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