Our board certified plastic surgeons meet with you to learn about your concerns and examine your skin. In addition, you undergo VISIA skin analysis and meet with our medical aesthetician. You will be provided with information about your options, our recommendations, and a plan. . Using natural products, as well as medically-prescribed creams, peels, along with specialized skin laser technology, we can achieve visible improvements in skin wrinkles, pigmentation, color, texture, and tightness, and also address skin conditions, including acne, large pores, rosacea, unwanted hair growth, acne scars, and spider veins.
At Genesis we believe that good skin care is ongoing and does not stop after a skin treatment. We will recommend a St. Louis skin care program that you can complete at home to ensure that your skin continues to improve in between office treatments. Our most popular system is Obagi Nu-Derm®.
Pixel skin resurfacing improves skin texture and tone, smoothes wrinkles, and diminishes brown spots. It is also used to improve scars, including acne scars. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to our appearance, restoring youthful vitality.
Laser skin resurfacing, like chemical peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, are commonly used to restore the youthful appearance to wrinkled, sun-damaged skin. Compared to other methods, Pixel skin resurfacing saves patients time and discomfort. In short, Pixel skin resurfacing offers the best of worlds, superior results, yet no pain and no downtime.
Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors. Yet most brown pigmented lesions are ideal candidates for non-invasive AFT 540 pulsed light treatments. A wide range of pigmented lesions like freckles, brown age spots, brown birth marks, brown pigmentation from pregnancy or hormones can be safely and effectively treated with AFT 540 pulsed light. Other skin conditions that can be improved by AFT 540 include acne, vascular lesions, spider veins, skin rejuvenation, fine lines and wrinkles, and scars.
How does AFT pulsed light technology work? AFT’s selective pulsed light energy is precisely absorbed by the target areas without damaging healthy skin. With pigmented lesions, the light energy heats the melanin in the lesion and cases it to fragment. The melanin fragments are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. By proving smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle and effective.
Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors. Yet most vascular skin conditions are ideal candidates for non-invasive AFT 570 pulsed light treatments. The widest range of benign vascular conditions, like port wine stains (red birthmarks), telangiectasias (spider veins), hemangiomas (red skin spots), erythema (skin redness), and rosacea can be safely and effectively treated with AFT 570 pulsed light.
Prominent veins are a widespread source of embarrassment. While not life-threatening, they may force you to “cover up”, and deny yourself the pleasure of outdoor activity, warm weather and light, free clothing. Today, this problem can be solved quickly by virtually painless beams of light. In just a few treatments, your unsightly veins will fade from view, while you take center stage pool-side.
We all age, yet none of us wish to see the signs of ageing. While we want to maintain a firm, fresh look, today’s active lifestyles leave little time for post-operative recuperation from plastic surgery. Today, there is a simple, quick and non-invasive alternative for early aging changes: pulsed light. Safely and with minimal discomfort, this technology tightens loose skin on the face, neck, arms, and abdomen, where sagging skin unattractively points out the passage of time.
Genesis offers peels that are specifically formulated for your skin and clinically proven to achieve results. Peels can be used simply to refresh the skin or to treat acne, fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, deep wrinkles, sun damage, and pre-cancerous skin conditions. While the superficial peels are performed by our medical esthetician, the intermediate and deep peels are performed by our board certified plastic surgeons. We recommend you schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss which peel is best for you.
MicroPeel Plus: This uniquely formulated product containing salicylic acid. It loosens the bond of dead cells on the surface of the skin, revealing new cells underneath. It stimulates the new living cells in your skin to reactivate the renewal process. The result is smoother, more radiant skin with a new vitality.
MicroPeel: This three step process involving physical exfoliation or dermaplaning, an alpha-hydroxy acid application and then cryogenic therapy. This final light freezing process causes an anti-inflammatory response, removes sun-damaged cells unblocking your pores and smoothes your skin.
Other Peels: These are other peels we use to address specific skin conditions. These peels include:
TCA Peel: This intermediate peel is the most effective peel performed in the office without anesthesia. Patients looking to get a more noticeable improvement in skin pigmentation, texture, and smoothness in one treatment find this peel very effective and without a lot of downtime. The peel is applied by the physician and can be customized by applying single or multiple layers. These peels can be repeated every 6 weeks.
Phenol Croton Oil Peel: The phenol croton oil peel is a deep peel that produces a dramatic improvement in wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation. While these peels have been used since the 1960′s, more recently these physician-administered peels have been modified to maximize their results and minimize risks. These peels require anesthesia and have a healing time for 7-12 days.
Crystal free microdermabrasion effectively and gently removes the uppermost layer of skin, encouraging collagen and elastin renewal. Crystal free microdermabrasion allows us to get closer to the eye to treat fine lines around the eye without concern that crystals might enter the eye. This is an effective and popular treatment for fines lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scars, sun-damaged, and enlarged pores. We recommend the 5 treatment series. Results are even more dramatic when combined with Obagi skin products and peels.
Dermabrasion and the CO2 laser are aggressive resurfacing procedures. Both of these methods remove the most superficial layer of skin, the epidermis, and part of the deeper layers of skin, the dermis. Dermabrasion utilizes a high-speed rotary wheel to achieve this while the CO2 laser use a laser beam to vaporizes the skin. Since these methods extend into the dermis, their capacity to remove deeper wrinkles and scars is superior to other methods. These procedures require some type of anesthesia. Immediately after the procedure the deep layer of the skin is exposed, and it takes 7-10 days to heal.
Deluxe Facial: This glorious, deep cleansing and renewing facial begins with a through cleansing and is followed by a direct skin exfoliation treatment called derma-planing. Next an exfoliating enzyme mask is applied and followed by extractions and a therapeutic massage of the face, neck, and shoulders. A custom mask, which is formulated for your individual skin needs, is then applied to hydrate, calm, and purify your skin. Afterwards a Vitamin C serum is applied, followed by a soothing Bio2 Oxymist, which is combined with amino-plex compounds that heal and rejuvenate the skin. Finally, a personalized moisturizer and sun screen is gently applied to finish your soothing facial.
Corrective Facial: This intense, deep cleansing facial focuses on extracting impurities from the skin and is highly effective for acne-prone skin. It begins with a gentle massage, enzyme exfoliation, and extractions of blocked pores. Next a mask, customized for your skin, is applied. As the final step, a Vitamin C serum is applied, followed by a soothing Bio2 Oxymist, which is combined with amino-plex compounds that heal and rejuvenate the skin.