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Solar Genesis Skin Therapy

Birmingham, Alabama Solar Genesis for Sun and Age Spots

Solar Genesis Skin Therapy is a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating sun and age spots or freckles at a comfortable energy level. Virtually any part of your body can be safely treated. There is no need to apply topical anesthetic or gel beforehand, and you can realize superior results in just one or two treatments at Spa Greystone's Birmingham-Hoover area laser center.

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Solar Genesis before and after
Solar Genesis Before & After

Solar Genesis Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated?

Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands are the most popular areas for treatment because they typically have the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

What does the treatment do?

The visible light delivered by the Solar Genesis procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It's the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

Will I need to arrive an hour early to apply a numbing cream?

No. Unlike other systems, the Solar Genesis treatment requires no topical anesthetic or gels before treatment. Gel is messy, time consuming and uncomfortable. Solar Genesis therapy is the next generation in pulsed light treatments. No gel!

What do the treatments feel like?

When the handpiece is placed on you skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.

How long will the treatment take?

The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.

What happens after the treatment? Are there any side effects?

Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Schedule a consultation at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama today for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

Will the spots reappear over time?

No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.

Can all of my spots be treated this way?

Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Solar Genesis procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmentated lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. Schedule a consultation with our medical professionals to identify the spots most likely to respond well to Solar Genesis Skin Therapy.

When will I see results?

Most patients find the majority of their treated spots have shown significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.