Charles H. Hutchins, M.D.Triple board-certified physician


(704) 867-7212750 Cox Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

Photo Genesis

Photo Genesis is an innovative way to quickly, safely, and comfortably improve your skin’s texture, tone, and color on your face, chest, arms, and hands. The Cutera pulsed light system is exceptionally effective for treating skin redness (rosacea), brown spots, and sun damage at a very comfortable energy level. There is no need to apply topical anesthetic or gel beforehand.

Signs of sun damage and age spots will usually begin to flake off after one or two treatments, leaving clearer, younger looking skin. Most patients will require three or more treatments to achieve the desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

Will I need to have an anesthetic?
No. Unlike other systems, the Photo Genesis treatment requires no topical anesthetic or gel before treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results, but most patients require three or more to achieve the desired results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas, or excessively sun damaged skin.

What do treatments feel like?
When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.

How long will the treatment take?
The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit within your lunch hour.