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PicoSure® Treatments

by Dr. Leonora Ogbeide, MD CCFP

PicoSure®
Treatments

by Dr. Leonora Ogbeide

PicoSure Laser

PicoSure® Laser treatments by Dr. Leonora Ogbeide can rejuvenate skin, remove scars, remove tattoos and stimulate the body to produce collagen and elastin to fill in lines and wrinkles.

What are Picosure Laser Treatments?

The PicoSure® laser treatment is an advanced laser technology that is highly effective for skin revitalization and tattoo removal. This laser works by delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses (trillionths of a second) of energy into the skin. The rapid bursts of energy create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave, that targets pigment, ink, or skin irregularities without harming surrounding tissue.

PicoSure uses picosecond (trillionth of a second) laser pulses, which are much shorter than the nanosecond pulses used by traditional Q-switched lasers. These ultra-short pulses hit with a high-intensity pressure wave. The rapid delivery of energy creates a photomechanical impact known as PressureWave technology, which makes Picosure skin treatments more effective in fewer sessions than traditional cosmetic laser technologies.

What Conditions can Picosure be Used to Treat?

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Tattoo Removal

PicoSure is highly effective in removing tattoos, particularly those that are colourful and resistant to traditional laser treatments.  

Because of its picosecond (trillionth of a second) laser pulses. PicoSure removes tattoos in fewer sessions than traditional Q-switched lasers. The PicoSure’s effectiveness in reducing the number of treatment sessions is due to its advanced technology and the mechanism by which it delivers laser energy.

This pressure is so intense that it shatters the ink particles in the tattoo into much smaller fragments compared to what nanosecond lasers can achieve. Because the ink particles are broken down into finer fragments, the body’s immune system can more easily absorb and eliminate them. PicoSure is particularly effective at removing blue and green inks, which are often difficult to eliminate with traditional lasers. It also works well on previously treated tattoos that have ceased responding to other removal treatments. 

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Tattoo Removal

PicoSure is highly effective in removing tattoos, particularly those that are colourful and resistant to traditional laser treatments.  

Because of its picosecond (trillionth of a second) laser pulses. PicoSure removes tattoos in fewer sessions than traditional Q-switched lasers. The PicoSure’s effectiveness in reducing the number of treatment sessions is due to its advanced technology and the mechanism by which it delivers laser energy.

This pressure is so intense that it shatters the ink particles in the tattoo into much smaller fragments compared to what nanosecond lasers can achieve. Because the ink particles are broken down into finer fragments, the body’s immune system can more easily absorb and eliminate them. PicoSure is particularly effective at removing blue and green inks, which are often difficult to eliminate with traditional lasers. It also works well on previously treated tattoos that have ceased responding to other removal treatments. 

Illustria's tattoo removal with advanced laser technology
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Acne scars treated with a PicoSure laser

Acne Scar Treatment with Picosure

PicoSure is very effective in treating acne scars through its unique ultra-short pulse laser technology, which targets the skin in a highly efficient and non-thermal way.

As already discussed, PicoSure emits laser energy in picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses. These pulses are extremely short and powerful and have a photomechanical effect rather than a thermal effect, which is common in other types of laser treatments.

The energy from PicoSure creates a pressure wave that penetrates the skin and targets the deeper layers where collagen and elastin fibres are located. Minimal heat disrupts the tissue, minimizing the risk of thermal damage to the surrounding skin.

The key to reducing the appearance of acne scars is to promote the production of new collagen and elastin. The disruption caused by PicoSure’s PressureWave stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. These proteins are essential for healthy, resilient skin and help to fill in and smooth out the texture of acne scars.

Acne Scar Treatment with Picosure

PicoSure is very effective in treating acne scars through its unique ultra-short pulse laser technology, which targets the skin in a highly efficient and non-thermal way.

As already discussed, PicoSure emits laser energy in picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses. These pulses are extremely short and powerful and have a photomechanical effect rather than a thermal effect, which is common in other types of laser treatments.

The energy from PicoSure creates a pressure wave that penetrates the skin and targets the deeper layers where collagen and elastin fibres are located. Minimal heat disrupts the tissue, minimizing the risk of thermal damage to the surrounding skin.

The key to reducing the appearance of acne scars is to promote the production of new collagen and elastin. The disruption caused by PicoSure’s PressureWave stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. These proteins are essential for healthy, resilient skin and help to fill in and smooth out the texture of acne scars.

Acne scars treated with a PicoSure laser

Skin Rejuvenation

PicoSure laser treatment rejuvenates skin and promotes a more youthful appearance. It does this in the same manner that it treats acne scars. PicoSure’s PressureWave stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and produces collagen and elastin, which improves the skin’s texture, making it look smoother and younger. It’s skin cell turnover and increased collagen production in the naturally healing process that smooths out the skin’s surface. It can reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and other texture irregularities, making the skin appear smoother and more refined.

Young refreshed appearance from laser rejuvenation at Illustria

Skin Rejuvenation

PicoSure laser treatment rejuvenates skin and promotes a more youthful appearance. It does this in the same manner that it treats acne scars. PicoSure’s PressureWave stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and produces collagen and elastin, which improves the skin’s texture, making it look smoother and younger. It’s skin cell turnover and increased collagen production in the naturally healing process that smooths out the skin’s surface. It can reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and other texture irregularities, making the skin appear smoother and more refined.

Young refreshed appearance from laser rejuvenation at Illustria

Safe Treatments with Minimal Downtime

PicoSure is safe for most skin types, including those that might not be suitable for more intensive laser treatments. It’s particularly effective for atrophic scars, which are characterised by a loss of tissue. Because the PicoSure laser’s ultra-short pulse generates a minimal amount of heat, it is less invasive than traditional thermal laser treatments. The treatment being non-invasive means there is minimal downtime compared to other resurfacing procedures. Patients treated at Illustria Medical Aesthetics can usually return to their normal activities shortly after treatment.

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