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Picosure Laser vs Picocare Laser

Pigmentation, Large Pores,  Melasma, Tattoo Removal

Let’s talk about pico-lasers for  “skin of colour”, such as indigenous, ethnic and Asian skin. Picosure was the first pico-laser that revolutionised skin treatments for darker skin types. Because of their unique action, picosecond lasers provide safer and effective treatment:

  • skin whitening by reducing uneven pigmentation,  melasma, age spots & freckles
  • skin tightening treating facial lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, lipstick lines etc
  • reducing enlarged pores
  • treating acne scarring
  • tattoo removal

These skin texture improvements and tone occur over a series of one to three treatments (or more). There is no downtime at all. Predominantly introduced as facial treatment, the Picosure laser is also used on the arms, hand, neck and decolletage. The picosecond lasers work similarly to Fraxel lasers; however, it does not breach the skin.  Although Picosure was the first laser, newer picosecond lasers have come onto the market and provide higher power treatments.

Picosure vs Picocare 450 & Picoplus

  • Picocare and Picoplus were developed in Korea, so they were designed for and tested on Asian skin. Unlike the Picosure laser, which was designed and tested with Caucasian skin.
  • The gold standard pulse duration for the safe treatment of pigmentation in Asian skins is 450 picoseconds. Both the Picocare 450 and Picoplus deliver this ultrashort pulse.
  • The number of wavelengths becomes important as treating more pigmentation tones, especially with problematic pigmentation like melasma. Picosure has two wavelengths; Picocare 450 and Picoplus both have four treatment wavelengths.
  • Peak power is essential for tattoo removal treatment, and both Picocare and Picoplus have higher peak power than the Picosure laser.
  • We chose Wontech Picocare 450

Picosecond Laser Treatment Cost.

Full face $380

Laser Tattoo Removal price is dependent on the size of the tattoo.

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Picosecond Laser Treatments

The Picosure laser was the first of the picosecond laser and the newest innovation in laser technology.   With a speed of 1 trillionth of a second, it works by the photo-acoustic shattering of pigment in your skin. Since the introduction of Picosure some five years ago, it has been surpassed by 2nd generation picosecond lasers.  These 2nd generation lasers, such as Picocare and Picoplus, are more powerful and have more treatment wavelengths. Picosecond lasers are used for laser pigmentation removal,  improving skin texture, ethnic and Asian skin treatments, acne scar treatment and laser tattoo removal.

Picosecond Lasers – Picocare vs Picosure Laser

Since the Picosure laser, safer pigmentation treatment and tattoo removal have shifted to picosecond lasers. The Picosure was first marketed for tattoo removal. However, it had neither sufficient power nor adequate wavelengths to live up to its promises. As a result, the Picoplus and Picocare were developed in Korea; both treat at four wavelengths and have higher power than the Picosure. The newer picosecond lasers effectively treat pigmented lesions across various skin types and Asian skin and tattoo removal.

Picocare vs Picosure For Pigmentation

With shorter pulses of the picosecond lasers, there is photoacoustic breaking down of the pigment, unlike nanosecond lasers with a  photothermal effect. Therefore, the Picocare and Picosure laser provide targeted and safer pigmentation treatment with less dermal heating, especially darker skin types.

Safer, more comfortable treatments with Picosure and Picocare

Because it has less heating of surrounding skin, the Picocare and Picosure laser treatments have a lower risk of Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation than older Q switched lasers. The therapy is also more comfortable, and the response is quicker, requiring fewer treatments than nanosecond lasers.

The Picosure has two wavelengths, whereas the Picocare has four 532 nm and 1064 nm to treat superficial and dermal pigmentation with lower energy safely. In addition, specific toning techniques allow for melasma treatment, keeping the basal membrane intact and preventing deterioration of melasma condition.

Picocare for Skin Texture Improvement

Picosecond lasers, however, have gained a central place for skin texture, treatment of acne scars, enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles. Picocare & Picosure laser skin treatment is genuinely a no-downtime treatment with minimal erythema persisting up to 24 hours. They are handy for Asian skin treatment.

Picocare vs Picosure for Tattoo Removal

Picocare has four wavelengths to treat all tattoo colours successfully. See our laser tattoo removal specialists. Whereas Picosure only has two making it less useful for the removal of stubborn tattoo ink.

We specialise in laser skin treatment across all skin types from Asian, ethnic and indigenous to fair skin types and across the range of ages the ’20s to 60’s Plus and laser tattoo removal.


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