Refresh your skin with PicoSure™ Focus™
Gaining a fresh, more youthful look without the typical discomfort and downtime of invasive cosmetic treatments is now possible with PicoSure® Focus. Cosmetic Dermatology of Orange County now offers this advanced technology that can remove unwanted pigment, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. This unmatched breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin.
What Is PicoSure™ Focus™ rejuvenation?
PicoSure Focus takes a unique approach of action that has presented patients with results similar to non-ablative and even ablative lasers, without the patient discomfort, downtime or prep time. Patients appreciate the quick treatments, and typically the only downtime seen is an hour of redness, allowing them to quickly return to work and their regular daily activities.
How Does PicoSure™ Focus™ rejuvenation work?
The FOCUS tip magnifies the PicoSure laser pulse 20X, which in turn creates laser induced optical breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis. Studies have reviled the production of new collagen and elastin without the downtime and and side effects of traditional fractional and ablative lasers. FOCUS can effectively treat unwanted pigmented, acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles with great results.
PicoSure is a fast and easy non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment that concentrations on problem areas whether it’s age spots, freckles, sun damage, pigmented lesions, fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars. This treatment may also be used to treat several areas on the body including the chest or décolleté, face, legs and hand.
Unlike past laser technology that relied solely on concentrated heat energy, which caused patient discomfort and substantial skin redness, swelling and downtime, this gentler approach provides amazing results, minus the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional, heat based lasers.
Rejuvenate and refresh your skin today with PicoSure’s breakthrough technology and receive noticeably clearer skin quicker, and with fewer treatments.
What causes unwanted pigment?
Skin color is based off the amount melanin in the skin. Age spots, sun spots, brown patches and other pigmented lesions, are darker in color as compared to other parts of the skin because the melanin is more concentrated in that specific area. A majority of pigmented lesions come from sun exposure, while some patients are born with them. Another cause of concentrated melanin can come from hormonal changes.
What types of pigmented lesions can PicoSure Focus remove?
Lasers treatment eliminates multiple types of unwanted pigment. Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure Focus. During your cosmetic consultation, your practitioner will put together a personalized treatment regime to help you achieve pigment-free skin fast.
How many treatment sessions will it take?
Everyone requires a customized treatment plan. This plan varies between individuals, and leads to an improved, more youthful look by removing pigmented lesions. With that being said, every patients treatment regime will be different, but will typically require only a few treatments. The darker, larger and deeper pigmented lesions typically involve additional treatments; however during your cosmetic consultation, your practitioner will make sure to emphasize realistic treatment expectations with you.
What does the treatment feel like?
A majority of patients find the procedure very tolerable with minor discomfort and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. PicoSure Focus delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse similarly to a snap of a thin rubber band.
What type of post treatment care is necessary?
After the procedure, the treatment area may be a bit tender. It’s important to keep the area clean and to avoid any irritation. Your practitioner will provided additional after care instructions as needed to ensure a quick recovery.
How does PicoSure Focus work for laser scar treatments?
Unlike a surgical treatment, a laser acne scar treatment uses ultra-short pulses of laser light to reach deeply into the skin’s sub-layers, which treats the support structure. Once the deep layers of the skin are reached, the body’s natural healing process kicks in to rid away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds fresh, new collagen and elastin—the crucial building blocks of normal-looking, smoother skin. A laser treatment with PicoSure Focus for acne scars is a quick and simple treatment that’s comfortable and requires little-to-no downtime.
What types of scars can be treated?
Laser acne scar treatment is FDA-cleared for acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.
Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
Since PicoSure Focus uses high pressured energy rather than thermal heat to treat the skin, this laser acne scar treatment can work on many different skin types. Treatable skin types including very light to a majority of darker skin tones.
What does the treatment feel like and how many treatments will I need?
A Majority of patients feel minimal discomfort during laser acne scar treatment. The treatment can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the targeted area.
Acne scars should begin to show improvement in as little as 2 treatments, but a series of 3 to 5 treatments is recommended for optimum aesthetic results. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately following their PicoSure Focus treatment session.
Are there any side effects associated with PicoSure Focus Treatments?
Typical side effects may include temporary redness and swelling where the treatment was received. Dark pigmentation associated with the acne scarring will slightly frost (whiten) during treatment and then darken over the following 24 hours, ultimately shedding away.
How does it PicoSure Focus treatment work for winkles?
By combining unique leading-edge technologies, our light-based treatments target all three layers of photo damaged tissue, epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles and deep-dermal laxity. Once these targeted areas have been hit, the body’s natural healing process rids away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin, which are the key building blocks for youthful looking skin.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3-4 treatments is recommended. Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types. Each patient is unique and will be evaluated prior to treatment.
Why PicoSure Laser Treatment?
Before getting any cosmetic treat, it’s important to consider your array of options. Procedures like face-lifts, toxins and fillers are usually associated with substantial downtime, side-effects and risks. A majority of patients often consider these procedures as a “last resort” option. If a patient wants to achieve a refreshing more youthful look that only requires fine-tuning some trouble-spots a PicoSure laser treatment may be the right choice. Speak with our office today to see if this treatment is right for you!
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