If you know anything about the world of skincare and beauty rejuvenation, you probably know how many laser treatments there are to choose from. But one advanced laser skin treatment offers anti-aging effects that outstrip the rest: PicoSure.
Read on to learn how this groundbreaking laser skin rejuvenation treatment can help you find the smooth, pigment-free skin you've been looking for!
How PicoSure Works
PicoSure is a fractional picosecond laser treatment. This means that the PicoSure device uses bursts of energy that last only a few hundred trillionths of a second to treat the skin. These picosecond pulses are the secret behind the effectiveness of Pico laser treatments, which repair damaged skin in an unbelievably gentle and precise way.
Specifically, these picosecond blasts of laser energy encourage collage production (which is necessary for firm, elastic, and youthful skin) in the deeper layers of the skin. At the same time, this energy targets skin cells that have been damaged by UV rays or other elements.
During the healing process that is activated by the Pico laser therapy, your skin's fibroblasts "come online" and go into overdrive to produce collagen, which helps make your skin look and feel smoother while also minimizing skin imperfections (such as the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, and even acne scarring).
This skin regeneration can last for quite a while, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of rejuvenated skin through the Pico laser technology well after treatment.
The Many Benefits of PicoSure Skin Treatment
PicoSure anti-aging laser treatment has a lot to commend it, from providing minimal downtime to its ability to treat virtually all skin types safely (something that can't be said for every type of hyperpigmentation treatment!). And it does all of this as an FDA-approved, medical-grade skin care treatment.
The PicoSure protocol can be used for a wide variety of skin conditions related to aging. These include reducing the obvious appearance of sun spots, age spots, and fine lines, producing smoother and healthier skin through collagen production and elastin synthesis, and even reducing redness in affected areas of your skin.
Whether you want to lighten parts of your skin that have been darkened through pigmented lesions or need to treat melasma (brown patches on your face), acne scars, stretch marks, or fine lines, there's a way that PicoSure can give you a greater glow and more robust skin.
If you've been experiencing tattoo regret, the PicoSure laser protocol can even help you with that skin condition! The same features that help remove irregular pigmentation and dark patches can also lighten up or even outright erase signs of tattoo ink colors. In other words, PicoSure offers laser tattoo removal alongside its other great benefits.
And since this non-surgical intervention takes advantage of your body's natural regenerative capabilities through elastin production and the stimulation of collagen, you can rest easy knowing you'll be enjoying these advantages for a long time to come.
Revitalized Skin Tone and Texture
The fact of the matter is that, as we age, our skin loses some of its firmness, elasticity, and youthful sheen. It doesn't help that our bodies also pick up scars and other injuries as we travel through life.
While some of these changes are inevitable, PicoSure laser facial treatment can help restore many of the characteristics associated with young, fresh-looking skin.
We've already talked quite a bit about the mechanisms behind the skin rejuvenation capabilities of PicoSure. The desired result is definitely something to write home about: smoother (even scar-free!) skin, a youthful glow, and improved skin texture.
By using your body's ability to regenerate cells and repair itself, PicoSure helps improve your appearance without the pain, discomfort, or injury caused by surgical methods. In other words, you can potentially look younger and have healthier skin in a way that works with your body rather than against it.
Correcting Pigmentation and Sun Spots
UV rays from direct exposure to sunlight can have many adverse effects on your skin. Even if you never have to worry about melanoma on the extreme end of things, you may still experience the results of sunlight overexposure through excessive pigmentation in the skin, sun spots, dark spots and patches, and other marks that make your skin look older.
Genetics, natural hormones, and even certain medications can also contribute to skin pigmentation that is out of whack and distracting. This type of irregular skin coloration can appear on the face, neck, hands, and chest.
Fortunately, PicoSure as a cosmetic laser treatment provides an effective solution. Its picosecond laser pulses resurface your skin and target hyper-pigmented areas while leaving the surrounding normal skin untouched and unblemished.
Different Treatments for Various Skin Types
Many traditional laser treatments are only approved for treating lighter or fairer skin types because they are unsuited or even dangerous for people with darker skin types. In fact, using the wrong kind of laser for a darker skin tone can potentially cause more harm than good! Obviously, this limits the pool of patients who can receive many helpful cosmetic laser treatments.
However, as mentioned above, PicoSure is suitable for multiple skin types, from people with dark skin tones to those who are fair-skinned. This includes people who have Skin Types IV-VI on the six-point Fitzpatrick scale, a group that includes olive, dark brown, and black skin tones.
The ability to treat darker skin types alongside lighter skin tones gives PicoSure an undeniable advantage over many other laser skincare treatments.
Finally, PicoSure is a stand-out skin treatment thanks to the low level of downtime that it requires. Unlike procedures that may require you to take several days off of work and suffer from painful side effects for up to a week after your appointment, PicoSure lets you get right back to work, play, or whatever else you have planned right after your laser resurfacing treatment!
Even during the PicoSure treatment itself, discomfort is minimal. You should only feel something like a thin rubber band snapping against your skin. If you have especially sensitive skin or a low pain threshold, your medical professional can apply a mild numbing cream that works as a topical anesthetic for the treatment area.
While you may experience some swelling and redness right after your appointment, these side effects should disappear within a few hours, meaning you'll be able to put on makeup and get back to enjoying regular life in no time at all!
Contact Altaire Clinic Today to Schedule a Consult
Are you excited to find out what you could look like with rejuvenated, scar-free skin? Contact the team at Altaire Clinic today to learn what we can do for you with our personalized treatment plans!