PicoSure is the world’s first and fastest aesthetic laser developed by CynoSure.
The PicoSure laser treatment for acne scars and tattoo ink delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy into the tattooed and pigmented skin areas in trillionths of a second. These ultra-short pulses send targeted thermal injury, breaking up pigmented cells in your skin while stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. The body removes the pigmentation safely, revitalising your skin naturally.
The treatment procedure takes less time but varies depending on the size of the affected areas. Patients undergoing PicoSure laser treatment will experience minor discomfort, but can be tolerated easily.
PicoSure represents the cutting edge of a type of laser technology known as short-pulse lasers. These lasers are designed to “flash” incredibly quickly, in PicoSure’s case in trillionths of a second.
This rapid flashing minimizes the amount of heat and creates a photomechanical effect that’s highly effective in removing tattoo ink and unwanted pigment.
As the leading picosecond laser, PicoSure is able to treat all colors of tattoo ink on patients of all skin-types. So it’s very likely that PicoSure could work for you! Plus, PicoSure has been shown to remove tattoos in fewer treatments. You can speak to your local provider to about a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Most people experience very little discomfort and describe skin revitalization treatments as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band. Because tattoo removal treatments use more energy, patients may experience more discomfort. But your treatment provider should be able to offer numbing cream or other aids to minimize discomfort.
The sun exposes the skin to harmful radiation. To protect itself, the body produces extra melanin, causing the skin to tan. Since PicoSure targets melanin to remove excess pigment, a heavy tan may interfere with treatment. After laser treatments for removal of tattoos and unwanted pigment, the skin is more vulnerable to sunlight. 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* is common for modern tattoos.
Your treatment provider will be able to evaluate and provide you with a personalized plan.
The number of treatments for skin revitalization is largely dependent on the clinical condition being addressed but 2-5 treatments are common. Your treatment provider will be able to provide you with a personalized plan.
PicoSure is designed with safety in mind and incidents of scarring are very rare. Tattoo removal treatments require more energy than skin revitalization. And some patients may experience hypopigmentation (a lightening in skin color of the treated area). But this is usually temporary and normal skin is typically restored once healing is complete.
Healite II is a useful addition to virtually all aesthetic treatments. It is the most popular piece of equipment in the entire surgery as it can be used pre and post all our non-surgical treatments for enhanced recovery.