Turn Back the Clock with PicoSure

Picosure Laser Facial  – What Is It And What Can It Do? Which Areas Can I Have Treated?

The Picosure laser is Cynosure’s (America’s largest laser company) newest laser. It has breakthrough technology in that this laser has a pulse duration, meaning it emits the laser and then quickly stops it, 70x faster than the next fastest laser on the market and compared to many lasers is hundred or thousands of times faster.

What Does This Mean To You?

This means that you are getting the benefit of a laser treatment with little to no redness. This also means you can have your laser treatment and then go back to work in a few hours and certainly the next day – minimal downtime!! (Compare this to the various CO2 lasers, Fraxels and IPLs where you will be very red for many days or even weeks following your treatment).

The Picosure Is Beneficial For 3 Major Problems:

The first is hyperpigmentation. Almost all women after the age of 30, (and frequently before this) will develop areas of uneven pigmentation in their faces, necks, decollete and hands (and forearms). This is due to hormones (especially with pregnancy), environment and sun exposure. This presents as patchy brownish areas, which you then have to cover with make-up. Fine lines on the face, especially around the mouth and eyes, comes with aging. Some men and women, will develop scarring from acne.
These problems can be substantial improved with the Picosure Laser facial which can be done on the face, neck, decollete and even the hands or forearms.

You should plan on doing a set of 3 laser treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. These are performed by my specially trained Master Estheticians.

You should stop all active skin care products at least 3 days prior to your treatment. You should also use a strong sun screen 3 weeks before a treatment, as well.

Continue reading “Turn Back the Clock with PicoSure”

PicoSure Laser

I am very excited to be adding the PicoSure laser to my office.  This laser will replace the Revlite laser. The PicoSure laser is really breakthrough technology for several areas of treatment and require fewer treatments compared to others lasers.

Tattoo Removal
It offers state of the art tattoo removal with a huge advantage over other lasers on the market.  The laser light is emitted at a much faster rate which changes the way the pigment in the tattoo is treated.  It creates a “pressure wave technology,” which shatters the pigment into small particles that can easily be eliminated by the body. This removes the tattoos at a much quicker rate with fewer treatments. It is also much more comfortable for the patient. We recommend tattoo removal treatments be scheduled every six to eight weeks.

The PicoSure laser is especially effective for black, green and blue pigments, which traditionally has been difficult for other lasers to deal with in a timely fashion or at all. There is no downtime. This is especially important when one realizes that 1 in 5 people in America have a tattoo and many people regret getting it.  It is much easier to get the tattoo, than to remove it. This is a quantum leap to make this easier.

Pigmented Lesions and Age Spots
The PicoSure laser can successfully remove pigment and age spots.  In places like the hands, this could be combined with fat transfers to turn back the clock even further.

Laser Facial
This super fast laser causes breakdown in the epidermis, while stimulating increased collagen and elastic in the skin with little thermal injury.

This means that there is little to no redness, despite a huge stimulation to repair and rejuvenate the skin. This will do a great job for hyper-pigmentation, acne scarring, melasma, fine lines, and even wrinkles. Think of it like an IPL but without the redness. In order to receive optimal, we offer facial treatments in packages of three and recommend they be scheduled one month apart.


Want to learn more? Contact my office at 703-406-2444 to schedule a complimentary consultation!