Step 1: Cleansing the Skin
Step 2: Picosecond Laser
Step 3: Face Mask Post-Pico
The picosecond laser can treat birthmarks, melasma, sun damage, skin discoloration, acne scarring as well as laser hair removal. Recent studies have shown that the picosecond laser is better for darker skin tones as well.
The picosecond laser works the same as a normal laser – it shoots light extremely fast into the skin, and only the skin with excessive pigmentation will absorb the light. That light is converted into heat energy which breaks the skin cells with pigmentation into tiny pieces and the body removes them naturally. The picosecond laser is unique because by confining the width of the laser beam, it concentrates on smaller areas and is more efficient.
Treatments generally last 45 minutes. We recommend 2-3 sessions for better results.
The treatment itself is not painful at all - most patients rate it a 2 on a pain scale of 10. It may feel like a rubber band hitting your skin. You may also experience some redness immediately after the treatment, but we provide a nourishing face mask to re-nourish and re-hydrate the skin.
This depends on your skin type and skin condition - consult with us before beginning this treatment. There is also new promising studies that indicate picosecond laser treatment for those with darker skin tones.