Beauty comes from the inside out, but it’s hard to feel comfortable in your own skin when you’re dealing with acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, and other imperfections. At About Face Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Dale Bartolome, MD and the team can provide a PicoSure® by Cynosure treatment to completely transform your skin, giving you the glowing complexion you’re seeking. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about PicoSure.
PicoSure Q & A
What is PicoSure?
The first generation of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely entirely on heat to smooth your complexion and revitalize your skin, PicoSure actually melts away melanin and tattoo ink for flawless-looking skin that feels soft and even.
What sets PicoSure apart from other laser technology is that it does not build up the heat to break up hyperpigmentation and dark spots caused by aging or acne scars. Instead, PicoSure lasers deliver intense energy so quickly that the small particles that make up dark spots start vibrating until they completely shatter, leaving your skin looking fresh and clear.
PicoSure uses a revolutionary Focus lens to convert laser energy into pressure waves that promote cell signaling, a natural communication process for the cells in your body, allowing your body to use its own cells to activate regeneration.
How can PicoSure help me?
PicoSure lasers are used to treat a number of skin problems and offer several topical benefits. The treatment is FDA-approved for the:
- Reduction of acne scars
- Minimization of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and freckles
- Treatment of melasma
- Skin resurfacing
- Smoothing of stretch marks and scars
- Removal of tattoo ink
- Stimulation of collagen to decrease fine lines and wrinkles
PicoSure lasers are designed to activate your body’s natural immune response to regenerate healthy, even-looking skin. This results in the freshest skin possible, with virtually no downtime.
What can I expect from the recovery process?
Because it’s a non-invasive skin therapy, there’s absolutely no recovery required after a PicoSure treatment, which takes about 10-15 minutes per session. While some patients do report skin redness and sensitivity following the treatment, any mild side effects should disappear within just a few hours.
The number of treatments required to achieve the results you desire depends entirely on your skin condition and size of treatment area. You will need at least 4-6 sessions for a tattoo removal.
Depending on your treatment, results may be noticeable 7-14 days after your session, especially if you are being treated for dark spots or acne scars. Collagen production tends to take about 1-3 months before you start seeing dramatic results.
For more information on PicoSure laser treatments, call About Face Hawaii or book an appointment online today.