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PicoSure® Laser

Experience a comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment designed for Asian skin types. This PicoSure® laser uses a unique 755nm wavelength that offers improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall complexion. Say goodbye to deep pigmentation, acne scars, and wrinkles as you embrace a more youthful appearance.

What Is The Picosure® Laser

PicoSure® is a comfortable and effective skin revitalization treatment for wrinkles, acne scars and pigments like freckles, sunspots and discolouration. PicoSure® is among a range of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely solely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots in your skin.

Instead, PicoSure engineers use cutting-edge physics and medical science to help practitioners treat patients in a new way. Instead of building up heat, PicoSure® delivers energy so rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that tiny particles that make up pigment or tattoo ink vibrate and shatter, without burning surrounding tissue.

Even more impressive is how it is designed to harness the body’s natural healing process to restore youthful skin in ways never before possible. Using proprietary Focus lens technology, PicoSure® effectively converts the laser energy into gentle pressure waves that activate Cell Signaling, the body’s natural communication processes, in order to stimulate collagen and improve the skin texture.

Targets Multiple Skin Concerns Within In PicoSeconds

One treatment can target multiple conditions simultaneously. An suitable choice for someone who strives for clearer and smoother skin:

Is The Picosure® Laser Compatible With Asian Skin?

The PicoSure® Laser is a safe and effective method when it comes to dealing with skin discolouration, fine lines, dark spots or scars without any harsh side effects on Asian skin. The 755nm Alexandrite wavelength is better absorbed by pigment over blood vessels, and this increases the efficacy and reduces the risk of adverse effects from the laser. The PicoSure® Laser has proven clinical validation, with 26 publications and 59 abstracts to date.

Pico Vs Nano

Many doctors like the PicoSure® Laser to an upgrade of the Nano Laser. With its higher photo-acoustic energy, the Pico Laser breaks down pigmentation into smaller fragments compared to a Nano Laser (Q-Switched Laser). These smaller fragments are then cleared faster by the body. Additionally, because of its substantially shorter pulse duration (the length of time the energy spends in your skin), the Pico Laser has less of a photo-thermal effect. This means there’s less heat generated that may adversely affect surrounding skin tissues.

Tattoos Are No Longer Permanent With Picosure®

As the leading picosecond laser, PicoSure® is able to treat all colours of tattoo ink on patients of all skin types, PicoSure® could likely work for you! A Picosecond pulse creates an intense photomechanical impact known as PressureWave™. A PressureWave™ shatters the target particles within picoseconds (trillionths of a second). It targets colour pigments and clears colours such as red, orange and yellow with fewer treatments and less fluence, without injury to the surrounding skin. The treatment of stubborn dark, blue and green inks or previously treated but unsuccessful tattoos is also possible with PicoSure®.

PicoSure® has been shown to remove tattoos in fewer treatments, so speak to us about a treatment plan that is right for you.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required depends on your skin concern but here are some common treatment plans.

How Visia® Skin Analysis Works

At VIDASKIN, we have curated an arsenal of carefully selected technologies and products that give impactful results. Using the VISIA® Skin Analysis system, we keep track of your progress and adjust your treatment along the way if necessary. The VISIA® Skin Analysis system uses multispectral photos of different wavelengths, including infrared light, to identify visible and invisible changes in the skin that may indicate skin issues and disease. This non-invasive thermal imaging can identify the overall condition of your skin and may even lead to an early diagnosis of skin cancer.

The TruSkin Age™ system evaluates your skin based on the presence of:

How Your Skin Analysis Is Done With Us

We are proud to offer the VISIA skin analysis technology here at VIDASKIN Medical Aesthetics Clinic. All our skin treatments start with an in-depth skin analysis with the VISIA® Complexion Analysis system. The VISIA® Complexion Analysis system makes it possible to customise your skin care program and formulations for your specific complexion, as well as to actively monitor and optimise these formulations over time. See clinically accurate improvements in your skin when you journey with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recognised to be 20 times more powerful than normal lenses, the key part of PicoSure® is the Focus™ Lens Array which allows a highly concentrated stream of energy to be emitted. This energy creates an impact (PressureWave™) big enough to effectively hit and shatter pigments into pigment fragments which will be broken into even smaller pieces and eventually be carried away by the bloodstream. There will be a noticeable change in the texture and softness of the skin. This treatment is especially effective for acne scars and fine lines.
Picosecond pulses generate a strong photomechanical impact a.k.a PressureWave™. Each PressureWave™ occurs in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) – allowing for spot clearing of tattoo pigments with lesser treatments and lesser injury to surrounding skin. PicoSure® is also better absorbed by pigmentation hence, lesser treatments and a greater pigment clearance. By inducing laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB), dermal remodeling can be triggered within the skin.
Most patients experience a comfortable treatment and describe skin revitalisation treatments as feeling like a light snapping of a rubber band. Because tattoo removal treatments use more energy, patients may experience more sensation, but here at VIDASKIN, we offer numbing cream and other aids for a more pleasant experience.
Some patients may experience 1 - 3 hours of mild redness immediately after the laser. However, overall there is no thermal injury to the dermis and hence, minimal downtime. You can resume normal day-to-day activities, but for 24 hours, do avoid activities that stimulate facial heating, such as exercising.

PicoSure® laser therapies are FDA-approved and PicoSure® 's ultra-fast pulses and specialised wavelengths work together to minimize the amount of heat transferred. Less heat means fewer chances for damage to occur to any surrounding skin, lessening the risks of injury. For this reason, Pico is extremely safe and can be applied to any area of the face and body.

PicoSure® is designed with safety in mind and incidents of scarring are very rare. Tattoo removal treatments require more energy than skin revitalisation and some patients may experience hypopigmentation (a lightening in skin colour of the treated area) or hyperpigmentation (a darkening in skin colour of the treated area).

PicoSure® procedure time depends on the size of the area to be treated, and 10 minutes is common for average-sized tattoo and skin revitalisation treatments. It is generally considered a lunchtime treatment.
PicoSure® Tattoo removal and acne scar results are permanent. Skin revitalisation treatment results are long-lasting, but some pigment conditions can be recurrent. Some patients find that a PicoSure® Focus treatment every six months can help prevent the accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles.
Recovery timelines are dependent on the condition being treated and each patient’s ability to heal. Typical treatment intervals are 2 - 6 weeks for pigmented lesions and 6 - 8 weeks for tattoo removal. Treatments for acne scars and wrinkles using the Focus lens array can be performed every 3 - 4 weeks. Your treatment provider will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
The sun exposes the skin to harmful radiation. To protect the skin, the body produces extra melanin, causing the skin to tan. Since PicoSure® targets melanin to remove excess pigment, a heavy tan may interfere with the treatment. The skin is more vulnerable to sunlight after PicoSure® laser treatments for removal of tattoos and unwanted pigment so minimizing sun exposure and use of sunscreen of SPF30+ is recommended.
  • The number of PicoSure® treatments for unwanted pigmentation will vary depending on the condition being treated and how each individual responds.
  • For tattoo removal, the size, location and density of ink play important roles in how quickly clearance can be achieved, but 4 -10 treatments are common for modern tattoos.
  • The number of treatments for skin revitalisation is largely dependent on the clinical condition being addressed but 2 - 5 treatments are common.
  • Our doctors will provide you with a personalised plan during your consultation, prior to commencing treatment.

    Patients who seek Skin Toning, Skin Rejuvenation, and treatment for Pigmentary Disorders like Melasma, Freckles etc, Pore Refining, and Stretch Marks are suitable candidates for this treatment.

    If you are still unsure of how you can benefit from a PicoSure® laser treatment, we would like to invite you down for a nonobligatory, private consultation with Dr. Vicki or Dr Elizabeth. At VIDASKIN Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our approach to patient care is personal and bespoke, with carefully crafted treatment plans that perfectly meet your wants and needs. Feel free to send us some photos instead if you are unable to find the time for a consultation. Our qualified staff and doctors here at VIDASKIN are here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals so you can look and feel your best.

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