Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pigmentation are just a few of the problems that develop over time. Many facial rejuvenation treatments are available to address these common skin concerns. Laser technology uses light and heat to perform skin rejuvenation, treat benign pigmented lesions, and accomplish tattoo removal. However, not all lasers are equal. While many laser treatments can achieve dramatic results, they are also associated with a significant amount of downtime.
PicoSure laser treatment is an advanced skin rejuvenation procedure that can target problem areas in the skin without damaging surrounding skin, making it a gentler procedure with less downtime. Please continue reading to learn more about the breakthrough technology called PicoSure laser. Find out how only a few treatments can help you get rid of unwanted pigment, fine lines, brown patches, sun damage, and more. Here's everything you need to know about PicoSure™ Focus™ rejuvenation.
What kind of laser is PicoSure?
PicoSure laser from Cynosure is a multi-wavelength laser that includes 532, 755, and 1064 nm wavelengths on a single platform. This makes it ideal for removing pigmented lesions as well as for improving skin texture and tone to give you visibly clearer skin and more youthful looking skin. What's more, with an additional Focus lens, PicoSure can be used to remove unwanted pigment and perform laser tattoo removal.
What is PicoSure laser treatment?
As we grow older, the body makes less collagen and elastin. These are proteins in the skin that give it its elasticity, suppleness, and smoothness. PicoSure laser treatment is an advanced skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultra short pulse bursts of energy to treat common problems like acne scarring, pigmented lesions, fine lines, and wrinkles. Because PicoSure does not use a constant beam of laser light, it is a gentle treatment that does not cause the typical discomfort associated with laser procedures. This means PicoSure can fit into your busy lifestyle with minimal downtime.
Is PicoSure good for tattoo removal? What about laser acne scar treatment?
PicoSure is a highly effective method of laser tattoo removal because the laser pulse selectively targets pigment in the skin. The laser penetrates the skin and can eliminate pigment, whether it is in natural pigmented lesions like age spots, sun spots, and brown patches, or unwanted pigmentation in the form of tattoo inks.
Besides treating wrinkles and pigmented lesions, PicoSure is an effective laser acne scar treatment. The laser pulse generates bursts of energy that cause controlled damage. This kickstarts the body's natural healing processes. As a result, the skin makes new collagen and elastin following PicoSure laser treatments. This leads to overall healthier skin with a fading of acne scars. PicoSure laser can treat acne scars faster than topical creams and more permanently than soft tissue fillers.
How does PicoSure work on acne scars?
PicoSure Focus treatment is designed to gently target the skin's sub layers and promote formation of new collagen and elastin as well as healthy skin cells. Collagen and elastin are the skin's crucial building blocks. They help to fill acne scars and pits and give you smoother and visibly clearer skin faster. Best of all, this is achieved by jumpstarting the body's natural healing mechanisms. There is no need to inject foreign substances or treat the skin with chemicals as is necessary during cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and chemical peels respectively.
Is PicoSure laser effective?
PicoSure is a gentle treatment that can give you results with little to now downtime. It is effective in both lighter and darker skin types. PicoSure tattoo removal is one of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted tattoos. But it takes multiple treatments to get results. How many treatments will depend on the degree of skin damage or color and size of the tattoo.
Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
If you are struggling with common skin concerns like age spots, skin discoloration, lines and wrinkles, etc., then PicoSure skin rejuvenation may be a good choice for you. This laser technology targets damaged skin leaving surrounding skin intact, leading to a reduced downtime. Treatments can be performed in all skin types to give a more youthful appearance. The ultra short bursts of PicoSure laser can also be used to treat acne scars and perform laser tattoo removal as well. As long as you are in general good health and have realistic expectations, you are likely a good candidate for PicoSure laser.
What are the benefits of PicoSure?
Most patients would love to have a more youthful appearance. However, the pain and discomfort associated with laser procedures puts them off. PicoSure Focus treatment is a gentler, better tolerated laser skin rejuvenation treatment that can also be used to fade benign pigmented lesions. This makes it the ideal choice for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin with virtually no downtime.
What happens during a PicoSure consultation?
It is important to be evaluated prior to your PicoSure laser treatment sessions by an experienced dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, or aesthetic provider. This will ensure you receive the treatments safely and effectively.
At the time of your initial consultation, your provider will give you all the important information about the treatment. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. If you need multiple treatments, your provider will develop a customized plan for you based on your concerns and aesthetic goals and their examination of the treatment area.
What does PicoSure treatment feel like?
The procedure itself takes less than 30 minutes. Does the treatment hurt? Most patients find the discomfort is minimal, similar to a sunburn or thin rubber band snapping against the skin. Your provider may use a numbing cream to improve your comfort level during the treatment.
Will I need more or fewer treatments compared to other lasers?
Multiple PicoSure treatments are typically required for optimum aesthetic results. It is difficult to say how many treatments will be required without a provider examining you first. They will assess your skin and discuss your goals at the time of your initial consultation and then advise you on how many additional treatments will be needed as well as the treatment intervals.
What type of post-treatment care will I need?
There is no special care required after PicoSure. You can go back to your normal routine the same day. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activity for 24-48 hours. It is also important to protect your skin from the sun after PicoSure laser because it is more sensitive to the sun's rays.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of PicoSure include temporary redness in the treatment area. This is usually minor and most patients can return to normal activities right away.
When will I see results? How long will they last?
The breakthrough technology means you will see an immediate improvement in your skin after PicoSure treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over the next 4-6 months as it makes more collagen. The improvements in acne scars are usually permanent. Anti-aging skin rejuvenation results from PicoSure are long-lasting, but you may need additional treatments in the future to maintain the results as your skin continues to age over time.
How much does PicoSure laser treatment cost?
The cost of PicoSure laser treatment can vary widely from practitioner to practitioner. It also depends on the severity of skin damage and how many treatment sessions are planned. On average, a full-face PicoSure treatment costs around $500.
Finding a provider for PicoSure™ Focus™ Rejuvenation
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