Genius – RF Microneedling

The Genius is a one of a kind RF Microneedling treatment, used to effectively tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, reduce scarring and stimulate collagen production.

Suitable for

Collagen stimulation, skin tightening, skin texture and scarring

Downtime

3 to 7 days

Longevity

12 months plus (following treatment course)

Time

45 to 60 minutes

Cost

Pricing varies on area selected, see FAQs below for additional information

Genius - RF Microneedling device in use
Radio frequency is a widely studied and used technology in aesthetic medicine. Its primary use is to effectively tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and stimulate collagen production.

As we age, we begin to lose collagen and elastin in the skin. In addition, the existing collagen fibres become disorganised and start to function abnormally. As a result, the skin loses its natural elasticity and flexibility, resulting in the formation of wrinkles, poor skin tone, loose and saggy skin with the loss of natural facial contours.

Radio frequency works deep within the skin, by heating the skin to the temperature required to stimulate natural collagen production and effectively remodel the skin.

There are multiple Radio frequency treatments available on the market and Youth Lab has been using the Endymed 3DEEP Intensif treatment over the past 2 years with excellent results.

We have since upgraded our technology and are proud to introduce the Lutronic Genius Radio frequency microneedling treatment to Western Australia. The Genius is the world’s leading RF Microneedling device with the highest amount of clinical data to support its results and safety. 

The Genius RF Microneedling treatment is an exciting treatment modality. There are only a few RF microneedling systems in the world today (Intensif, Infini, Vivace), all of which show exceptional results for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, scar treatment and overall skin rejuvenation.

However, after our own in-clinic use of the Intensif and Dr Kate’s previous experience with the Infini, we have found that the Genius treatment is unsurpassed in results, comfort and safety. 

The Genius by Lutronic is a state of the art technology that uses 49 insulated gold plated microneedles, which release radio frequency energy deep within the skin. The microneedles bypass the epidermis which minimises any damage to the top layers of the skin and delivers heat deep to where it is needed for optimal collagen stimulation.

The treatment shows significant initial results with ongoing improvement to the skin, many months after completion of treatments. The treatment is one that keeps on giving with clients noticing improvements in their skin well over 12 months after a treatment course has been completed. 

Genius - RF Microneedling device in use close up

The Genius is safe to use on all skin types and is the perfect solution for many aesthetic indications such as:

  • Skin tightening
  • Deep wrinkle reduction
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Texture improvements
  • Reduce pore size
  • Refining and smoothing skin
  • Acne and congestion
  • Acne scar reduction
  • Traumatic scar reduction
  • Cellulite treatment
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Hyperhidrosis (excess underarm sweating)
Genius - RF Microneedling device in use closer

The Genius’ high precision needle depth is adjustable and ranges from 0.5mm to 3.5mm. This provides the most effective treatment strength suitable for the particular treatment area.

The energy delivered causes coagulation, which in turn encourages the regeneration of collagen and elastin, improving scars, skin texture, wrinkles and laxity anywhere on the body including:

  • Face 
  • Neck 
  • Axilla
  • Abdomen 
  • Arms 
  • Knees and thighs
Genius - RF Microneedling device treating skin
Genius RF Microneedling works to volumetrically heat the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and skin remodelling.

By using microneedles which are gold plated, the energy is delivered in a controlled and precise manner while also delivering the known benefits of microneedling.

The Genius is a state of the art RF Microneedling system and stands out from others due to its unique smooth gliding needling motion, thinnest needles, faster treatment times and high levels of comfort. 

Genius - RF Microneedling device treating skin condition
The Genius is the only RF Microneedling device that actually measures the amount of energy delivered into the skin with each treatment pass.

This technology offers the practitioner more control over the treatment and ensuring increased safety and control. It delivers precise zones of coagulation and an exact depth of treatment. 

The gold plated needles also generate more heat safely to the dermis while minimising damage to the epidermis and hence the risk of side effects.

By using microneedles to deliver the RF energy into the skin, there is effective skin remodelling with new collagen and elastin formation.

The treatment initiates the skin’s natural healing process through the micro-channels formed from the needles. This further rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and pores, whilst also treating active acne and tightening the skin.  

 

 

 

FAQs

What does the treatment involve?

Following your consultation with our Doctor, Nurse or Dermal Therapist and the formulation of a treatment plan, you will be scheduled in for your procedure. We ask for you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to treatment where your skin will be cleaned and a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied.

By using a topical anaesthetic, the treatment is much more comfortable. In some cases (if we are treating large and multiple areas) the doctor may decide to use injectable local anaesthetic or nerve blocks to make the procedure completely pain free. Once the skin is numb, the treatment commences, taking around 30-60 minutes depending on the areas treated.

The treatment involves passing the RF Genius handpiece over the skin. The handpiece has small gold plated needles which penetrate the skin and release the RF energy. The depth of the needles depends on the area of the body that is treated and the target aesthetic indication.

When the needle penetrates into the dermis, the radio frequency energy is delivered in a controlled and precise way to heat the dermis to the desired temperature while keeping the surface of the skin cool.

The treatment is occasionally uncomfortable however most clients find it tolerable. You will feel a heat sensation as the needles pass through the skin but due to the speed of treatment, this is not particularly painful.

Following the treatment, the skin will be red and possibly swollen. Post-procedure recovery creams and sunscreen will be applied. We also recommend the use of our healing crystal fibre masks and the Healite II LED following treatment. There should be no bleeding with the treatment.

How long do results last?

Results of the Genius treatment may start to become evident in a few days with ongoing collagen production over the next 3 months.

Many people get noticeable improvements after a single session, however, consecutive treatments are recommended to encourage optimal collagen production and adequately treat individual concerns. 

Every client is different and factors such as age, skin conditions, lifestyle factors and use of home care will affect the results.

We recommend an initial course of 3 treatments (more may be required) every 4 weeks. This will encourage collagen production for up to 8 months with very long-lasting results. Maintenance treatments can be discussed as required. We can often alternate treatments with our other treatments such as BBL Forever Young, skin tightening and contouring treatments for optimal results. 

Within a few days to months after the treatment, the results will continue to improve with tighter, smoother and more refined skin.

Your Doctor, Nurse or Dermal Therapist will advise you of the best treatment plan and determine the number of treatments you may require.  

What happens after my treatment?

Following the treatment, there should only be minimal discomfort or pain. There will be redness for up to 48 hours, or possibly longer (this is dependent on the intensity of the treatment).

You can expect the skin to feel warm and flushed with swelling to different degrees. As most of the energy from the Genius is delivered deep into the skin, there is minimal downtime and many can continue with their normal activities.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided after the treatment and strict adherence to these is essential to minimise discomfort and to ensure optimal results and healing.

What are the risks of treatment?

The Genius is a low risk procedure with minimal side effects. Downtime is expected due to the intensity of the treatment.  Given the Genius has unique needles which require less passes during each treatment session, are thinner and sharper than other devices,  there is a shorter treatment time and greater comfort. 

As the epidermis is spared during the treatment the risks of post inflammatory pigmentation, hypopigmentation, burns and scarring are extremely rare. The treatment is generally safe in most skin types with treatment intensity easily adjusted for higher risk skin.

A full list of precautions and contraindications will be discussed at your consultation. Radiofrequency cannot be performed in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have implanted metallic or electronic devices (eg pacemakers), current inflammation or infection and certain medical conditions such as active cancer, heart disease or who are immunosuppressed. 

What are the costs?

  • Genius Full Face $849
  • Genius Lower Face and Neck $849
  • Genius Neck and Decolletage $899
  • Genus Full Face and Neck $999
  • Genius Full Face, Neck and Decolletage * 2 tips $1199
  • Genius Stretch marks (per large area) $799
  • Genius Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating to underarms) single treatment $899

Other areas and tailored packages available on request

Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling Packages (all include 3 Healite LED and 3x Crystal Fiber Masks)

  • 3x Genius Full Face $2166 (save $678)
  • 3x Genius Lower Face and Neck $2166 (save $678)
  • 3x Genius Neck and Decolletage $2292 (save $702)
  • 3x Genius Full Face and Neck $2547 (save $747)
  • 3x Genius Full face, Neck and Decolletage $3057 (save $837)

Other packages are available. Quote provided on consultation.