Pico Laser Treatment
Most lasers used for cosmetic treatments work roughly the same way: the device pushes energy waves deep into the skin to promote healing and boost collagen production. However, Pico laser treatment is slightly different. This laser uses high energy instead of heat to destroy skin discoloration, while promoting the production of elastin and collagen.
This laser gets its name from the time metric “picosecond,” which is one trillionth of a second, the laser delivers energy in ultra-short bursts that diffuse ink particles with high pressure. As a result, the ink breaks into small dust particles. After they are broken down, these particles are easily absorbed and eliminated by the body.
Pico laser treatment is recommended for:
- Pigmentation, melasma, sun spots, freckles
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Overall control of skin tone and complexion
Different probes are used to target different layers of the skin, in order to achieve desired results.
There are two wavelengths available for Pico treatment:
- 532nm – targets blemishes on more superficial layer of the skin
- 1064nm – can reach into deeper layer of the skin
In general, an estimate of 3 to 6 treatments at monthly intervals are recommended for superficial pigmentation. For pigmentation like melasma, more treatments may be required to achieve desired result.
This treatment is not suitable for pregnant / breastfeeding women.