Genius® Radiofrequency Microneedling
The most advanced radiofrequency microneedling treatment on the market
At Resurrect Skin MD, we are all about cutting-edge technology. We’re always looking out for new developments in the industry and innovative technologies to test, so we can be confident we’re bringing the best of the best to our patients.
That’s why Genius by Lutronic is our radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device of choice. Having spent two decades working with RF technology, including serving on the Scientific Advisory Board for the RF skin tightening device Thermage, Dr. Burns believes Genius provides the most impressive results of any RF microneedling system. It is a versatile problem-solver that improves a variety of aesthetic concerns on all skin tones.
If you are interested in a consultation, please contact us at 219-754-6865 to make an appointment.
Treatment Time: 30-60 min | Anesthetic: Topical | Downtime: 1-2 days
Noticeable Results: 4-8 weeks | Full Results: 6 months | Treatments Needed: 3 on average
What Is Genius RF Microneedling by Lutronic?
Genius combines the proven benefits of microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) with the delivery of radiofrequency energy into the skin.
Microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin. The injuries are so small that they are rarely visible to the naked eye, but they are enough to trigger a natural healing response from the body. The body responds by generating new collagen and elastin fibers to heal the wounds. This process gradually remodels the skin, producing surface-level benefits as well as improvements in skin volume, firmness and tautness.
Radiofrequency microneedling has a similar effect but a different mechanism of action. RF energy travels through the microneedles into the dermis (the second layer of the skin) and generates heat. A thermal injury results, which potentially leads to more robust collagen and elastin growth and a skin tightening effect.
Why Is Genius a Unique RF Microneedling Device?
Dr. Burns has worked with the leading devices in this category, and although most produce some positive results, he found the technologies lacked key features they needed to be as safe and effective as possible.
Genius solves those problems with an innovative feedback system. During a treatment, Genius measures the RF energy being delivered in order to fine-tune customizations in real-time. This allows the machine to adjust for different ages, skin types, skin thicknesses and other factors — some of which vary not just from patient to patient, but also between different areas on a single patient’s body.
This advance has taken radiofrequency to new heights of safety and efficacy. By using the needles to gather information, we can precisely control the output of energy to optimize and individualize treatments. Watch Dr. Burns speak about the features of Genius RF microneedling here.
The fact that HALO combines these modalities in the exact same treatment area makes it unique among lasers. With the dual-wavelength technology, we can pinpoint the optimal treatment depth for your specific needs, so we can give you impactful results while minimizing disruption to your busy life.
What Are the Benefits of Genius RF Microneedling?
These are a few of the reasons Genius is our favorite radiofrequency microneedling device:
Smaller, sharper needles than other RFMN devices
Deeper and more precise energy delivery than other RFMN devices
Treatment performed with topical anesthesia
Active monitoring of energy delivery during treatment
Can be performed on the face and body
Can be performed all year round
Can be performed on all Fitzpatrick skin types
“I have worked with aesthetic radiofrequency technology since its introduction in 2002 and co-authored nine papers on radiofrequency since 2018. I have studied RF microneedling exhaustively, and after using three other highly acclaimed devices in this category, I believe that the Lutronic Genius is just that… GENIUS!”
— Dr. Burns
What Does Genius RF Microneedling Treat?
Genius treatments can be performed on the face, neck and chest, as well as various areas of the body. Treatable concerns include:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Mild skin laxity
Scars from acne, surgery or injury
Poor skin texture
Am I a Good Candidate for Genius RF Microneedling?
One of the wonderful features of radiofrequency is that it is safe for a broad range of skin types and tones. Whereas a laser may not be the best option for darker skin due to the risk of unwanted pigment reactions, RF treatments do not carry the same level of risk. Many people who are in good health, are experiencing early signs of aging and have realistic expectations could benefit from Genius RF Microneedling.
An RSMD provider will confirm your candidacy for this treatment during a consultation. If they believe it is not the right option for you, they will recommend alternatives.
Can I Combine Genius With Any Other Treatments?
At Resurrect Skin MD, we love pairing Genius with the MOXI laser. MOXI treats the upper portion of the skin and provides a quicker visible improvement, polishing the skin and removing unwanted pigmentation and texture. Simultaneously, Genius works on a deeper level to produce a gradual result by tightening and plumping the skin. This combination therapy is one of our most popular procedures.
What Should I Expect During My Genius RF Microneedling Treatment?
Your RSMD provider will start your treatment by applying a topical anesthetic in one of our uniquely designed numbing rooms. You can rest in one of our massage chairs while the topical cream takes effect and enjoy music or TV options of you like. Although Genius treatments are applied under topical anesthetic only, they are not entirely sensation-free. The combination of topical agents and Pro-Nox™ helps keep you comfortable during the procedure.
Once your skin is numbed, your provider will continue the treatment by applying the tip of the handpiece evenly across your skin in a stamping motion. The needles rapidly penetrate down into the dermis as the needle tips deliver the radiofrequency energy. This process typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the treatment area and the intensity of the treatment.
What Is the Downtime for Genius RF Microneedling?
Expect some redness and swelling after your RF microneedling treatment. You may look as if you have a mild sunburn. Other potential side effects include dryness, itchiness, tightness, mild bruising, scattered pinpoint bleeding and temporary marks from the needles.
It’s best to avoid strenuous exercise and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours. Most people can return to work the next day, though some may wait an additional day or two for any residual side effects to settle.
Your post-treatment skin will be sensitive. Avoid aggressive cleansing and harsh skincare ingredients that could cause irritation. Be diligent about sunscreen use and minimizing sun exposure for at least 14 days.
How Long Does It Take to See Results From Genius RF Microneedling?
You may notice your skin developing a healthy glow within the first week after your treatment, but the most impactful results will not emerge until your skin has had time to generate new collagen and elastin. This is not an immediate process, so be patient.
Improvements may start becoming visible around four weeks post-treatment. Full results develop in three to six months.
“At Resurrect Skin MD, we’re always looking out for you. We pride ourselves on having the best technology in the industry, but if we find something better, we’ll bring it in. As a surgeon, I have a comprehensive perspective on every available option so that I can offer the best solution for each patient based on their individual needs and desires.”
— Dr. Burns
How Many Genius RF Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?
Most patients benefit from having two to three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Once we’ve achieved maximum improvement, maintenance treatments on a yearly basis will help keep collagen and elastin production at higher levels.
Next-Gen Radiofrequency Microneedling at Resurrect Skin MD
We hope to see you soon at Resurrect Skin MD to find out if Genius radiofrequency microneedling is right for you. Your consultation will be dedicated to assessing your concerns and answering your questions, then creating a personalized plan to fit your goals. Our hand-selected team is committed to making your journey to better skin a pleasure, from first visit to final follow-up.
To schedule your appointment, call 219-754-6865 or contact our team here.