PicoSure Facial Rejuvenation
The quality and appearance of your facial skin plays a big role in your self-confidence in all areas of life. It is not uncommon to feel less secure if you have facial blemishes, scars, or uneven pigmentation.
The demand to treat these aesthetic concerns has led to new laser technology developed specifically for skin rejuvenation, which has revolutionized the field of laser medicine. PicoSure is a groundbreaking advance in laser technology, now available in the USA – and you can experience the dramatic improvements achieved with this advanced system at Serenity Rejuvenation Center.
Treatment for Aging or Damaged Facial Skin: PicoSure
With age, hormonal changes, and constant exposure to the sun, skin begins to lose the firm, fresh, youthful look, and may develop flaws such as acne scars, brown spots, uneven pigmentation, freckles, wrinkles, fine lines, or melasma (grey-brown patches, specifically a result of hormonal change).
Constant exposure to the elements and pollution can lead to acne breakouts and pimples, especially in people with oily or sensitive skin. Acne can leave visible scars along with hyperpigmentation that can remain visible forever if left untreated.
Post-pregnancy and pre- and post-menopausal women can develop pigmentary issues related to hormone fluctuations. Melasma is a form of hormone-induced pigmentation that can be difficult to treat, but with PicoSure, hormone-related pigmentation can be treated, with a lower risk profile than traditional laser and light treatments. In darker skin types with melasma, there is no better solution. We also offer medical facials for patients with melasma as another excellent option.
The PicoSure Focus Facial – PicoToning (Fractionated Picosecond Laser)
While steering clear of the sun, using sunscreen, optimizing hormones, and maintaining a healthy diet are all excellent ways to maintain youthful skin, eventually time will take a toll, requiring a cosmetic procedure to truly rejuvenate your facial skin.
The best procedure (on multiple levels) available today is the PicoSure Focus Facial, a laser rejuvenation treatment that addresses issues such as melasma (more safely than heat-based devices), uneven pigmentation (sun damage), and acne scarring, which often includes a component of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It also improves the texture of the skin.
Advanced Treatment for Facial Skin Rejuvenation
This FDA-cleared skin treatment is extremely convenient, requiring only around 15 to 30 minutes to complete. It is conducted using the PicoSure Focus Lens Array. This system works by emitting alexandrite laser energy, which is recognized as the gold standard for treating pigmentation problem. The delivery pattern of the light energy is “fractionated,” meaning split into sections, which is known to be the gold standard for collagen stimulation. The pulses are extremely short (called a “picosecond”) are free from pressure and heat, and appropriate for all skin colors. The PicoSure system can treat any of the following skin flaws:
- Acne Scars
- Lines, Wrinkles, Lax Skin Quality
- Sun Spots, Age Spots
Aesthetic Technology at its Best: PicoSure
The PicoSure (pressure wave) technology allows for safe and effective treatment for darker skin types, and is safer for pigment and acne scarring, which cannot be treated successfully with traditional laser and light therapies.
The PicoSure system is also a safer treatment for melasma (a hormone-induced pigment), which is notorious for being heat-sensitive. Unfortunately, for some patients treated with traditional light or laser, the pigmentation problem was made more severe. In the case of melasma, Dr. O’Connell will also post-treat with hydroquinone to minimize risks of pigmentation problems worsening.
More About the PicoSure System – How it Works.
The energy emitted by the PicoSure system reaches deep into the layers of the skin, stimulating a process known as skin-cell activation. During the skin-cell activation process, the cells experience pressure. In response, they release proteins. These proteins signal other skin cells around these cells to create new collagen and elastin for a beautiful, natural firming effect that lasts – as it is your own body doing the work.
What to Expect with PicoToning
The PicoSure Focus Facial treatment has almost no downtime. It results in only a small amount of redness in the skin, which disappears in one to three hours after the treatment session. Pigmented lesions gradually darken then exfoliate. Collagen stimulation will occur over ninety days to around nine months. This allows you to continue with your daily routine almost immediately after your session.
Typically, one to three treatments are recommended for acne scarring, along with follow-up maintenance for pigmentary issues.
PicoToning: Safe for Asian Skin Types
PicoSure Focus Treatment is gaining enormous recognition in many Asian countries, including South Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and Mongolia, where darker skin predominates. There is a classic white paper titled PicoToning: A Novel Laser Skin Toning Approach for the Treatment of Asian Skin Types. Authors: Shamshik Shin, MD, Clear Dermatology Clinic, Gwangju, South Korea. Emil Tanghetti, MD, Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Sacramento, CA.
PicoSure Focus can be safely used for PicoToning of Asian skin types, while other treatments pose a risk of causing side effects. Asian skin often contains more melanin, and the tissue response to heat-based energy can be unpredictable – the PicoSure system is the superior choice for darker pigmented skin.
With the pressure-induced energy of PicoToning, we are able to safely shrink enlarged pores, treat acne scarring, address deeper pigment issues, and rejuvenate skin texture for all patients, including those of Asian descent.
Meet with Us at Serenity Rejuvenation Center.
Other laser treatments may promise effective results in the treatment of acne scars, melasma, and hyperpigmentation, but they don’t always deliver safely or with efficacy. With PicoSure, you have the most modern approach available in laser medicine with efficacy, minimal downtime with a safer, more effective treatment. To find out more about our PicoSure Focus Facial, contact us today and make an appointment to meet with Dr. O’Connell in a private consultation.
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