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PicoSure Pro Laser

The PicoSure Pro is a state-of-the-art laser technology, the latest pico laser on the market. The laser is designed for general skin rejuvenation and helps to treat various skin conditions, including pigmentation, acne scars, melasma, sun spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. The device is approved for all skin types and tones all year round and has no downtime. The device is also FDA-cleared to treat melasma pigment, nevus of Ota and Hori’s nevus.

 

The PicoSure Pro comprises a unique platinum focus lens that delivers a laser pulse in a trillionths of a second. This speedy delivery means that only a minimal amount of heat is placed on the skin, which means the risk of hyperpigmentation is very low. Previous lasers on the market relied on higher levels of heat to break down unwanted melanin in the skin, which led to a greater risk of damage. This innovative design makes the PicoSure Pro the safest laser on the market for treating melasma and hyperpigmentation on darker skin tones. 

 

How does it work? The laser creates controlled epidermal injury as the pressure waves of the laser reach the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin. The ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy break down unwanted pigment in the skin, which is then eliminated by the body naturally.

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About PicoSure Pro Laser

The treatment itself is relatively quick, and there is no downtime. Some patients may experience some mild redness that will subside within hours post-treatment. You’ll be fine the next day. On average, you’ll need 3-4 treatments for skin rejuvenation and up to 7-10 for melasma and stubborn pigmentation. During the treatment, patients will feel some heat on the skin and may experience mild discomfort.

 

In the clinic, we offer multiple packages for either full face and neck, or you can target specific areas such as a melasma patch or patch of pigmentation.

 

Fitzpatrick skin  4, 5 and 6 will need a patch test up to 72 hours before treatment. Fitzpatrick skin 1-3 will need a patch test 15 minutes before treatment. Even though the laser is FDA-approved for all skin types, there’s still a very low risk of PIH, which we test for in the patch test.

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duration

30 mins

no. of sessions

2-10

downtime

No downtime

FAQs

Please see our most commonly asked questions below

What kind of results can be achieved?
Patients can expect general skin rejuvenation and, with sufficient treatment, a considerable reduction or removal of unwanted pigment in the skin. See below for some of the before and after images from this treatment.
Who is this treatment suitable and not suitable for?
Generally speaking, the PicoSure Pro is suitable for all skin types and tones. It’s ideal for anyone looking to remove unwanted pigment or markings, such as freckles, melasma or age spots. If you don’t have any unwanted pigmentation, the laser will still be brilliant for general skin rejuvenation and improving fine lines and wrinkles.

You are not suitable for this treatment if:

• Are hypersensitive to light in the near-infrared wavelength region.

• Take medication which is known to increase sensitivity to sunlight.

• Have seizure disorders triggered by light.

• Take or have taken oral isotretinoin, such as Accutane®, within the last six months.

• Have an active localized or systemic infection, or an open wound in area being treated.

• Have a significant systemic illness such as lupus or an illness localized in area being treated.

• Have common acquired nevi that are predisposed to the development of malignant melanoma.

• Are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating).
How long does it last?
We recommend a yearly maintenance session.
What is the recovery/downtime?
This treatment has no downtime. You may experience some redness on the skin, but this will go down by the next day. If you experience rosacea or heat sensitivity, you may encounter some break-outs following the treatment.
What are the side effects and risks?
As with all treatments, there are always unlikely risks. These can include discomfort, redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, blistering, scabbing, crusting and bruising/petechiae, which are usually transient and resolve without intervention. Possible adverse effects include pustules, skin burns, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, scarring, infection, erosion, desquamation, and allergic reactions. Most of these are transient and resolve over time.
How painful is the treatment?
You will feel some heat on the skin as the treatment is carried out, and you will hear a slight popping sensation as the laser runs across the skin. There may be some mild discomfort, but the treatment isn’t painful and numbing cream is not needed.
Duration
Your appointment will be 30 minutes.
How is it done?
Your therapist will cleanse the area of skin being treated. You will then relax back in your chair in protective eyewear goggles. The therapist will divide the face into quadrants with a white pencil to ensure the laser is evenly and safely distributed across the skin. As the laser moves across the face, you will hear a slight snapping sound and some heat on the skin. This will feel slightly uncomfortable but very bearable.
Preparing for treatment and aftercare
Ahead of the treatment, avoid sun exposure, tanning beds or sunless tanning one month prior to treatment. Following treatment, be vigilant with SPF and avoid going in the sun. Avoid retinol or exfoliants for one week post-treatment. Your therapist will inform you of any extra steps you should take post-treatment, and you will be sent an aftercare guide.

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