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Pico Laser: Harnessing Pico Technology for Treatment of Pigmentation, Acne Scars

Achieving flawless, younger-looking skin is no longer impossible with PicoSure laser. The patented technology allows the laser beams to penetrate deeper layers of the skin dermis to stimulate collagen production and shatter pigments more effectively.

What is PicoSure laser?

PicoSure laser delivers ultrashort laser pulses in picoseconds, as compared to the traditional Q-switched laser, which delivers laser pulses in nanoseconds. It is a 755nm wavelength Alexandrite laser that leverages on picosecond laser technology to manage the treatment of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and tattoo with highly effective results.

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PicoSure laser yields better results for acne scar treatment

By delivering short laser pulses that are 1,000 times shorter in duration than a traditional Q-switched laser, more laser pulses can be delivered with each pulse staying on the skin for a shorter duration. This means that less heat is generated in the skin, causing significantly less damage to the skin tissue.

Through its targeted mode of energy delivery, PicoSure is able to reach the dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production with increased precision, causing minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.

Effective solution for pigmentation with PicoSure laser

Picosure laser gives excellent results when treating a wide range of skin pigmentation issues such as freckles, sun spots, and melasma.

While traditional lasers use photothermal energy to shatter the pigments, PicoSure laser eliminates the stubborn pigments using short pulses by leveraging on the picosecond technology. Shorter exposure of laser significantly reduces the risks of burning, scarring and other adverse side effects relating to traditional laser treatments.

Tattoo removal made easier with PicoSure laser

Although PicoSure laser is an excellent treatment for skin rejuvenation and hyperpigmentation, its strength lies in its capability in shattering tattoo ink particles effectively. By targeting the laser on the tattoo ink particles in picoseconds, it results in more effective clearance of stubborn ink colours such as orange, yellow, red, and green. With PicoSure laser, tattoo removal has become a lot easier with less downtime.

PicoSure Focus Lens Array

What makes PicoSure Laser stand out from the competition is its patented Focus Lens Array.

The Focus Lens Array uses a diffractive lens to rejuvenate the skin with virtually no downtime. It allows us to achieve better results with pigmentation, skin texture, and acne scars. It does so by concentrating energy into tiny spots with 20x more powerful than normal lens.

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This high energy creates micro-injury into the epidermis after the treatment by creating intra-epidermal cavities, known as Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB), with formation of new collagen and elastin. At the same time, pressure waves are generated to stimulate the skin to induce an inflammatory response to start the healing process.

What is Pico laser used for?

Pico laser treatment can be used to:

  • Remove pigmentation like sunspots, melasma, and freckles
  • Remove tattoos
  • Rejuvenate the skin and improve overall skin texture
  • Reduce appearance of enlarged pores
  • Get rid of skin redness caused by red acne marks or rosacea

Cost of PicoSure laser treatment in Singapore

It depends on several factors such as the area to be treated, the condition to be treated and the function of the laser that will be used. For pigment removal on the face, you can expect the treatment to cost between S$300 and S$700. Tattoo removal can vary greatly because of the size of the tattoo. A small tattoo can cost about S$300 and a large tattoo can cost about S$1800.

Benefit of Pico laser treatment

PicoSure laser yields better results for acne scar treatment

By delivering short laser pulses that are 1000 times shorter in duration than a traditional Q-switched laser, more laser pulses can be delivered with each pulse staying on the skin for a shorter duration. This means that less heat is generated in the skin, causing significantly less damage to the skin tissue.

Through its targeted mode of energy delivery, PicoSure is able to reach the dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production with increased precision, causing minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.

PicoSure laser effectively removes stubborn pigmentation

PicoSure laser can effectively treat a range of skin pigmentation issues such as freckles, sun spots, and melasma by using picosecond technology.

PicoSure laser significantly reduces the risks of burning and scarring

With PicoSure laser treatment, your risks of side effects from a regular laser will be minimal. Risks and adverse side effects typically associated with laser treatments are burning and scarring of the skin.

Tattoo removal made easier with PicoSure laser

Although PicoSure laser is an excellent treatment for skin rejuvenation and hyperpigmentation, its strength lies in its capability in shattering tattoo ink particles effectively.

By targeting the laser on the tattoo ink particles in picoseconds, it results in more effective clearance of stubborn ink colors such as orange, yellow, red and green.

With PicoSure laser, tattoo removal has become a lot easier with less downtime.

Side effects of Pico laser treatment

PicoSure laser is known to be a treatment with minimal side effects.

However, some patients may experience skin dryness, small bruises, and mild discomfort for a few days post-treatment.

Frequently asked questions about Pico laser treatment in Singapore

What is the downtime of the treatment?

Unlike other laser treatments, PicoSure laser results in minimal pain and swelling. Most people may experience some skin redness for about 1-2 days.

If you have moderate to severe pigmentation or tattoo, you can expect longer downtime with skin redness that may last for 3-4 days.

How many PicoSure treatment sessions do I need?

A series of 4 to 5 treatments are usually recommended if you are looking for visible, long-lasting results.

Treatment intervals can range from 4 to 6 weeks. However, each patient is unique and a consultation with one of our doctors is necessary prior to treatment.

How do I care for my skin after PicoSure laser treatment?

It is important to stay out of the sun completely for at least 1 week post-treatment. This will minimise the possibility of hyperpigmentation developing on the treated area. Use sunglasses or an umbrella or a hat, and a good sunscreen of at least SPF50. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every 3 to 4 hours.

It is recommended that you avoid wearing make-up for a few days after the treatment. This is because your skin is at its most sensitive after the procedure and applying make-up may aggravate it. In addition, certain cosmetic ingredients can block your pores and congest your skin which prevents you from achieving the best result from your treatment.

Some people may experience skin tenderness or sensitivity after treatment. As such, it is best to avoid scratching or rubbing your skin as this may result in further inflammation or irritation.

Can PicoSure laser help to tighten skin?

PicoSure laser toning function has the capability to improve wrinkles and skin texture by stimulating the production of collagen at the superficial layers of the skin. However, the skin lifting results are subtle and will only last for a short period of time.

If a longer-lasting skin lifting outcome is desired, our doctors will typically recommend undergoing non-surgical skin lifting options such as Ultherapy or thread lift treatment. These aforementioned treatments can achieve better and longer-lasting skin-tightening outcomes.

Am I a suitable candidate for Pico laser treatment in Singapore?

Pico laser treatment is suitable for most people regardless of ethnicity and skin color.

Additionally, the treatment is great for people who want to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, fine lines, dark pigments or acne scars without experiencing long downtime and discomfort that may be brought about by traditional lasers.

Are the results from PicoSure laser treatment permanent?

Most pigmentation will not return after the treatment. However, due to factors like intrinsic ageing and sun exposure, new pigments may form.

Benefits

  • Effective removal of stubborn pigmentation and depressed acne scars
  • Capable of removing all colors and hues of tattoos by delivering ultra-short pulses of picosecond laser
  • Improve overall skin tone and texture by removing wrinkles, fine lines
  • Reduce appearance of enlarged pores
  • Minimal discomfort and downtime
  • Suitable for all skin types regardless of ethnicity and skin color

Best For

People who want to reduce appearance of skin discolouration, fine lines, dark pigments or acne scars without experiencing long downtime and discomfort that may be brought about by traditional lasers.

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