PicoSure Laser: Changing how doctors treat pigmentation and acne scars

The pursuit for flawless, glowing skin has given birth to many skin treatments over the last 20 years. Laser treatments such as Fraxel, carbon dioxide fractional skin resurfacing are designed to rejuvenate skin and treat acne scars. However, the treatments are harsh, with a downtime period of 5-7 days, where the skin is red and sensitive. Side effects, such as rebound pigmentation can occur if care is not taken, especially in Asian skin.

Science behind PicoSure Focus Treatment

The Focus Toning treatment offered only by PicoSure is a revolutionary new treatment which changes the way we treat pigmentation, wrinkles, pores, and acne scars. Picosure is a powerful laser that emits super short pulses of 755nm red laser energy in pico seconds, or  0.000 000 000 001 seconds.  It is the first laser in the world capable of emitting such short pulses of light energy.

The Picosure was originally designed to treat tattoos and pigmentation, however, the laser developers went a step further. They developed the Diffractive Lens Array (DLA) Optic – also known as the Focus Lens, which allows the laser to do even more.

Better results with shorter downtime

Unlike older laser treatments like the CO2 laser, PicoSure laser does not rely on heat to produce its beneficial effects on the skin. The Focus treatment concentrates the laser beams into small spots, producing micro-injuries in the epidermis after treatment, known as Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB). The LIOBs activate the skin’s natural healing responses to rejuvenate itself. Over time, skin issues such as pigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines, and acne scars will improve, with the stimulation of new collagen and elastin.

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What sets PicoSure laser apart from the rest of the competition is that the downtime is minimal, with only mild redness lasting for up to a day. In addition, there is reduced side effects and rebound hyperpigmentation often seen with the harsher lasers. This makes it very suitable for busy men and women who need to go back to work right after their treatment.

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