What Makes the Lutronic Genius So Good?

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 encourage 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.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. There is less risks for PIH, hypopigmentation, prolonged downtime because the coagulation zones are more precise and customized for the individual. There will be more consistent results because adjustment 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. Other conditions treatable with the Genius are hyperhidrosis, acne, hair restoration, and pore size.#

Acne scars are often treated with multiple modalities but almost always include the Genius at The Aesthetic Clinique. The advantages of RFM over laser is that the coagulation zones are much deeper and darker skin types can be treated more safely. Downtime and wound care is significantly less with RFM then with ablative lasers such as CO2 and erbium.

Why Aesthetic Clinique?

We cater to the discerning client, who desires the upmost in customer service, quality of care, and cosmetic results. We encourage our prospective clients to do their research. We are confident that you will not find a facility which matches our experience in conjunction with our comprehensive collection of services.

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Lutronic Genius for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. It can occur in many areas of the body but the Genius is limited to treatments in the axilla (underarm) and face/scalp. (Hands and feet are treated with Botox/Dysport at the Aesthetic Clinique.) The Genius treatment of hyperhidrosis in the underarm area is performed with topical numbing creams, cold air (Zimmer chiller), and the Frozen C. The coagulations zones are placed in the deep dermis and upper subcutaneously tissue, where the sweat glands reside. User 1-2 passes are done at 3 different depths. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. 2-3 treatments are recommended. Results are considered permanent because sweat glands don’t regenerate. Most patients might still have a minor amount of sweat production, but this is usually controlled with OTC anti-perspirants. Dr. Weiner has co-authored a paper on treating hyperhidrosis using the Infini and has popularized using RFM for this condition.

Radiofrequency microneedling has been a huge advance in anti-aging and acne scar treatments. The Genius has optimized the energy delivery and safety of RFM procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lutronic Genius safe for all skin types and colors?

Yes, Lutronic Genius is safe to use on all skin types and colors.

What specific skin concerns can Lutronic Genius address?

Lutronic Genius can be used to address lax skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, uneven skin texture, and acne scars.

How long does a typical Lutronic Genius treatment session take?

One Lutronic Genius treatment session typically takes between 30-60 minutes to complete. Appointment time may vary depending on the different areas being treated.

Does a Lutronic Genius procedure require anesthesia or numbing cream?

A topical numbing cream is recommended and can be applied to the skin prior to Lutronic Genius treatment and Pro-Nox can be used during the treatment to ensure your comfort.

How many sessions of Lutronic Genius are usually recommended for optimal results?

Generally patients should receive a series of 2-3 treatment sessions every 4-6 weeks to achieve optimal results.

Are maintenance sessions needed or recommended?

Lutronic Genius results can last up to 2-3 years. Follow up maintenance treatments on a yearly basis can ensure that your results are long lasting.

What is the downtime associated with Lutronic Genius, and when can I resume regular activities?

There is minimal healing time needed following Lutronic Genius treatment. Normal activities can be resumed, barring heavy exercise. Your provider will inform you of when more strenuous activities can be resumed.

Is Lutronic Genius a suitable option for treating acne scars or stretch marks?

Lutronic Genius is a great option for treating acne scarring and scratch marks for smoother skin and improved skin texture.

Can Lutronic Genius be combined with other aesthetic treatments for enhanced results?

Yes, Lutronic Genius can be combined with other aesthetic treatments to further improve results. Our team will discuss possible treatment combinations with you during consultation.

What is the longevity of the results from Lutronic Genius?

Lutronic Genius results can last up to 2-3 years.

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