Pico laser is a device used for treating tattoo and pigmented lesions. It uses high peak power with short pulse duration to break down pigments into much finer micro pigment particles.
Relying on the Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser system, pico laser emits light pulses of four different wavelengths. This makes it effective not only for tattoos and pigmentation, but also for scars and uneven skin tone and texture. The combination of high power and shorter pulse duration allows for safe, fast, and effective treatment.
How fast is a picosecond (laser)?
When compared to nanosecond lasers (one billionth of a second), picosecond lasers (one trillionth of a second) have more photomechanical effects on the skin. The duration of a picosecond pulse can shatter pigments into microscopic particles with less photothermal effects. This then delivers better results with minimal to no side
effects in ink removal and pigmentation treatment.
How does it work?
Pico laser works by delivering laser energy into the skin, which the pigments then absorb. This shatters or breaks down pigmentation into microscopic particles, which are removed over time through normal processes. The body’s immune system attacks the shattered particles of pigment and removes them efficiently and naturally.
The laser energy also helps the body to produce new collagen. This is beneficial for skin rejuvenation treatments and the improvement of the skin’s overall tone and texture. It can also help with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Advantages of a pico laser treatment:
● Fewer treatments, fast results
● Safe and suitable for all skin types
● Less discomfort
● Minimal to no downtime
● Lower risk of side effects
Pico laser can be used for:
● 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
Is the Pico laser safe?
Yes, the treatment is safe. Specialized wavelengths and short-duration pulses work in combination to reduce the heat delivered to the skin. This means less damage to the surrounding skin and tissues, with minimized risk of injury.
Are there any side effects?
You can expect some redness or for your skin tone to look pink in color for 4 to 5 days. The side effects, however, are much less than conventional laser treatment. It is important to keep your skin moisturized during this period, as well as protect the treated area from the sun.
Does the laser treatment hurt?
There is some mild discomfort, like a prickling sensation during the treatment. A topical anesthetic cream may be applied if needed to increase patient comfort.
How many sessions will I need?
The average number of treatments is 3 to 5, but this will still depend on your skin concerns and condition. A consultation with our aesthetic doctor in Singapore will determine the number of sessions required for your needs and goals.
Is the Pico laser system right for me?
Pico laser is a versatile system that is suitable for all skin types. It can help improve or treat different skin concerns such as acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, age spots, freckles, and other types of pigmentation. A consultation and assessment of your condition will determine the type of treatment that suits your needs.
What can I expect after the treatment?
As the skin heals, it is likely to look and stay pink in color. Once the healing process is complete, you can see an improvement in your skin’s appearance and quality. You can expect the results to continue to improve over the next six months.
If you want to learn more about pico laser treatment in Singapore, contact our clinic today and book a consultation.