Picosecond Laser Treatment Options:
- Pico toning
- Pico laser facial
- Pigmentation treatment – skin whitening by reducing uneven pigmentation for melasma, age spots & freckles.
- Skin rejuvenation – skin tightening and treating facial lines and wrinkles.
- Enlarged pores – minimising enlarged pores.
- Acne scar treatment – acne scarring in all skin types.
- Laser tattoo removal
Pico toning is a new treatment concept made possible because of the picosure laser. Unlike older laser technology, picosecond lasers produce laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB) when focused on the skin. LIOB are microscopic vacuoles or micro, small areas of tissue damage surrounded by intact skin. These micro areas of injury result in an inflammatory response, triggering collagen repair and remodelling. The results are skin texture improvement, decreased facial wrinkles, pore size, and acne scars.
- Pico toning the skin remains intact.
- There is no anaesthesia, and pico toning is well tolerated.
- Pico toning can rejuvenate the skin of colour safely.
Pico Laser Facial
Pico laser facial can refer to two different treatment options. They vary depending on your skin type.
- In Asian and skin types high three and above, a pico laser facial can refer to the pico toning procedure. Because darker skin types have more pigment focussing a laser onto the skin attracts the laser beam. So when performing a pico laser facial, not only can the skin rejuvenation occur, but also pigmentation is lessened.
- In lighter skin types (where the skin is whiter), a carbon paste is massaged into the skin before laser treatment. The carbon paste, of course, then acts as the chromophore to attract the laser for a therapeutic effect. This pico laser facial is also called the Carbon laser facial or china doll facial because, after treatment, your skin is porcelain smooth.
Pico Laser Treatment For Pigmentation
With shorter pulses of the picosecond lasers and photo-acoustic breaking down of the pigment, pico lasers provide targeted and safer pigmentation treatment with less dermal heating than older laser technology. Less skin heating means pico laser treatment for pigmentation is significantly safer in darker skin types. Pico lasers can also be used for melasma treatment.
Pico Laser for Skin Rejuvenation
Picosecond lasers have gained a central place for skin rejuvenation, acne scars, enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles.
- Pico laser skin rejuvenation is genuinely a no-downtime treatment, with mild redness for a day or so, the only after-effect.
- In addition, Pico laser skin rejuvenation treatment revolutionised skin texture treatment of Asian and darker skin colours.
- The skin texture improvements seen with picosecond lasers occur over a series of one to three treatments (or more).
- Predominantly introduced as facial treatment, the Picosure laser is also used on the arms, hand, neck and decolletage.
Pico Laser for Acne Scars
Picosecond laser treatment for acne scars uses picosecond technology to target areas of acne scarring. Pico laser treatment approach for acne scars once again depends on the skin colour. Darker skin tones having a natural pigment, a pico toning or a general rejuvenation approach can be taken. However, in lighter skin colour, a technique called laser subscision is required.
Pico Laser for Pores
With darker skin types, pico laser facial with pico toning, whereas in lighter skin types, either a carbon laser facial or subcision for deep enlarged pores.
Picocare vs Picosure for Tattoo Removal
Picosure was the first picosecond laser for tattoo removal. However, the original picosure lacked power and wavelength versatility and was not the best laser for tattoo removal. So the second-generation lasers, such as the Picocare and Picoplus, stepped in. Both have higher power as well as four wavelengths to treat all tattoo colours successfully.