Fading dark spots can take time, especially if the pigmentation is a few shades darker than your natural complexion. The usual period is between 6 and 12 months, but there are also cases where it will take longer. Bad skin habits like sun exposure, scrubbing the skin, and picking blemishes can also contribute to a longer fading process.
If you’ve been dealing with dark spots longer than you can remember, you might want to try PicoCare laser. Instead of using a chemical solution to treat the skin, PicoCare delivers laser energy to break down pigments into smaller particles. These are gradually removed over time, which then fades or lightens the discoloration.
Let’s get to know PicoCare laser and the wonders it can do for your skin.
The basics of PicoCare laser
PicoCare is an Nd:YAG picosecond laser device designed for removing tattoo ink and pigmented lesions. This US FDA-approved and CE-marked laser system uses higher peak power but with shorter pulse duration to shatter pigments and ink colours. This means less heat delivered to the skin and less risk of injury.
The laser system also has the HEXA MLA (Micro Lens Array) handpiece. This is a fractional system device that can replace traditional subcision or aggressive scar treatments. Also, the HEXA MLA can destroy scar tissues and help lift depressed or indented scarring significantly.
How PicoCare works
As previously mentioned, PicoCare delivers laser energy into the skin, which is then absorbed by the pigment. The heat generated by the laser shatters the pigmentation into smaller or microscopic particles. Your body’s immune system targets and attacks the broken-down pigments, removing them naturally and efficiently over time.
You may also be glad to know that PicoCare helps the body stimulate new collagen. This is the reason why the laser system can also be used for overall skin rejuvenation. It can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, as well as improve skin tone and texture.
What makes PicoCare safe and effective
Apart from the fact that PicoCare is FDA-cleared and CE-marked, it also delivers shorter bursts of energy that can penetrate deeper. It has more photomechanical effect on the skin, but less photothermal effects. This only means enhanced precision and better results with fewer treatments and almost no side effects.
PicoCare can also treat all skin types and a range of skin imperfections. At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore, we use this laser system to improve or treat the following concerns:
- Epidermal lesions
- Age spots (senile lentigos), solar lentigo (sun spots)
- Freckles, melasma, café au lait
- Acne scars (box, ice pick, rolling, hypertrophic)
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Skin rejuvenation
Other benefits of this laser system include:
- Less/mild discomfort
- Low risk of side effects
- Minimal to no downtime
- Fewer treatments, better results
Helpful tips for preventing or fading pigmentation
While PicoCare laser can effectively fade dark spots and other pigmentation, it is also important to practice good skincare habits. Here are a few things that can help prevent dark spots or speed up the fading process:
- Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily.
- Treat your acne; don’t let it go away on its own.
- Use products with skin lighteners like vitamin C serum.
- Don’t pop, pick, or squeeze your pimples.
- Avoid over-exfoliating or scrubbing your skin.
Don’t let dark spots linger. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor in Singapore and learn more about PicoCare and other skincare tips for fading pigmentation.