Genius® by Lutronic combines Microneedling + RF energy for optimal skin rejuvenation and tightening. It is perfect for acne, scars, and signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, skin sagging and overall loss of skin elasticity.

The GENIUS is a perfectly balanced delivery system of energy and it reaches precise depths to initiate the healing cascade for the growth of new collagen and elastin. The fine, gold-tipped needles cause less trauma on the skin’s surface making it a more comfortable procedure compared to standard microneedling.

This treatment is tailored to help improve acne scars, crow’s feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, skin crepiness, turkey neck or jowls. Best of all, visible results can be seen after just one session and dramatic changes mimic those achieved with surgery after just 2-3 sessions done 6 weeks apart.

What Makes the Lutronic Genius So Good?

One of the major factors contributing to the aging face is loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. The frequently quoted statistic is the after the age of around 25, there is a 1% loss of collagen per year. This accelerates for females experiencing menopause, with a 30% collagen loss occurring at that time. Other contributing factors include: overall medical condition, nutrition, smoking, and sugar intake. It’s an uphill battle to preserve and restore collagen in the facial and neck skin and maintain one’s youthfulness.

What can we do in the fight against collagen loss?

The easiest solution is to limit sun exposure. It has been reported that 95% of collagen loss is attributed to UV exposure. Unfortunately, unless you completely cover your skin with clothing, UV exposure is inevitable. Routine use of sunscreen and avoiding prolonged direct sunlight is encouraged by all dermatologists. Tretinoin (Retin A) or retinols have been shown to stimulate collagen formation and should be part of all patient’s anti-aging regime. For those patients desiring more aggressive collagen rebuilding, chemical peels, lasers, and radiofrequency procedures can be performed. The most recent skin rejuvenating innovation, Lutronic Genius, uses radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) to reverse the aging process in the skin.

Why has RFM become such a popular anti-aging procedure?

RFM uses very small groups of needles to create heat in the skin (dermis) and leaves coagulation zones. These zones can be considered as controlled injuries which result in neocollagenesis (new collagen), neoelastinogenesis (new elastin) and hyaluronic acid as the body repairs these areas. While lasers and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) can create coagulation zones, RFM can do this with increased safety, comfortability, and with less downtime.

While there are many RFM devices on the market, why is Lutronic Genius so much better?

Insulated (Coated) needles: The needles of the Genius have only a very small exposed area at their tip. This configuration protects the upper layers of the skin from heating, thus minimizing the risks of PIH and cutting the wound care and downtime. Essentially the skin surface just has multiple needle penetrations, which is similar to a microneedling procedure, and healing time is minimized.

Precise needle manufacturing and motor design: Upon review of all existing RFM devices, it was discovered that set depths of the needles rarely made it to their intended location. Deficiencies were found in the sharpness of the needles and the power of motor. Lutronic created a microneedle which stayed sharp, had a finer tip, and inserted exactly to the preset depths. The motor was made to have higher torque than the competition and inserted more rapidly.

Impedance feedback: Impedance is the resistance of the skin tissue to energy of the radiofrequency. Impedance is highly variable: various areas of the face/neck/body, hydration of skin, degree of sun damage, age, collagen content all affects the way the RF is transmitted to the tissues. There is also marked differences between individuals. If similar energies are given to areas of different impedance, the treatments will be highly variable and uneven. The Genius can measure the impedance of the tissue being treated every 2 milliseconds and adjust the energy delivered to make a consistent coagulation zone. One other note – if impedance is not measured, as a RF pulse is delivered and the tissue loses water, impedance can increase significantly, leading to cutting off the energy flow. The result is less energy delivered than the operator believed they were giving in those devices without impedance feedback.

Realtime energy delivered: The Genius is also able to measure the energy delivered per pulse as well as cumulative energy per treatment. Treatments are now based on energy delivered rather than number of passes. If there is a variance from the energy set per pulse and energy delivered, there is a warning light/sound to alert the operator there is something amiss. This can represent an error in technique or improper settings for that patient’s skin condition.

What do these Genius innovations mean to me, the patient?

All these advances the Genius has made to RFM equate to a safer, more thorough, and more effective treatment than other competing devices. The Genius is a perfect treatment for your skin every time. There are fewer risks for hypopigmentation and prolonged downtime because the coagulation zones are more precise and customized for the individual. There will be more consistent results because adjustments are made for individual variations in impedance.

What conditions does Genius treat?

The Genius is routinely used to improve skin laxity, wrinkles, jowls, and skin tone/texture. The neck is often a difficult area to treat with any nonsurgical procedures, but it responds well to Genius treatment, particularly the jawline and submental (below the chin) area. It’s the consensus amongst dermatologists that RFM is the best device to treat acne scars. It’s superiority over lasers is related to its increased safety, particularly in darker skin types, as well as it’s increased depth of penetration.

Lutronic Genius can treat anywhere on the body, for all skin types. Unlike some other procedures, the Lutronic Genius helps stimulate your own body into action. Therefore, results may last for years! This supernatural device uses unique intelligent technology to help protect the top layers of the skin while providing real-time feedback during the procedure. By delivering customized energy precisely to the dermis, it creates a micro-injury to jumpstart your body’s natural healing process for firm and renewed skin! Treatments help provide lasting unparalleled outcomes with intelligent radio frequency technology. The goal is to stimulate collagen production for the impressive and long-lasting results without the surgical downtime.

FAQ Lutronic Genius

A numbing cream will be applied an hour prior to the treatment to maximize your comfort level but your physician will discuss with you the most appropriate methods to alleviate any discomfort. You will feel heat and some pressure. Compared with CO2 lasers, many find Genius much more tolerable.

There is an initial redness and swelling which substantially subsides after 24-36 hours. It can take up to a week for this to completely resolve. Most people resume normal activities within 48 hours.

Unlike many other procedures, Genius has long lasting results since it is your own body that is at work. The effects could last for years.

You can expect to see some changes as soon as a day or two after the procedure. However, your body will continue to rebuild the collagen and elastin for several weeks after that, so you will see improvement over the next six months.

Depending on the area being treated, treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and up to an hour (allow an additional hour for numbing). Dr. Shannon Beausoleil will discuss your goals which will determine the length and number of treatments you will need. Many see results after just 1 treatment but it typically takes 3 treatments to get optimal results as opposed to 6 treatments as with many other treatments.

Why should you demand intelligent customization for your skin?

Let’s FACE it! The best wrinkle is the one you NEVER get!

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Beauty is a mathematical equation. Let us stack the odds in your favor with Genius.