General FAQs

What Is PicoSure?

PicoSure® is the world's first and only picosecond aesthetic laser platform for multiple aesthetic applications including tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, removal of pigmented lesions, and wrinkle treatment.

This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. It gently targets and eliminates pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Improve the look of your skin by removing pigment or treating wrinkles and acne scars faster than ever before with PicoSure.

Why PicoSure Laser Treatment?

It's important to consider your options. Face-lifts, fillers, and toxins are associated with significant downtime, risks, and side-effects. Patients often consider these treatments a "last resort."

The first step to achieving a more youthful appearance or just tweaking some trouble-spots may be PicoSure laser treatment. Speak with our office today to see if this treatment is right for you!

Pigment FAQs

What causes unwanted pigment?

Melanin gives us our skin color. Pigmented lesions such as sunspots, age spots, and brown patches, are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin. Most pigmented lesions come from sun exposure while some patients are born with them. Hormonal changes can also induce pigment changes in the skin.

What types of pigmented lesions can PicoSure remove?

Lasers remove a variety of unwanted pigment. Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure. During a free consultation, your practitioner will put together a treatment regime to help you achieve pigment-free skin fast.

How many treatment sessions will it take?

To improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions will require only a few treatments. Darker, deeper, and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments. However, during the consultation, your practitioner will discuss treatment expectations with you.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most patients find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. PicoSure delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band.

What type of post-treatment care is necessary?

After the procedure, the treatment area may be tender. It is important to keep the area clean and to avoid any irritation. Your practitioner will provide additional aftercare instructions as needed to ensure a quick recovery.

Scar Treatment FAQs

How does laser scar treatment work?

Laser acne scar treatment uses ultra-short pulses of light to reach deeply into the skin's sub-layers, treating the support structure. The body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin. It's a fast and simple procedure that's easy to tolerate and requires little-to-no downtime.

What types of scars can be treated?

Laser acne scar treatment is FDA-cleared for acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

Laser acne scar treatment can work on many skin types, including very light and darker skin. Contact a provider to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

How long does it take?

The treatment can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the targeted area.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser acne scar treatment. Your physician will work with you on the best option for optimal comfort based on your individual situation.

How many treatments will I need?

Acne scars will begin to show improvement in two treatments, but a series of 3-5 treatments is recommended for optimum aesthetic results.

How quickly will I recover?

Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

Are there any side effects?

Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site. Unwanted pigmentation associated with the acne scarring should slightly frost or whiten during treatment, then darken over the following 24 hours, and then shed over time.

Wrinkle Treatment FAQs

How does it work?

With a unique combination of leading-edge technologies, our light-based treatments target all three layers of photodamaged tissue, epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles, and deep-dermal laxity. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

If you have fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or any area of your body including face, hands, and arms, you may be a good candidate for the PicoSure treatment.

How long does it take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

What does the treatment feel like?

Your treatment provider may offer ways to make this a comfortable experience. Since everyone is different, and this depends on the level of treatment needed, it is best to discuss all of your options with your laser treatment provider.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of 3-4 treatments is recommended. Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types. Each patient is unique and will be evaluated before treatment.

How quickly will I recover?

Side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site that typically resolves in less than an hour but in some cases may linger for up to 24 hours.

Are there any side effects?

Adverse effects can include hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, mild erythema and edema, and possible scarring and infection. By following your practitioner's post-treatment care instructions, you will significantly decrease the risk of these adverse effects.