Pico laser is a non-invasive, non-surgical skin resurfacing laser treatment that uses Picosecond laser technology to treat common skin imperfections such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation, and acne scarring.
Pico laser can be used to treat the following:
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:
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.
While all pico lasers use picosecond technology, they are not created equal. Watch Dr Chua’s video featuring 3 popular picolaser machines to learn more about their differences and common misconceptions regarding picolaser.
PicoSure (by CynoSure)
PicoLO (by LaserOptek)
Fotona Starwalker (by Fotona)
Is Pico laser painful?
Pico laser treatments are not painful. Depending on the type of treatment, there may be some temporary discomfort.
How long does it take to heal from Pico laser?
Your skin may look slightly flushed after treatment, but this will subside after 24 to 48 hours. For two weeks, patients are advised to avoid sun exposure, apply SPF regularly and avoid exfoliators.
Does Pico laser treatment have any side effects?
Adverse effects of Pico laser treatment may include hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, mild erythema and edema. There is also a possibility of scarring and infection. Following proper post-treatment care instructions can greatly reduce these risks.
Is there any downtime after Pico laser treatment?
Pico laser treatment has the benefit of minimal downtime, depending on the original condition of your skin and type of treatment.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
This will vary depending on your condition and desired outcome. Our doctor will advise in your best interest.