How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?

The PicoSure Laser is the best aesthetics laser on the cosmetic market today, leading the way in tattoo removal, as well as in skin treatments for wrinkles, acne, discoloration, scars, and more. Developed by leading medical experts, this FDA-approved laser utilizes cutting edge science to provide the best possible method of treatment, and the results speak for themselves. Here’s how the PicoSure Laser Works.

Less Heat, Better Results

One of the downsides to traditional laser treatment is that the laser can irritate healthy tissue while targeting damaged tissue. This irritation is due to the extreme amounts of heat these lasers build up to burn away ink or targeted skin cells. And so, why the laser may successfully treat damaged cells, it can just as easily create new ones, as irritation can lead to a multitude of skin problems. Not to mention, it will increase the need for recovery time and the risk of scarring and discoloration. The PicoSure avoids this problem by generating less heat and instead of using microscopic vibrations to shatter particles of ink or pigment, causing their rapid dissipation into the body. In fact, it pulsates around 1,000 times faster than any other laser on the market. The overall result is a less painful, less damaging treatment with better results and very little to no down time for recovery. For most clients, the laser causes limited redness and slight irritation, lasting for a few hours post-treatment.

Natural Nourishment 

By penetrating the skin with high energy pulsations, the PicoSure creates what is called a laser induced optimal breakdown or LIOB. This activates the body’s cell signaling and triggers a boost in collagen and elastin. Further, the dermis layer of the skin works to repair itself from the inside out, eliminating irritation and improving the overall health of the skin starting at the deepest layer. This process leads to impressively healthier, younger-looking skin after just a few treatments. Further, the groundbreaking technology behind PicoSure also eliminates the need for numerous treatments, as it does more than just burn away damaged cells—it nurtures new ones. And by stimulating the body’s natural response for creating healthy, even skin cell production, the PicoSure provides the only laser treatment that can improve the overall condition of your skin in the treated area. 

Cutting Edge Tattoo Removal 

Its short bursts of energy, which fire at rates more than a trillionth a second, combined with specific wavelength technology make the PicoSure one of the only lasers on the market that can treat any color of ink from an unwanted tattoo. It does so by shattering the ink particles through a pressure wave of energy induced by its pulsations, leaving tiny micro-particles of ink to be rapidly absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system in a matter of seconds. For the average hand-sized tattoo, an estimated 4 to 12 treatments will remove your ink. But, the number of treatments and results will vary based on skin tone and the size, complexity, and age of the tattoo. 

Book a Consultation 

So whether you are looking to revitalize your skin, to remove spots, or even to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, the PicoSure could be the perfect skin care solution for you. Now that you know a bit more about how the PicoSure laser works, call our office to schedule a consultation, today.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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