Written by: Anna Avaliani, MD
Introducing the revolutionary PicoSure® Focus laser treatment at Anna Avaliani MD Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
PicoSure® Focus laser technology is the latest addition to Dr. Avaliani’s growing practice and it fits in perfectly with the practice’s philosophy by focusing on non invasive laser modalities which focus on prevention and maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin.
How does PicoSure® laser differ from Fractional CO2 laser?
One word answer is that: it’s simply revolutionary in many ways.
In 2005, the cosmetic surgery world was introduced to Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, which utilized high heat to sort of “melt old and wrinkly skin” and allow for new baby skin to appear. It was very popular and very exciting as it offered men and women an aggressive but non surgical option to look many years younger. It was requested by many people and it was even combined with surgery to have a synergistic effect on results. The results were fantastic and people loved it, but what became clear is that not everyone was willing to take 2 weeks from work or vacation to look drastically different. People were trying other options like peels, IPL laser treatments and creams, which offered some results, required little downtime and offered a gradual improvement which was more appealing.
Fast forward 10 years, or 11 to be exact, we have a revolutionary breakthrough in science and laser cosmetic surgery called PicoSure®, the FDA cleared treatment for facial and body rejuvenation to target dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, melasma, acne scars, stretch marks and more.
Does PicoSure® laser give the same results are Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Absolutely . It’s a secret that many don’t want to expose as many physicians still have and love their Fraxel. However, the demand on the market has shifted and people request great results with almost no downtime. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing will still be around as it is often combined with surgical procedures, but for people who are not ready or simply refuse surgery, PicoSure® is the best treatment on the planet!
PicoSure® laser technology offers results as great at with Fractional CO2, but it needs a few more treatments. It offers absolutely no downtime and also allows for a gradual and more natural facial rejuvenation. Everyone wants to look great and younger, but no one likes to share their secrets.
How does PicoSure® laser work?
It delivers pulse in a ultra short (picosecond or trillionth of a second span) without using any heat at all. The Pico effect produces an outstanding effect on the skin by removing excess pigmentation, stimulating new collagen and elastin production and erasing all fine lines and wrinkles, and even stubborn acne scars. The best part of it all is that it is ultra gentle, ultra fast, requires no downtime and delivers amazing results in very few treatments.
Which concerns can PicoSure® treat?
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
- Pigmented lesions
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
Which body areas can you treat with PicoSure®?
It is very safe and versatile to treat multiple areas on the body.
- Chest (décolleté)
- Back acne
- Butt acne
Benefits of PicoSure® laser
- Treats all skin types and colors
- Uses no heat but rather intense ultra short pulse to selectively target problem areas
- Super fast
- Almost painless
- No downtime
- No damage to healthy skin
- No heat=no risk of burns
PicoSure® is becoming the gold standard in facial rejuvenation and replacing Fractional and any other laser resurfacing technology. People are looking for ways to have great results without having any downtime and PicoSure® has finally arrived to offer that to them.