Does It Hurt? Your Most Burning Questions about Belo Skin Genius, Answered

By Belo Medical Group on July 23, 2020

When you hear the term “Skin Genius,” it’s not exactly self-explanatory. And if you’re a beginner to the self-care game, you might find yourself wondering exactly what the fuss is all about. This new treatment, which tackles skin laxity and skin texture in a single 40-minute treatment, will change the way you see the word ‘Genius.’ But we don’t have to do the explaining for you: content creator David Guison happened to try the treatment in January, and his YouTube vlog just happens to answer the most burning FAQs about this hot new treatment. Get ready to take some notes, because today we’re going to Genius school!

Why is it called Skin Genius?

During David’s pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Vicki Belo, she explains that the machine is called ‘Genius’ because of its intuitive ability to analyze your skin. “It’s the only machine that reads your skin: the thickness of your skin, and your pores. And then it decides how much heat to give,” Dr. Belo explained to David. “Dito sa cheek, makapal. Ito naman, manipis. So dapat iba yung energy diyan, iba yung energy dito.” You can read a more scientific explanation on our blog: What Makes Skin Genius So Effective?

Is the treatment painful?

When you hear the words “RF” or “insulated microneedling,” you might associate that with some discomfort. But according to David, the pain is minimal compared to other treatments like Thermage FLX and Ulthera. “Parang ito yung pinaka-less painful,” he explained while putting on his robe to prepare for the treatment. “Lalagyan nila ako ng anesthesia sa face.” The application of EMLA cream, a local anesthetic that contains lidocaine and prilocaine, blocks the nerve signals in your body to make Genius a comfortable experience. David rated the treatment at 6-7 out of 10. “Nung una, medyo magugulat ka, pero pag tumatagal, medyo pipikit ka na lang kasi medyo relaxing in some parts,” he said. 

How long until I see results?

You will see immediate results even halfway through your treatment. Dr. Belo did the right side of David’s face first, so that they could do a side-by-side comparison. True enough, David’s right side looked tighter and more lifted. “Grabe, kita na agad yung results! Super mas lifted na siya,” he said. “Do you see that? I can’t pinch anymore,” Dr. Belo explained during her pinch test. You can check out our Belo Skin Genius Marathon series on IGTV to see other Belo Babies’ immediate results, including Iza Calzado, Morissette, Isabelle Daza, and more! 

What’s the downtime like?

After one day, David noticed some dotted marks on his face as a result of the microneedling process. This is normal, and will fade in a few days. David was sent home with some Belo Prescriptives Laser Cream and Tyrosinase Inhibitor, plus ZO Sunscreen + Primer to prevent photodamage. 

How long will the results last? What other results will I see?

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“It keeps getting better for the next three months,” Dr. Belo explained to David after the treatment. A 40-minute treatment gives you results that will last for 6-18 months, depending on your age and skin condition. David was recommended to do the treatment only once a year.

David not only saw a more chiseled jawline and lifted skin, but also noticed a dramatic reduction in oil production and appearance of acne marks! Bonus, right? “I was really impressed by the overall texture and quality of the skin…hindi na ako nag-oil film! Ito talaga yung favorite ko from all the effects of Belo Skin Genius. I’ve never touched a single oil film. Ang galing, kasi hindi na ako oily after the treatment.”

We hope that David’s Skin Genius experience shed some light, and we’d like you to enjoy the same results. To start off, you can learn more about Skin Genius here, then call 8819-BELO to book your appointment. We’ll be waiting!

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