Genius Microneedling: A Smarter Treatment for Acne Scar Removal
Similar to the INIFINI treatment, Genius uses a RadioFrequency (RF) technology to deliver thermal energy through micro-needles into the dermis. It works by creating controlled micro-puncture wounds on the skin’s surface, which acts as delivery channels for fractional RF heat to deliver into the skin using 49 microscopic 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.
How is Genius different from INFINI?
In December 2018, Genius obtained FDA clearance for treating facial wrinkles. Other than treating facial wrinkles, it is also effective for treating acne scars. 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 some improvements to Genius as 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 power and pulse duration 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.
What are the benefits of Genius RF treatment?
The Genius RF system uses an intelligent software to stimulate collagen that results in the creation of more collagen and elastin. This translates to fewer sessions required to achieve improved skin texture with a smoother appearance. With more targeted treatment, the downtime for this treatment has also shortened.
I have tanned skin. Is Genius suitable for me?
The unique and intelligent technology that Genius uses allow the top layers of the skin to be protected during the treatment. This means that Genius treatment is suitable for all skin types and colors, including tanned skin.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment time can vary depending on the area to be treated. You can expect the treatment to take about 30 to 45 minutes excluding time required for numbing.
Can Genius be combined with other scar removal treatments?
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.
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.
- Achieve overall improvement of skin texture and quality
- Kickstart own skin’s collagen and elastin production to tighten loose skin and improve appearance of depressed scars
- Achieve more effective results with minimal downtime due to the intelligent feedback system
People with clusters of moderate to severe depressed acne scars that are difficult to treat with only skin resurfacing laser.