PicoSure Laser Procedure in Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston, Texas
A PIcoSure® laser is a picosecond aesthetic laser used for eliminating acne scars, wrinkles, pigmented lesions, fine lines, and tattoos. The treatment is unique, as the laser delivers super-short bursts of energy, each in a trillionth of a second, so any unwanted pigment can be targeted without impacting the surrounding skin.
Not only is the PicoSure® laser fast, it reduces downtime and risks. Therefore, if you want to look more youthful, the laser technology can give you the desired results without having to undergo a facelift. Because a facelift, can increase downtime, accelerate after-surgery risks, and create, in some instances, unwanted side effects, PicoSure® treatments are highly popular. In fact, the buzz word for receiving PicoSure® treatments is “Pico toning,” as this treatment represents the latest in innovative skin-enhancing laser technologies.
PicoSure® is a brand name for the Picosecond laser, a cutting-edge laser technology, which makes quick work of smoothing the skin and removing unwanted discolorations or pigments. While PicoSure® refers to a brand, the Picosecond laser is the type of laser technology. Basically, the Picosecond laser fires laser beams in short bursts of a trillionth of a second (picosecond) each – faster than a nanosecond, or a trillionth of a second used in older laser therapies. Therefore, a PicoSure® treatment can equal 450 picoseconds to 750 picoseconds in total. In some cases, the duration of the laser beam application can impact a treatment’s effectiveness.
To understand the use of the PicoSure® laser for pigmented or tattooed skin, you need to understand the science of removing skin pigments or inks. Traditional methods of laser pigment removal can end in damage to the surrounding tissues. Plus, some of the older lasers do not have the capacity to shatter pigments in the bloodstream.
That is why a Picosecond laser is considered the ideal tool to use to permanently remove tattoos. Because PicoSure® lasers are so quick at delivering their pulsed light, less time is needed for the procedure. As a result, pigment removal, using Picosecond lasers, reduces of the risk of side effects, namely hyperpigmentation. When compared to nanosecond lasers, Picosecond® lasers convey higher energy laser pulses, so pigments shatter easily. This same technology is used to stimulate collagen and elastin to smooth the skin of fine lines and wrinkles.
Moreover, PicoSure® removes various unwanted pigments, such as freckles, brown patches, and age spots. Not only will the technology, get rid of these lesions, it will make your skin look younger at the same time. When you opt for this technology, it usually takes a 2 to 5 sessions to realize the anticipated results. Once you schedule an appointment with a PicoSure® specialist, you can find out more about the process so you can adequately for the treatment. The following information should answer further questions you now have about the PicoSure® procedure.