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What is PicoSure?

PicoSure stands out as an advanced laser treatment that harnesses cutting-edge technology for effectively reducing hyperpigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone/texture, and fine lines. Hyperpigmentation arises when your body overproduces melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Excess melanin can lead to the formation of darker patches on the skin, often appearing in sun-exposed areas like the face, neck, arms, hands, chest, and legs. PicoSure utilizes ultra-short laser pulses, generating pressure waves that break apart pigment which is then naturally removed by the body. This breakdown of pigment also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in skin tightening and a radiant, revitalized complexion.

picosure before and after
This beautiful patient wanted to remove sun spots and freckles for an overall smoother, brighter, and clearer complexion. PA Haley delivered these results in 2 sessions.

How is Picosure different from other pigment lasers?

Traditionally, pigmented lesions are treated with lasers creating intense heat to remove the pigment from the skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) and lasers can often be painful, create significant downtime after the treatment, and tend to be most suitable for individuals with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick I-III, Caucasian/White). Pigment particles are denser in individuals with darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick III-VI) making it more difficult to remove.

PicoSure has an innovative approach to treating hyperpigmentation and melasma in all skin tones without the use of heat as it delivers the laser energy in picoseconds, which is a trillionth of a second, to target the pigmented lesions without impacting or injuring any of the surrounding skin tissue. Since little to no heat is generated, there is minimal down time, and a drastically reduced risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or discoloration after the treatment, while skin texture and tone is vastly improved. PicoSure is a great laser treatment to achieve brighter, healthier skin with less discoloration, smaller pores, reduced hyperpigmentation, and improved skin texture.

How many treatments are needed?

You will notice a marked improvement with a single treatment; however, we do recommend 4-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. With a series of treatments the power and intensity of the laser can gradually be increased in the safest manner. The optimal treatment plan will be curated by our practitioners based on your individual anatomy, skin quality, and aesthetic goals.

Is the PicoSure treatment painful?

Because PicoSure does not use heat, the treatment is not painful. Certain areas may be more sensitive and uncomfortable and can be more tolerable with the use of cryotherapy.

What is the downtime like for Picosure?

PicoSure has essentially no downtime. Immediately after the procedure, your skin will be pink and slightly swollen, but will typically return back to normal within 24 hours after the treatment. It is normal for the dark spots to appear darker for the first 2-3 weeks after the treatment and will gradually subside with further healing and the destroyed pigment is absorbed by your skin. During recovery, we highly recommend patients to avoid sun exposure and wear SPF daily to protect their sensitized skin.

How do I know if this treatment is for me?

Through a consultation with one of our expert practitioners! Through the consultation, you and your practitioner can ensure your candidacy for PicoSure laser treatment, and determine how many sessions are needed for the best results.

Using ultra-short bursts of light in a matter of picoseconds, Picosure breaks up pigment without damaging the surrounding skin.

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