How Does Pico Laser Work?
Pico laser sends ultra-short pulses of laser energy without heat to specific problem areas of the skin on the face or body. Compared to Q-switched nanosecond lasers, pico lasers have a shorter pulse duration of up to 100 times – what this means is each laser shot stays at the skin for a shorter period of time, resulting in:
- Less photothermal effect
Photothermal effect refers to an increase of temperature. As the pico laser fires short bursts of concentrated energy, the skin is less exposed to heat, irritation and downtime.
- Higher photoacoustic effect
A higher photoacoustic effect means more energy delivered – this means the pico laser can shatter pigments into much smaller and precise fragments.
Despite the highly intense and concentrated pulses of energy, the Pico laser will not damage the outer layer of the skin. Patients who undergo this treatment only experience mild or no discomfort throughout the duration of their treatment.
An added advantage of the Pico laser is that it can also be done in fractional mode, allowing it to be a unique fractional laser with zero heat and minimal invasiveness.
Fractional pico laser can smooth the skin and reverse signs of ageing, and allow for superior penetration of products used after the treatment. Compared to other fractional lasers that involve heat, pico lasers done in the fractional mode have no heat involved and allow for better healing and recovery.