How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?- Charleston, SC 

The PicoSure Laser is a new type of laser that uses advanced technology to clear acne scars, remove tattoos, revitalize skin, reduce wrinkles, and more. The fractional laser technology breaks down the skin tissue using microbeams of energy. This laser energy breaks down scarred or aging tissue, which triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen. Healthy collagen improves the texture, look, and feel of your skin. The new laser has recently been added to O’Neill Plastic Surgery’s extensive list of cosmetic procedures.

picosure laser tool

How the PicoSure Laser Works

The PicoSure laser can target many areas of the body including the face, neck, back, hands, décolletage, legs, and more. If the main purpose of your PicoSure Laser treatment is to remove a tattoo, the laser will send ultra-short pulses of photomechanical heat energy into the skin. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink underneath the skin. Once the laser breaks apart the ink particles within the skin, the particles can be absorbed naturally in the body, resulting in overall clearance of the tattoo. If your PicoSure Laser treatment is for anything other than tattoo removal, like the clearing of acne scars, revitalizing the skin, and reducing wrinkles, then the treatment works differently. For these treatments, it administers short bursts of  light energy to target your trouble area without harming other skin cells. Photomechanical light causes less cellular damage than traditional skin revitalization laser techniques. Both types of treatments last only about ten minutes each and are scheduled six to eight weeks apart.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you need to remove a tattoo or revitalize your aging skin, you may want to consider a PicoSure Laser treatment. If you have any questions about PicoSure Laser treatments or how they work, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. 

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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