Genius: An Intelligent, Customised Treatment for Stretch Marks
Genius is an energy-based device that combines the benefits of radiofrequency energy and micro-needling. It works by delivering thermal energy through micro-needles into the dermis, creating controlled micro-puncture wounds on the skin’s surface. These micro-puncture wounds act as delivery channels for fractional RF heat to deliver into the skin using 49 gold-plated ultrafine needles.
The dual action of creating micro-puncture wounds and delivering of precise RF energy into the dermis stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production, plumping up areas of skin indentation to make depressed acne scars less visible.
Treating stretch marks with Genius
Stretch marks, also known as Striae or Striae distensae, are permanent scarring on the skin. These marks may fade over time but will not completely disappear. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis during periods of rapid growth of the body, resulting in over-stretching of the skin.
The dual action of Genius RF system creates controlled damage to the skin, producing a series of tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. Fractional radiofrequency heat is simultaneously delivered into the dermis to kickstart the skin’s collagen and elastin fiber production.
Genius RF system can be administered on the arms, thighs and tummy using various handpieces that are specially designed for body treatments.
How is Genius different from INFINI?
In December 2018, Genius obtained FDA clearance for skin rejuvenation. Genius uses ultrafine needles to induce controlled damage to the skin. By using ultrafine needles, it induces less superficial damage to the skin, reducing the discomfort and downtime often associated with micro-needling treatments.
Lutronic made improvements to Genius compared to its predecessor, the INFINI. Genius uses an intelligent handpiece which analyses the skin before it delivers the shot, allowing for real-time adaptation of needle penetration depth to account for varying skin thickness and texture. By delivering each shot with customized precision, you can expect the result to be more impressive and long-lasting as compared to INFINI.
Can Genius be combined with other stretch mark removal treatments?
Absolutely. Genius can be combined with different treatments such as collagen-stimulating dermal filler and CO2 skin resurfacing laser to further improve your skin texture.
Although you may see some results in a few days, it may take 3 to 4 weeks to see the optimal result from the treatment as collagen and elastin take time to develop.
How many sessions are required?
You should see visible improvement of the stretch marks after 1 session. However, we encourage patients to undergo a programme of 3 sessions to achieve optimal treatment outcome.
What is the treatment experience?
There may be some discomfort associated with a radiofrequency micro-needling treatment. During your initial consultation with the doctor, he/she will determine the most appropriate method to alleviate any discomfort you may feel during the treatment.
What are the side effects and downtime?
Side effects of the treatment are usually mild in nature. You may experience pinpoint bleeding with some bruising. If your skin is sensitive, you may experience some swelling for up to 2 weeks. Most people should notice the side effects to subside within 3 to 4 days.
- Improvement of stretch marks
- Achieve smoother, better skin tone
- Improvement in skin texture
- Improvement in skin laxity