I’m always on the lookout for the latest cutting edge technology, including gadgets for skincare. Laser facial treatments are definitely not new but the device is being refined to achieve better results with minimal or no downtime— made possible by the Picosure technology.
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Dr Ee explains that lasers are traditionally used to remove unwanted skin pigmentation including tattoos but older models risk burning the delicate skin and damaging the surrounding tissue as the beam is not focused enough and creates too much unwanted heat.
PicoSure, on the other hand, fires short-pulse lasers in trillionths of a second. The wavelength of light is longer at 755nm, combined with Focus Lens array, this converts laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure squeezes cells to activate the natural cell signaling processes in order to create new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin ie skin rejuvenation.
Picosure can also remove tattoo, unwanted pigmentation (freckles, sunspots), faint wrinkles as well as acne scars.
So what was my Picosure experience?
Makeup removal and cleansing with cucumber scented facial foam, followed by photographing my bare face in order to better identify skin concerns. Numb cream was then applied and left on for 40mins. Some people may choose without.
Protective goggles were applied and Picosure treatment was started after the numb cream was washed off. I could still sense flashing laser beams quickly scanning through my face— under 3 different intensity settings to manage different skin concerns. This took about 15 minutes. I did feel my skin heating up with smells of singed facial hair.
The optimal interval between treatment:
2-6 weeks for skin pigmentation removal
3-4 weeks for acne scar and wrinkle treatment
6-8 weeks for tattoo removal
Have you had any experience with aesthetic treatments? Share in the comments!