PicoSure Laser Treatments – Are You Aware of All the Benefits?
If you’ve been considering medical aesthetic treatments, you’ve probably heard of PicoSure laser. You may have a specific type of treatment in mind or you may just be researching a variety of aesthetic treatments, trying to decide which would be best for you. Either way, there’s a good possibility PicoSure can provide the right type of treatment for you.
What is Picosure?
PicoSure, developed by Cynosure, uses picosecond technology. It is the first of a new generation of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely solely on heat for skin revitalization treatments, acne scars, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues such as freckles, sunspots, and discoloration. It is also the first and only aesthetic picosecond laser to provide the safe and effective removal of tattoos.
PicoSure’s energy is delivered so rapidly, it significantly reduces heat build up. This allows the tiny particles that makeup pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter, without burning surrounding tissue. The reduced heat built up means a more comfortable treatment with more effective results.
PicoSure uses proprietary FOCUS™ Lens Array technology to effectively convert the laser energy into gentle pressure waves. These waves activate cell signaling and initiate an enhanced inflammatory healing response. This leads to increased collagen and elastin but without the thermal injury of other lasers. This ground-breaking technology is designed to harness the body’s natural healing processes to restore youthful skin.
Laser tattoo removal is nothing new but never before has it been so effective. For years, Q-Switched lasers were the gold standard in tattoo removal. The PicoSure laser has taken it to the next level. With picosecond technology, a high amount of energy can be released in an extremely short timeframe. This energy shatters tattoo ink into much smaller particles and effectively addresses a wider range of tattoo inks. The shorter time frame reduces the potential for thermal damage to the skin.
The scars left behind by acne can be extremely challenging to reduce or eliminate. These raised, discolored marks are resistant to most skin resurfacing treatments, preventing any significant results. The PicoSure laser works in two ways to treat acne scars. First, the laser penetrates the skin to create localized areas of thermal damage. Second, the thermal damage combines with the picosecond technology to break up the scar. After a series of treatments, most patients see a significant reduction in the appearance of their scars, with improved skin texture and a clearer complexion.
Even if you’ve never gotten a tattoo or had any more than a pimple or two, you may still be able to take advantage of the benefits PicoSure has to offer. The PicoSure laser provides effective skin resurfacing, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments stimulate collagen growth in the deeper layers of the dermis, creating a plumper, rejuvenated look. The increase in collagen growth results in fresh, rejuvenated skin and a more youthful appearance. PicoSure can also diminish the of dark spots. It delivers laser energy to the skin and targets the pigment. As the energy is absorbed into the skin, its gentle vibration shatters the pigment, breaking it into micro-particles.
Wondering if PicoSure is Right for You?
There’s only one way to find out. Offering both facial rejuvenation and tattoo removal, Vive Aesthetics and Wellness is proud to provide PicoSure in NJ. We are a unique medical practice, providing aesthetic medicine and medical weight loss to the South Jersey community. Dr. Pinto and his professional and friendly staff offer an extensive variety of services. Schedule your consultation today and find out if PicoSure facial rejuvenation or tattoo removal is right for you.