The PicoSure® laser is a fractional laser that uses three wavelengths to treat skin pigmentation and revitalize skin. PicoSure uses advanced technology to work without causing high thermal damage to the skin and to reduce the required number of treatment sessions. Its short bursts of energy can break down unwanted spots on the skin and also cause skin tightening in problem areas.
PicoSure Laser for Skin Tightening
Among its many uses, the PicoSure laser is an excellent choice for skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. This treatment is primarily used for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It is FDA approved for several skin treatment procedures including:
- Dark spots
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tattoo removal
PicoSure works by delivering ultra-short pulses that break down damaged skin cells to promote the growth of new, healthier cells. This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which are both necessary for a firm, youthful appearance.
Benefits of the PicoSure Laser
The PicoSure laser has several benefits including:
- Safe treatments with minimal skin damage
- Little to no discomfort or pain
- Fewer treatment sessions required
- Few to no side effects
- Little to no downtime after treatment
- No damage to surrounding skin
Treatments Available with PicoSure
PicoSure is not limited to skin tightening. It can also treat dark spots, acne scars, and unwanted freckles. Patients can treat multiple conditions at once using this laser. The targeted design of the laser ensures that only the treatment area is affected and healthy skin around the area is left undamaged.
Who is a Good Candidate for PicoSure Skin Tightening?
The ideal candidate for PicoSure treatments is in good health and wants to treat minor blemishes or spots on the skin as well as target fine lines and facial wrinkles. Deep wrinkles on the skin will see less dramatic results from the PicoSure laser and may require a different treatment type.
How Many Sessions are Required?
While it varies by patient, three to six treatment sessions is average. They will be spaced several weeks apart to allow for the skin to heal in between treatments. Consult a dermatologist to determine your exact treatment plan. The PicoSure laser has many advantages and may be the right treatment for your skin conditions.