PicoSure Focus Skin Rejuvenation

What does the PicoSure Focus Skin Revitalization do?

One of our favorite treatments at Vive for overall skin rejuvenation is the Picosure Focus Laser. This innovative  technology gently delivers short bursts of energy and not heat to target problem areas to achieve a more youthful appearance. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin. It can also stimulate collagen and elastin production which results in firmer, tighter, smoother skin. What makes it even better, there is no downtime, no burns, no pain.

Put simply, it can treat wrinkles, acne scars, age spots and unwanted freckles faster than ever before. You can achieve a more youthful, revitalized appearance without downtime, returning to normal activities following your treatment. PicoSure Focus treatments work with your body to make your skin look and feel better—naturally.

What to Expect

• Your face will be cleansed of makeup
• Topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the area being treated 15-20 minutes prior to your procedure.

• The treatment takes about 10 minutes and is described as a gentle warming sensation
• Mild redness and warmth (like a sunburn)  for a few hours after the treatment

• You can resume normal activities and wear makeup if desired right shortly after the treatment

• The next day your skin will have a healthy glow and will feel great.  Freckles or sun spots may appear darker until the slowly flake off during the next two weeks

• Repeat treatments can be as soon as 2-4 weeks

• Acne scarring will tend to take a few treatments before significant changes are made

Why Picosure Focus vs CO2 fractional lasers:

Picosure CO2 fractional laser
Minimal heat energy from the laser  High heat causing thermal damage (burns)
Newer technology (2015)  Old technology (2005)
Surrounding skin is not affected  Affects surrounding skin
No downtime  Downtime 1-2 weeks
None to very mild discomfort  Moderate to severe discomfort
Can apply makeup immediately following treatment No makeup for 1-2 weeks until healed
Can be in the sun the following day Must avoid the sun for 1-2 weeks
No swelling, mild short lived redness Significant redness and swelling
Requires multiple treatments  May require one treatment

Acne Scar Treatment: Before & Post 4 Tx Using Focus Lens Array
Photos Courtesy of R. Geronemus, MD


Before & Post 2 Tx Using Focus Lens Array
Photos Courtesy of D McDaniel, MD

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