What is picosure laser ?
PicoSure is the first used for the removal of tattoos, newer clinical research shows impressive changes on acne scars, textural changes, skin discoloration and aging in general. Impressively, the rejuvenation techniques allow for minimal downtime with just a few hours of appearing pink.
PicoSure is an aesthetic laser that was first developed to remove unwanted tattoos, but newer techniques rejuvenate skin by improving skin texture and discoloration. What makes this laser unique is that it is the first and only picosecond laser on the market, delivering ultra-short bursts of energy to your skin in trillionths of a second. For many tattoo types, PicoSure showed to be less painful, with fewer treatments needed (as few as 4-6, compared with up to 10-15 with nanosecond lasers), a faster recovery time, and far more effective at removing certain tattoos colors (greens, blues, and purples).
What the picosure picosecond laser treatment feel like ?
PicoSure treatments are quick but can cause some minor discomfort. Some treatments require no numbing, but some may require numbing in the doctors office. The discomfort of a PicoSure treatment is often compared to a rubber band snapping the skin, but is tolerable with appropriate pain management.
Immediately following treatment the surface area may feel like a mild sunburn, but painless unless rubbed against.
What are anticipated result with picosecond laser ?
PicoSure reduces, or often completely removes, the appearance of unwanted tattoos and pigmented skin lesions; other treatment strategies reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin tones, resulting in a more youthful, even complexion.
With Pico Sure, results are usually visible immediately following treatment, but because it can treat a range of conditions, the extent of improvement and healing time varies according to the surface area being treated.
Are there immediate side effect after picosure laser treatment ?
When using PicoSure for rejuvenation, acne scars, and discoloration, it is common for the skin to appear pink for a few hours after treatment. It is important to wear sunscreen to the affected areas for a few days after treatment.
When using PicoSure for tattoo removal, it is common for your tattoo to briefly turn a whitish color and then swell or turn red, but this only lasts from a few hours up to a day post treatment. In some cases, mild blistering will appear at the treatment site for a few days. After Pico Sure treatment it is important to keep your tattoo or treatment areas covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day, and avoid exposure to the sun or tanning beds for a week after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening).