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.
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.