Is Genius a Laser?

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles

Genius Rf - Laser or Not?

It's easy to get confused about the different technologies used in dermatology. Although the end goal is often the same, the method of skin-improving heat/energy is delivered is not the same.

A quick basic difference between Laser and Radio Frequency?

  • Laser goes through the skin from top to target depth
  • RF (radio frequency) skips the top layers, bypassing the more vulnerable top layers

Heat is the modifying element in creating more abundant new and vital collagen.  Heat typically causes an inflammatory reaction in the skin, (though you don't always see it!) This inflammation in turn calls up brown pigment in skin that has more natural pigment.

Getting the heat to the area in the skin without triggering post treatment pigmentation is crucial for skins with more pigment cells. For very light skin, laser or RF are equally safe. But for darker skin, that's not the case.

Radio frequency excels at lowering the risk of that pigment reaction (referred to as PIH or post inflammatory hyper pigmentation).