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PicoSure Laser Treatment

PICOSURE LASER TREATMENT

PicoSure® is the world’s first, fastest and most effective picosecond aesthetic laser. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology, enabling unmatched photomechanical impact for better clearance with fewer treatments and less fluence.

PicoSure’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action creating an intense photomechanical impact, patented PressureWave™, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

An example of a patient treated only once with the PicoSure laser treatment. Compare the photo on the left which shows the baseline findings.  She was treated with the zoom handpiece in spot treatment for the areas of darker pigment. Then in the same session, we used the Pico standard optic handpiece over the full area of the face in the Pico Tuning approach for gradual reduction of the pigmentation from the superficial to the deeper layers, using the PicoSure photomechanical effect. On the right, is the condition only 2 and a half weeks later showing significant improvement in the pigmentation and general skin condition, as viewed with the Mark.Vu skin analysis system, UV filter.

PicoSure Laser Treatment using the PicoSure photomechanical effect

  • Skin Revitalisation/Rejuvenation
  • Melasma/Pigmentation Treatment
  • Acne/Surgical Scar Reduction
  • Fine Lines/Wrinkle Reduction
  • Pore Tightening
  • Nevus Ota Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal (various color tattoo removal)
  • Freckles, age spots, blemish treatment

Advantages of this Laser Compared to Others

  • No Scab, No Crust
  • No downtime needed
  • The number of procedures can be only half of the other lasers.
  • The treatment period can be only half of the other lasers.

  • Minimal skin damage around the skin lesion

Picosecond vs. Nanosecond Technology

Traditional nanosecond lasers predominately rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure laser treatment takes advantage of PressureWave Technology to shatter the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body.

PicoSure Laser Treatment takes advantage of PressureWave Technology

Laser Response Comparison

PicoSure Laser Treatment - Laser Response Comparison

Ultra-Short Pulse Duration is the Difference

Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond technology.
Only ultrashort pulse durations trigger photomechanical effect.
With this short pulse width, half the fluence is required compared to Q-Switched nanosecond lasers.

PicoSure Laser Treatment - Ultra-Short Pulse Duration is the Difference

PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array

Expand the Power of PicoSure
PicoSure Laser Treatment expands picosecond technology beyond tattoo removal for skin treatments unlike any other

FOCUS™ Lens Array for PicoSure expands picosecond technology beyond tattoo removal for skin treatments unlike any other.

  • Pigmented lesions
  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles
Impressive Results, Minimal Downtime

The unique mechanism of action of PicoSure FOCUS has shown results similar to non-ablative and even ablative lasers but without the prep time, patient discomfort or downtime. Patients appreciate the fast treatments, and typically experience only one hour of redness allowing them to quickly return to regular activities.

Focus magnifies the PicoSure pulse 20X, creating laser induced optical breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis. Studies have shown resulting new collagen and elastin production without the side effects and downtime of fractional and ablative lasers.

PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array

Expand the Power of PicoSure

FOCUS™ Lens Array for PicoSure expands picosecond technology beyond tattoo removal for skin treatments unlike any other.

  • Pigmented lesions
  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles

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PicoSure

The reliable way to rejuvenate skin.

Internationally renowned Dermatologist and Laser Specialist Dr Emil Tanghetti reveals why PicoSure is his preferred laser for skin rejuvenation, every time.

After making its mark on the tattoo industry, PicoSure has set the bar in skin rejuvenation, targeting acne scarring, melasma, actinic pigmentation and photodamage like no other treatment. Backed by a wealth of clinical studies and research, the PicoSure point of difference is in its proven ability to effectively treat any skin type with less downtime than competitors, showing a dramatic improvement in the appearance of pigmentation, acne scars and collagen-damaging skin inflammation.

Dr Emil Tanghetti, a leading dermatologist and laser specialist from California, has a passion for clinical research and has investigated a wide range of drugs and devices over the past 20 years. “With any device you want to understand how the company works in terms of clinical evidence. PicoSure has years of clinical evidence, great studies and a lot of reliable data… There are multiple reasons PicoSure might be useful in your practice. While there may be a lot of devices out there, the beauty of PicoSure is that it can treat both tattoos and the skin, as well as all skin colours and types,” he explains.

Impressive Results, Minimal Downtime

The unique mechanism of action of PicoSure FOCUS has shown results similar to non-ablative and even ablative lasers but without the prep time, patient discomfort or downtime. Patients appreciate the fast treatments, and typically experience only one hour of redness allowing them to quickly return to regular activities.

Focus magnifies the PicoSure pulse 20X, creating laser induced optical breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis. Studies have shown resulting new collagen and elastin production without the side effects and downtime of fractional and ablative lasers.

Impressive Results, Minimal Downtime

The unique mechanism of action of PicoSure FOCUS has shown results similar to non-ablative and even ablative lasers but without the prep time, patient discomfort or downtime. Patients appreciate the fast treatments, and typically experience only one hour of redness allowing them to quickly return to regular activities.

Focus magnifies the PicoSure pulse 20X, creating laser induced optical breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis. Studies have shown resulting new collagen and elastin production without the side effects and downtime of fractional and ablative lasers.

FAQ

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.

PicoSure is the most versatile short-pulse laser in the world, allowing it to treat a wide variety of pigment conditions as well as acne scars and wrinkles. While other aesthetic products and lasers can treat similar conditions, PicoSure is the only way to achieve great results without the pain, redness and downtime.

PicoSure’s ultra-fast pulses and specialized wavelengths work together to minimize the amount of heat that is transferred. Less heat means less damage to surrounding skin and less risk of injury.
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.
Procedure time depends on the size of the area to be treated, and 10 minutes is common for average sized tattoo and skin revitalization treatments.
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.

Tattoo removal and acne scar results are permanent. Skin revitalization 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 accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles.

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.

Recovery times 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.

Over the past 20 years there has been no innovative or new technology for tattoo removal. Multi-coloured tattoos were often treated with different lasers as there was no one laser available to treat all colours. Then Cynosure launched the world’s first picosecond laser in 2012 – the revolutionary PicoSure laser. This state-of-the-art technology has revolutionised the effectiveness of tattoo removal. The pulse width of the picosecond technology is 100 X faster than nanosecond technology and not only is it effective on all tattoo colours, but compared with other tattoo removal lasers, tattoo treatments now take half of the overall time, saving patients both time and dollars.

Each patient is different and therefore a number of variables will come into play such as the size of the tattoo, the colours, where on the body the tattoo was placed and the types of inks that were used. But, on average, half the amount of treatments is usually required when compared to nanosecond technology, with a 6-8 week period between each treatment. This gives the body time to clear away the ink particles before the next treatment.
As with most tattoo removal treatments, there will be a level of discomfort but most patients tolerate the discomfort well. And it’s important to remember that with the revolutionary PicoSure laser the number of treatments required is halved when compared to the older dated technology. And most patients report that the discomfort experienced is well worth the removal of their unwanted tattoo!
Post treatment there is usually a whitening of the tattoo and blisters and scabs may form. An ice-pack can be placed on the treated area and a mild analgesic may be taken. The skin around the treated area will not be affected.
There is no guarantee that the tattoo will disappear completely, however, reports from patients who have undergone tattoo removal with the PicoSure laser have been outstanding and have surpassed all other tattoo removal technology results.

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