a best option for skin with darker tones, RF treatments bypass most of the impact of unwanted pigment reactions that skin with high pigment levels can experience. That means the Genius is an excellent match for all skin types, colors and genetic backgrounds, including Asian, Middle Eastern, African American and Hispanic.
How Genius Increases Volumization in the Skin
Whether from aging or scarring, the loss of tissue volume is what calls attention to wrinkles or skin defects. By stimulating an increase in collagen and the processes of new collagen creation, skin becomes smoother as well as healthier-looking.
**Important Pre-Treatment Instructions
To reduce the chance of bruising, avoid the following supplements and foods (all of which increase potential for bruising) for 2 weeks prior to your treatment, unless prescribed by a doctor:
- Fish oil / Fish
- Green tea
- Almonds / Almond Milk
- Pain relievers (Tylenol OK)
- Coumadin (get primary physician approval first)
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Vitamin E
- Exotic or herbal supplements
- Have you ever had a cold sore? If so, please call our office and we will write you a prescription for Valtrex (an anti-viral)
- Brand name medications list from Kaiser Permanente
How Genius Compares to Similar Devices
Different but similar - Technologies in dermatology offer an extremely wide choice. Here are other procedures offered at our practice that provide lifting, scar treatment and resurfacing
- Noninvasive (no needles) - Focused ultrasound for deep tissue lifting lower face and brow
- All skins
- Dual wavelength skin rejuvenation
- Most skin types
- Laser resurfacing for scarring
- Actinic keratosis reduction
- Fractional treatment of discoloration
- Fully noninvasive tissue tightening
- Particularly effective for eyelids
- Can be used for body skin tightening