While many skincare products claim to fade dark spots and correct other skin imperfections, not all deliver to their promises. If certain creams and treatments seem to be ineffective for you, a non-invasive laser procedure like PicoCare is worth considering. This technology breaks down pigment into microscopic particles to lighten skin pigmentation and improve overall skin texture.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of PicoCare and/or wondering how it can benefit you, continue reading.
What exactly is PicoCare laser?
PicoCare is a US FDA-cleared and CE marked Nd:YAG picosecond laser device used for tattoo removal and treating pigmented lesions. It uses higher peak power of shorter pulse duration to shatter tattoo colors and pigments into microscopic particles. This device can also treat atrophic scars and be used for skin rejuvenation.
Picosecond (one trillionth of a second) lasers (like the PicoCare) have more photomechanical effect on the skin or pigment compared to nanosecond (one billionth of a second) lasers. The picosecond pulse duration can break down pigments with less photothermal effects on the skin. This means better results with almost no side effects.
How does PicoCare laser work?
What makes the PicoCare laser system unique is that it emits light pulses of four different wavelengths (1064nm, 532nm, 595nm, 660nm). It sends laser energy into the skin, which is then absorbed by the pigment. The laser shatters the pigment into tiny particles, which are naturally and gradually removed from the body.
It is also worth noting that the laser energy also helps stimulate new collagen production. This is why PicoCare laser can also be used for skin rejuvenation treatments like lifting up scars and minimizing pore appearance. It can also reduce signs of aging like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why choose PicoCare laser treatments?
PicoCare is worth considering if you want to improve your skin’s overall quality with minimal down time and less discomfort. It is suitable for all skin types and can treat a number of skin care conditions. At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we use the PicoCare Laser System with focus on the following conditions:
- 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
This laser system can be a good choice if you want to avoid any pain, risks, and downtime association with conventional laser treatments. It combines shorter pulse duration and specialized wavelengths to minimize the heat delivered to the skin. This translates to reduced injury risk and less damage to the skin and tissues.
What are the advantages of PicoCare laser?
PicoCare is a versatile laser system with improved safety, lesser downtime, and better results. Since it uses a 450-picosecond pulse, its laser energy can penetrate beyond the surface of the skin with great precision. It can target the pigmented lesions or treatment area without causing any damage to the skin’s surface.
Here are the advantages of PicoCare:
- Safe and suitable for all skin types
- Fewer treatments, better results
- Enhanced precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding skin and tissues
- Less discomfort
- Minimal to no downtime
- Low risk of side effects
Just do take note that laser treatments should only be performed by medical or aesthetic doctors. A consultation prior to the procedure is important to evaluate your skin’s condition and determine the number of treatment needed to achieve desired goals.
Schedule a consultation today
To learn more about PicoCare laser and to find out if you’re a good candidate, contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.