It’s important to consider your options. Facelifts may have significant downtime while fillers and toxins are associated with some discomfort. Many patients want a more youthful look but just aren’t ready for injectables yet. The first step to achieving a more youthful appearance or just tweaking some trouble spots may be a Pico Genesis laser treatment. Renew Wellness Center uses Pico Genesis for skin pigmentation issues, but also for its anti-aging, tightening, and smoothing effects. This laser is safe for all skin types and there is minimal recovery time. Combined with the correct post-procedure skincare regimen, Pico Genesis laser treatments will truly amaze you. Speak with our office today to see if this treatment is right for you.
Do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment
Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be clean-shaven.
No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)
Notify your provider of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
• The treatment should take approximately 30 minutes.
• No numbing is required.
Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
Bruising, redness, and swelling may occur and will resolve with time
Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 48 hours
Avoid skin irritants such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc. 2-3 days post-treatment
The treated pigment will darken within 24-48 hours
Do not pick at treated areas
The treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week
The treated pigment will exfoliate off of your body in approximately 2-3 weeks
Notify our office of concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)
Consult with your provider on when to resume your regular skincare regimen
This place is an other world experience. I promise you won't regret it! I never understood the difference between MedSpas but after speaking with Dr. Patel and having her inject me... WOW! Wish I was more educated before about HOW important it is for the person injecting you to TRULY understand anatomy. Dr. Patel is SO knowledgeable and I truly appreciate that she continues to educate herself by attending seminars and getting certified for all kinds of things that will likely become "mainstream" in like 5 years. I'm okay with her being out of office when I need her for that reason, haha. She never pushes fillers or botox. On the other hand, she encourages you to take CARE of your skin and try anti-aging laser remedies (they offer so many types!). I'm literally never going anywhere else!
" She's the best hands down "
Dr Desai is wonderful.. very knowledgeable
"Dr. Patel is an exceptional practitioner that goes above and beyond for her patients (I have been in the cycle of finding a good dr since my teens). She’s thoughtful in her approach, honest and transparent about what will/won’t work and never pushes anything on you outside your comfort zone. She’s all about the science, understanding underlying causes and proposes innovative treatments to move forward and get you to where you want to be. I have been seeing her for almost 3 years now for a range of issues and topics. What she’s given me is so much more than how I feel about myself, her thoughtful regimes and treatment plans have changed the quality of my life. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! "
OMG- Dr. Patel is amazing!! So very, very pleased with the results from the Secret RF procedure. I had no idea that this 77 year old face could look so good without having a surgical facelift. Thank you Dr. Patel and the great staff at Renew Laser & Skin!! Your Forever Client
I have sensitive skin and rosacea. I feel Dr. Patel really listens to my concerns, uses her vast knowledge to suggest solutions, and customizes them to my situation. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and the entire staff at Renew Laser & Skin.
I have been seeing Dr. Desai since 2014 for various treatments and she is amazing!!! She listens to your concerns and gives her honest opinion. I use to live in New York for few years but only got my treatments done by Dr. Desai when I use to visit Houston. I highly recommend her and her team. Everyone is great!
OMG... I'm in love with the results of the injections I received that created a jawline. Thank you Dr Desai & Dr Patel!
Dr. Patel is an exceptional practitioner that goes above and beyond for her patients (I have been in the cycle of finding a good dr since my teens). She’s thoughtful in her approach, honest and transparent about what will/won’t work and never pushes anything on you outside your comfort zone. She’s all about the science, understanding underlying causes and proposes innovative treatments to move forward and get you to where you want to be. I have been seeing her for almost 3 years now for a range of issues and topics. What she’s given me is so much more than how I feel about myself, her thoughtful regimes and treatment plans have changed the quality of my life. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
I can't say enough about how fantastic Renew Laser & Skin, Dr. Desai and staff are! I knew I had found the right place for me and my skincare goals when I first met Dr. Desai. She made it a priority to help me create realistic goals and a routine based on my needs and never tried to sell me services or products that I didn't. The office is professional, courteous and has cutting edge technology that lets you take care the best care of your skin with minimal downtime and visible results.
Pico Genesis is the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic laser platform for multiple aesthetic applications including acne scar treatment, removal of pigmented lesions and wrinkle treatment. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Patients can improve the look of their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigment or treating wrinkles and acne scars faster than ever before. The process is non-invasive and the laser concentrates on any problem areas you may have whether it's age spots, freckles, sun damage, pigmented lesions, fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars.
Pico Genesis is an ultra-fast laser technology that can help improve the appearance of common skin issues and unwanted signs of aging. The technology is ideal for patients of all skin types and tones. While some people turn to solutions like plastic surgery, not everyone is a candidate for a facelift or other invasive procedures. Plus, surgery involves weeks of recovery and lengthy downtime. With the Pico Genesis at Renew Wellness Center, there is very little recovery time involved, and patients can see results soon after treatment.
Pico Genesis treatments are surprisingly gentle. A non-invasive laser treatment, the non-ablative laser energy means that the surface of your skin is not injured by the laser; instead, the pressurized energy from the Pico Genesis patented Pressure Wave photoacoustic laser means that multiple layers of your skin can be penetrated without causing damage. Likewise, some other laser treatments injure the skin to stimulate natural regeneration, but Pico Genesis only requires thermal energy to stimulate the production of collagen and the turnover of new cells.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
This is a total skin rejuvenation treatment, which means it addresses multiple anti-aging skin concerns at one time. Unlike some treatments that only focus on restoring skin volume or erasing dark spots, the Pico Genesis laser can rejuvenate both the dermis and sub-dermal layers of skin at one time. This all-in-one treatment can be your solution for dynamic age-related skin concerns, meaning it can correct issues such as:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dark spots and sun damage
Uneven skin tone and texture
Diminish Pigmented Lesions
Shrink Enlarged Pores
Yes, Everyone is a candidate for Pico Genesis.
Pico Genesis is safe for all skin types.
To improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions will require only a few treatments. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments; however during the consultation, we will discuss treatment expectations with you.
Most patients find the procedure tolerable. We do offer pain control measures to our patients that find the treatment uncomfortable. Pico Genesis delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. Pico Genesis is safe for pigmented skin!
You may experience 24 hours of redness.
The results for this treatment will appear gradually as your skin's natural regenerative abilities. For most patients, results are first visible about 2 or 3 weeks after the first appointment. Your results will continue to improve until your last treatment, or until optimal results have been achieved. However, depending on your treatment goals, you may notice results sooner or later than other patients.
The Pico Genesis laser is a unique treatment option for melasma because it does not produce heat. Without heat, there is no risk of causing inflammation in the skin and therefore no risk for triggering melasma.