PicoSure is an FDA-approved aesthetic laser technology that uses ultra-short bursts of energy to remove tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoSure delivers energy to the problem area in short pulses that are measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second). This energy causes tattoo ink or other types of skin damage to break apart into tiny particles that can be easily eliminated from the body.PicoSure is not just for tattoo removal; it is also a quick and easy non-surgical laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles and other forms of skin damage
With PicoSure laser treatments you can expect impressive results without the usual discomfort caused by traditional methods. From now on, face-lifts, fillers and toxins –along with their side effects and significant healing time –should be considered a “last resort”.
PicoSure laser treatments can help you achieve that youthful appearance without the added risks.
Through its unique energy delivery, PicoSure focuses on patients who are seeking for ways to improve their skin or reduce signs of ageing. While it differs from tradition laser treatments with risks, pain and downtime, PicoSure gently treats pigmented and discoloured conditions with the highest energy. Wrinkles, age lines and acne scars are improved with Focus lens. Unlike the other lasers with similar results, PicoSure does not use heat to burn away skin for forced healing
An array of diffractive lenses focuses and redistributes each pulse, therefore concentrating energy into hundreds of microspots. PressureWaves™ are then circulated into the skin dermis, renewing collagen and elastin production. There will be a noticeable change in the texture and softness of the skin.This treatment is especially effective for acne scars and fine lines.
Picosecond pulse creates an intense photomechanical impact known as PressureWave™. Very swiftly, PressureWave™ shatters the target particles. Each burst occurs in picoseconds (trillionths of a second). This process results in target clearance for colours such as red, orange and yellow with fewer treatments and less fluence, without injury to the surrounding skin. The treatment of stubborn dark, blue and green inks or previously treated but unsuccessful tattoos is also possible with PicoSure.
PicoSure Laser is a safe and effective method when it comes to dealing with skin discolouration, fine lines, dark spots or scars without any harsh side effects on Asian skin. Skin pigmentation is defined as a concentrated and localised area of increased pigmentation usually caused by exposure to the sun. Freckles, sun or age spots, scars and melasma caused by hormonal changes mostly affect the face and décolletage. PicoSure can give excellent results when treating skin pigmentation. Unsightly spots removed can give way to noticeably clearer complexion and better skin texture.
Tough inks require variable pressure for clearance. PicoSure increases pressure on ink particles by reducing the width from 750ps to 550ps
1-3 hours of mild redness immediately after the laser. However, overall there is no thermal injury to the dermis and hence, minimal downtime. You can resume with normal day to day activities but for 24 hours do avoid activities that stimulates facial heating such as exercising.
Traditional lasers often use photothermal action to deliver heat to the pigment and surrounding tissues. Whereas PicoSure patented PressureWave™ technology shatters the pigments into tiny particles that can be naturally and easily eliminated by the body. Furthermore, PicoSure’s short pulse width hits the dermis faster than traditional lasers utilizing nanosecond technology. In fact, half the fluence is required compared to say, a Q-switched laser which exercises slow pulse. Less complications of burning, scarring and pigmentary issues are also associated with PicoSure laser. Due to such breakthrough technologies and (almost) painless delivery, statistics have shown improved patient satisfaction rates for PicoSure as compared to other lasers like fractional Co2 or dual yellow laser in the market.
|Picosure||Fractional CO2 Laser|
|No heat energy||Heat energy|
|No downtime to 1 day||Downtime for up to 1 week to 3 weeks|
|No to very mild discomfort||Moderate to severe discomfort|
|Can apply immediately||No make up for 1-2 weeks|
|Can safely go under sun||Absolutely avoid sun|
|No redness or swelling||Significant redness and swelling|
|Fairly painless||Very painful treatment|
|Pico technology 2015||Old technology 2005|