Restore a Youthful Appearance with PicoSure
Achieve a fresh and more youthful appearance with the PicoSure, an advanced laser technology that improves the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and collagen stimulation. Naturally as we age, damage from sun exposure, acne, environmental pollutants, take a toll on our skin and begin to appear on our skin in various forms such as sunspots, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles. PicoSure is safe and effective for ALL skin types, and treats a variety of skin conditions and enhances one’s natural glow.
What is PicoSure Laser Treatment?
The PicoSure is a revolutionary non-invasive and non-surgical technology that treats common skin complaints and imperfections. Results are similar to those from ablative and non-ablative lasers, but without the downtime. The PicoSure laser delivers short bursts of pressure to the targeted area to remove sun spots, brown patches, freckles, pigmented lesions and improve wrinkles and fine lines and acne scars.
How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?
This laser treatment delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy in trillionths of a second to target and break up overactive melanocytes (responsible for hyperpigmentation and uneven/skintone), and scar tissue, and stimulate new collagen without harming the surrounding skin. Since this powerful laser utilizes pressure instead of heat, this treatment is safe for Fipatrick skin types one through six.
High laser energy eliminates skin discoloration and promotes collagen and elastin production. Elastin is a protein in the skin that keeps it flexible and helps restore its shape by repairing its support structure. Elastin production increases skin firmness and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Areas of the Body Can the PicoSure Laser Treat?
Many people know that the PicoSure skin treatment is highly effective at tattoo removal because of its precision and intensity, so it should be no surprise that this laser has multiple aesthetic applications, allowing treatment through the entire body. Most common areas treated with the PicoSure laser are:
- Arms and hands
Treating Skin Issues with PicoSure
Skin rejuvenation with PicoSure addresses many skin concerns, such as uneven skin tone due to discoloration, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and tattoo removal.
Skin produces a brown pigment called melanin to protect itself from sun damage. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up melanin production. Years of sun exposure can cause melanin to clump in high concentrations, resulting in pigmented lesions (sun spots/freckles).
The PicoSure laser can minimize the appearance of freckles, age spots, sun spots, melasma, and even birthmarks by going straight to the pigment and gently disrupting the particles while not disturbing the surrounding skin. The PicoSure laser offers various applicators and wavelengths, allowing it to target and treat pigmented lesions of any size.
Laser Acne Scar Treatment
Acne scarring occurs when your body attempts to repair its skin after a breakout. However, acne scars are among the most challenging skin pigmentation issues to treat as they resist most protocols. The PicoSure laser acne scar treatment is more effective because it creates a precise thermal injury in the skin's sub-layers at the scar site, signaling the body to send collagen and elastin to heal the thermal damage. In turn, these essential building blocks repair and restore the skin to its normal appearance and repair acne scars faster than traditional cosmetic surgery.
Treating Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles and fine lines form through the natural aging process and factors like smoking and sun exposure. New collagen and elastin production, which support the top layers of skin, decreases over time, causing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Undergoing a series of PicoSure treatments will increase collagen production, gradually smoothing skin tone and texture as collagen increases. Over time, new collagen and elastin production improves the skin's overall look and feel, resulting in rejuvenation.
Laser Tattoo Removal
The PicoSure laser removes tattoos from anywhere on the body on all skin types. The laser pulse breaks up the ink particles into very small pieces, allowing your body to naturally flush this ink out quicker and safer. Most patients need fewer treatments to remove their tattoos with this technology.
Are PicoSure Skin Treatments Effective for Anti-Aging?
Filler and toxin treatments are excellent for anti-aging treatments but both of these treatments do not address a few very critical aspects to our skin health, collagen stimulation, hyperpigmentation (sun damage) and skin texture. The PicoSure produces significant improvement in sun damage, pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, and collagen stimulation.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
PicoSure delivers optimal results after a series of treatments, with some noticing improvement after just one treatment! Depending on the location of the body, treatments are generally completed in four to eight weeks intervals. Series of three to four treatments are recommended for ideal results, but depending on the skin condition, up to six treatments may be needed.
Side Effects and Post-Treatment Care
Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site. Dark pigmented lesions associated with acne scars will whiten slightly during treatment and then darken over the next day as the cells shed.
We will provide you with a post-treatment care regimen that includes keeping the area clean to avoid irritation and other instructions to ensure a quick recovery.
Are PicoSure Skin Laser Treatments Right for Me?
PicoSure skin treatments are safe for all skin types, including patients with darker skin. If you're interested in learning more about PicoSure for acne scars or eliminating pigment from sun damage or other causes, contact VIVAA for your complimentary consultation to learn how this advanced technology can help your skin issues.
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We Use Nitrox for Pain Relief
Nitronox is a proven safe and effective treatment for managing any pain and anxiety you might feel during treatments. The Nitronox system delivers a mix of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen directly to you on an as-needed basis to provide comfort. This treatment enhancement is ideal for short, minimally-invasive treatments such as tattoo removal when pain is a concern.
You won't need this extra comfort for most of the services at VIVAA, but we want you to have it available for you should it be helpful.