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GENIUS Radiofrequency System


  • On day of treatment, patients should thoroughly wash face and not apply any make-up, lotions, sunscreen or any other cosmetics to the skin of the treatment area prior to arriving at facility.
  • Thoroughly clean the treatment area.
  • Apply topical anesthetic and follow the prescriptive instructions on the packaging. For a small percentage of patients, some physicians apply nerve block procedure to improve treatment comfort for sensitive areas on upper lip, around mouth or around eyes.
  • Completely remove anesthetic and wipe clean with alcohol wipe.
  • Santize the treatment area with antiseptic scrub such as Hibiclens. 


  • Apply post treatment serum as needed. You may also layer this with a gentle moisturizer if your skin needs additional hydration. Excessive application of an occlusive ointment (such as Vaseline or Aquaphor) is not recommended.
  • If needed, cool skin with a towel-wrapped ice pack.
  • After 24 hours, resume a gentle skin care regimen. Avoid harsh topical products (such as acids or retinols) or alcohol-based toners for two weeks. 
  • Let Dr. Robinson know if you are prone to breakouts. She may prescribe a topical antibiotic.
  • Avoid vigorous activity, excessive heat, or sun exposure for at least 1 week.
  • Patients should avoid sun exposure for the first day and beginning on the second day, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunblock with an SPF of 30+ and PA++. When outdoors always use an umbrella, hat or other available protection against sunlight until the skin is fully healed. 
  • 4-6 weeks is typical between Genius treatments and most patients achieve best results with 2-4 treatments.


Common expected skin reactions after treatment include: 

  • Redness (diminishes over 1-3 days following treatment)
  • Swelling (diminishes over 1-3 days following treatment)
  • Temporary pin-point bleeding (should stop within minutes after treatment)
  • Slight discomfort (should stop within a few hours after treatment) 
  • Crusting begins to appear 1-2 days after treatment and sloughs off in 3-5 days. Do not to pick at the crusts. Soaking skin in the shower for 10-15 minutes and rubbing very gently with a washcloth can help with sloughing.
  • Less common skin reactions include petechia (tiny round purple-red spots due to bleeding under the skin) which fade in a few days or bruising which can take up to a week to disappear.
  • Other skin reactions include irritation, itching, and a burning sensation. These typically subside in a few hours to 1 day, but may get aggravated with heat or sweating.  If these reactions continue please contact our office

1 day Post-Treatment: Redness and temporary swelling, skin begins to turn to a condition similar to before treatment.

3 days - 1 week Post-Treatment: Brighter skin tone and significant reduction in oil secretion in oily skin types.

1 month Post-Treatment: Improvement of fine wrinkles and skin laxity.

1-3 months Post-Treatment: Continuous improvement of fine wrinkles, pores size, scars and skin laxity.

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  • “I appreciate all her medical background because it made me more comfortable with someone treating my face!” Meg J.
  • “As a Mayo-trained physician, I trust her implicitly with my cosmetic treatments.” Lisa S.
  • “I trust her completely and will be going back ASAP.” Katie W.
  • Experienced, Gentle Care
    As a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Robinson brings comfort and medical expertise into our treatments.
  • Patient Comfort Is Priority
    We approach each appointment with focused recommendations and provide several pain control options.
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    We provide safe, effective, clinically-proven treatments for our patients.
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    We often can offer same-day appointments, for your convenience.

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