Laser Genesis at Fort Collins Spa Treats Discoloration


One of my favorite patients is a teenager. She’s a sweet girl who gets good grades and has a good self esteem.

But, not a great self esteem. She has a terrible outbreak of acne that is interfering with her general self esteem. She hesitates to raise her hand in class for fear that everyone will turn to look at her. She worries about going into new social situations for fear of what new people will think of her. And her crush. Oh how she worries that he will never like her back because she has this horrible acne.

My heart breaks for this girl, because I too have had terrible, chronic outbreaks of acne. I know what it’s like to walk into a room worried that no one can see past my redness and irritation.

In fact, it was while I was treating my own acne outbreak with a facial and some high quality products that I decided to become an aesthetician.

“How can I get more of this? How can I help others?” I asked myself while I was getting that facial. It was such a relief to finally find a solution. Bringing my skin back to balance and health was so important to me that I truly wanted to help others with their own skin issues.

I didn’t have access to the kinds of lasers that can be most effective in this treatment. Now, however, I have invested in a laser that allows me to administer the most effective Laser Genesis treatments for all kinds of skin issues. It treats the acne by sending heat many layers deep in the epidermis.

Still, even after acne is healed discoloration is usually evident. Sometimes even scarring that can last a lifetime. The great thing about Laser Genesis is that it treats the discoloration and scarring in addition to the acne.

My life is so much better now that I have access to this laser treatment. That teenage girl’s skin is clearing up and we’re now working on the discoloration and prevention of scarring. I can’t promise that her crush will like her back, but I am sure that she will be able to walk into a room and feel confident about how she looks.

Are you looking for a Fort Collins Dermatologist?


If your skin is in medical crisis a Fort Collins Dermatologist might be exactly what you need.

Then again, in my practice I have so many clients who have been disappointed by their results after going on a Western medicine dermatology plan. They come to me because their skin needs additional nourishing and treatment that a dermatologist can’t offer.

Why is this true?

For one thing, an aesthetician has different training and different goals for a person’s skin. The dermatologist often doesn’t recommend changes that address the core problem. For instance, he or she might not be properly educated on which foods might trigger inflammation. He or she might not be offering products and services that are effective for new collagen growth, which will make the skin look younger and healthier.

Often a dermatologist resorts to hormones as a first step in treatment. While this can be an effective treatment, it can also be a devastating one. Hormones can cause discoloration in skin tone, even the dreaded melasma, which is extremely difficult to treat. It can cause further inflammation and even liver disfunction as a person might fall into estrogen dominance.

Another quick go-to for dermatologists are antibiotics. Some patients respond very well to this treatment, but while the dermatologist might tell you it’s temporary, the patient gets a new and more extreme flare up when they go off the medication. Long term antibiotic use is terrible for your gastrointestinal system, your liver and your immune system. People who over-use antibiotics can develop antibiotic resistance which can be devastating if they get a serious illness.

The paradigm for treatment of the skin is very different for a dermatologist and an aesthetician. An aesthetician’s focus is on long term care for the skin so that you have an efficient regimen for a healthy glow, which is maintained through the most natural and gentle products available.

Come see me for a free skin analysis.