What is PicoSure®?
Ground breaking innovative technology which performs non-surgical and non-invasive laser skin treatment to focus on specific problem areas on multiple areas on the body and not just the face.
How does PicoSure® work?
Innovative PicoSure® technology gently delivers short bursts of energy and not heat to target problem areas to achieve a more youthful appearance. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigment or treating wrinkles and acne scars faster than ever before.
What skin concerns can PicoSure® treat?
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
- Pigmented lesions
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch mark
Which body areas can you treat with PicoSure®?
It is very safe and versatile to treat multiple areas on the body.
- Chest (décolleté)
- Back acne
- Butt acne
What makes PicoSure® treatment so unique?
It uses high energy instead of heat to selectively destroy under skin discolorations and promotes elastin production, which results in skin firmness and reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Selective targeting of problem areas with high energy instead of heat, which all other lasers use, leads to preservation of healthy skin and virtually no downtime after the treatment.
Skin rejuvenations was reinvented in 2005 when world was introduced to Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, which utilized high heat to sort of “melt old and wrinkly skin” and allow for new baby skin to be made. The phenomenal results after this aggressive treatment made it one of the most requested procedures in the last 10 years. Fractional lasers have been combined with surgical procedures to stimulate even more skin tightening and facial rejuvenation but the most significant drawback of this procedure was obviously the downtime of 1-2 weeks, requiring people to take time from work or use up their vacation time. It also was a rather drastic skin improvement and some people preferred a rather gradual approach to look younger. For people who were undergoing surgery and were already preparing for downtime, addition of Fraxel CO2 resurfacing treatment was simply delivering a synergistic effect on the total skin rejuvenation procedure. In today’s cosmetic world, surgery is getting less desirable and people are looking for more preventative and maintenance treatments instead.
Fast forward 10 years later, we have the world’s newest, finest and groundbreaking technology, PicoSure® technology with PicoSure® Focus.
This laser delivers pulse in a ultra short (picosecond or trillionth of a second span) without using any heat at all. The Pico effect produces an outstanding effect on the skin by removing excess pigmentation, stimulating new collagen and elastin production and erasing all fine lines and wrinkles, and even stubborn acne scars. The best part of it all is that it is ultra gentle, ultra fast, requires no downtime and delivers amazing results in very few treatments.
Can I get PicoSure® treatment in the summer?
Absolutely yes, because it uses high energy as opposed to high heat, it significantly decreases skin damage and makes it a very safe treatment during summer, while all other lasers, including IPL, should be avoided due to increased risk for sun burn and skin irritation.
What skin types and colors does PicoSure® treat?
It is FDA cleared and safe to be used on ALL skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI). This is a phenomenal technology which will help all women, particularly of Asian and African descent to safely and effectively remove unwanted spots on their face or body.
How many treatments will I need with PicoSure®?
The optimal number of treatments will be determined at the time of your consultation as each patient in unique. Usually, a series of 3-4 treatments is recommended, but occasionally results can be seen after the 1st treatment or may require up to 6.
Acne scars will begin to show improvement in 2 treatments but a series of 3 to 5 treatments is recommended for optimum aesthetic results.The optimal number of treatments will be determined at the time of your consultation as each patient in unique. Usually, a series of 3-4 treatments is recommended, but occasionally results can be seen after the 1st treatment or may require up to 6.
How long do we I have to wait between my PicoSure® treatments?
Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types.
How long does PicoSure® treatment take?
Due to its pico technology, the energy burst is 1000 times more powerful and superfast, allowing for a very comfortable and easy treatment.
It takes anywhere between 15-30 minutes depending on the area to be treated.
Does PicoSure® treatment hurt?
It is a very comfortable lunch time procedure. The average discomfort level reported by clients receiving treatment was 2 out of 10. It’s even less than getting Botox injections PicoSure® delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band.
Is there downtime after PicoSure® treatment?
There is absolutely no downtime. This treatment may give you a slightly flushed appearance which will last for about 30 minutes but can easily be covered up with makeup or tinted moisturizer.
Can I apply makeup after my PicoSure® treatment?
Can I go under sun after my PicoSure® treatment?
It is always a good idea to avoid direct sunlight. However, due to unique technology of PicoSure®, the risk of skin burn is minimal.