Dark spots and acne scars are two stubborn skin concerns that won’t easily back down. Despite proper skincare habits, certain types of pigmentation may take forever to go away. Pitted or indented scarring is another story; it doesn’t fade on its own. Scars usually require aesthetic treatments to improve their appearance.
Chemical peels, skin needling, and injectables can help treat scars and improve skin texture. Lasers can also make a difference, especially a fractional laser device like PicoCare 450. This US FDA-cleared and CE-marked picosecond laser is used for tattoo and pigmented lesions. It can also tackle acne scars and a range of skin imperfections.
The basics of PicoCare Laser
As previously mentioned, PicoCare laser is mainly for tattoo removal and fading/removing dark spots and acne scars. It relies on the Nd: YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser system, which emits light pulses of four different wavelengths. It can break down pigments to improve overall skin tone and texture.
PicoCare combines high peak power and shorter pulse durations to shatter ink colours and pigments into microscopic particles. Compared to nanosecond lasers, picosecond devices have more photomechanical, but less photothermal effects. This means better results, with fewer treatments and almost no side effects.
PicoCare delivers laser energy into the skin, which the pigment absorbs. Then, the laser shatters ink colours and pigments into microscopic particles. These are gradually removed over time, with the body’s immune system attacking the pigments for efficient and natural removal.
The laser system also features the HEXA MLA (Micro Lens Array) handpiece. This fractional device can replace aggressive scar treatments, like conventional subcision. It can destroy scar tissues and significantly lift depressed or indented scarring.
You may also be glad to know that the PicoCare laser helps in the production of new collagen. This is beneficial for overall skin rejuvenation, which includes reducing or improving enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Why choose PicoCare?
Fading scars and dark spots don’t always have to involve harsh peels or needle treatments. If you’re looking to improve your skin tone and texture in a more comfortable manner, PicoCare laser is a good alternative. Here are the reasons why this laser system is worth considering:
- Safe and effective – Short pulse duration and specialized wavelengths lessen the heat delivered to the skin. This translates to enhanced precision, with less damage to surrounding tissues and reduced risk of injury.
- Better results, fewer treatments – It delivers shorter bursts of laser energy, which can also penetrate deeper. This allows the PicoCare laser to perform more efficiently, with less damage and fewer sessions.
- Fewer side effects – Compared to conventional laser treatments, PicoCare has fewer and lower risk of side effects. You can expect some minor redness (pinkish skin tone) for 4 to 5 days. You need to keep your skin moisturized during this period. Sun protection is also a must.
- Less/mild discomfort – PicoCare treatment is non-invasive. You may experience some mild discomfort (like a prickling sensation), but a topical anaesthetic cream may be used to improve patient comfort.
- Helps in creating new collagen – PicoCare can help stimulate collagen production. This is beneficial in lifting scars, minimizing pore size, softening lines and wrinkles, and improving overall skin tone and texture.
- Suitable for all skin types – PicoCare is a versatile laser system that can treat all skin types. A consultation with our aesthetic doctor will help evaluate your condition to recommend the right treatment plan for your concerns.
- Can treat a range of skin imperfections – At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore, we use the PicoCare Laser System for the following skin concerns:
- Epidermal lesions
- Freckles, melasma, café au lait
- Age spots (senile lentigos), solar lentigo (sun spots)
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Acne scars (box, ice pick, rolling, hypertrophic)
- Skin rejuvenation
Keep in mind
Laser treatments should only be performed by a board-certified medical or aesthetic doctor. If you want to get the most out of your PicoCare treatment, go to a medical laser clinic that has the right laser system and professionals who can carry out the procedure properly.
If you want to know more about PicoCare, Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics today. Schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to find out if you’re a good candidate.