Unlocking the power of Pico Laser technology

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Having skin that is flawless and youthful looking is what many people dream of regardless of age. Unfortunately, the fountain of youth still remains undiscovered, so the next best alternative to keep your facial appearance trailing behind your actual age is turning to aesthetic products and procedures. Mind you, the available treatments do not disappoint.

But with the numerous options out in the market, choosing one that would suit your beauty goals can be overwhelming. We’ll let you in on a secret: Pico Laser is all you may need. Intrigued?

Check the rest of this article to find out more about this amazing laser technology.

What is a Pico Laser?

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The use of lasers in aesthetic medicine dates way back in the 1960s. Laser technology has come a long way and has made its permanent mark in the aesthetic field today. The development of these energy-based equipment continues to develop even in recent years.

Pico Laser is considered as having one of the most advanced technology among many laser devices out today. It can be used to address a wide variety of skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Facial flushing
  • Inflammatory acne
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Rosacea
  • Skin ageing
  • Stretch marks
  • Unwanted tattoos

One distinct feature of Pico Laser that separates it from other typical laser devices is its capacity to be used in not only the face, but other parts of the body as well. In addition, this non-invasive and non-surgical procedure is suitable for all types of skin.

How does Pico Laser work?

Pico Laser uses different types of handheld pieces and four unique wavelength settings to address the problem at hand:

  • Zoom hand piece — 1064 and 532nm
  • Pico Toning Collimated handpiece — 1064 and 532nm
  • Gold Toning hand piece — 595nm
  • RuVY Touch hand piece — 660nm
  • Focused Dots hand piece — 1064nm

Each hand piece is developed to concentrate on treating a particular skin concern:

  • Pico Toning — Addresses melasma and promotes skin rejuvenation
  • Focused Toning — Reduces appearance of scars and wrinkles; promotes skin rejuvenation
  • Gold Toning — Lessens redness caused by post acne erythema
  • RuVY Touch — Improves skin tone by minimising the appearance of excess pigmentation
  • Tattoo Removal — Clears skin from ink pigmentations

When used on the skin, Pico Laser delivers pulses of ultra-short energy pulses without emitting heat. Its extremely accurate and quick high-powered pulses are able to break pigments into tiny fragments faster compared to Nanosecond lasers.

The shattered particles of pigments are then processed and naturally released by the body. Despite using highly concentrated energy, Pico Laser is gentle to the surface of the skin. It leaves the surrounding skin free from burns or damage.

What are the other benefits of Pico Laser?

Aside from effectively treating skin problems, Pico Laser has these benefits:

  • Cleared for safety
  • Few side effects and risks
  • Gold standard technology
  • Instant noticeable results after one session
  • Little to no discomfort or pain during procedure
  • Minimal downtime
  • Quick procedure done in under an hour

What happens during a Pico Laser treatment?

 A well laid out treatment plan should be in place before your first session of Pico laser. This means that you have had a consultation with your doctor and the treatments recommended are based on your skin condition, concerns, and goals.

It is expected that your doctor has fully explained the treatments and procedures that you are to undergo and that you have given your approval to this plan.

You may be advised not to do other facial procedures prior to your scheduled Pico laser treatment and to stop the use of certain skincare products that contain ingredients that may interfere with the efficacy of the laser treatment.

On the day of the treatment, it is recommended that you wash your face with a gentle cleanser and come to the clinic without wearing any makeup or skincare products.

The steps to a Pico laser procedure is as follows:

  • Cleansing of the face is done first to avoid infection
  • A hand piece is set to a particular setting following the patient’s treatment plan
  • The laser’s hand piece then passes through the surface of the skin
  • A cold air blower is used simultaneously as the laser is used to minimize any discomfort or pain during the procedure
  • Procedure is done in under 30 minutes to an hour

What aftercare tips should be done following a Pico laser treatment?

Following a session of Pico laser, expect some redness and a warm feeling in the treated area. This is a normal response of the skin and it should only last for a couple of hours. A cooling cream or cold compress may be applied to soothe the skin.

Use mineral sunscreen of SPF50 especially on the face whether staying indoors or stepping outside. When going about your daily routine, avoid direct exposure to the sun as your skin is sensitive during this time of healing and regeneration.

Hot tubs, saunas, tanning beds, or any activity that causes you to be exposed to heat or cause the treatment area to perspire excessively should be avoided within the next 24 hours after the laser procedure.

Retinoid use should resume five days after the treatment.

Who is an ideal candidate for Pico laser?

Pico laser works well on any type and tone of skin, so it is safe to use for anyone who wishes to get rid of the symptoms effectively treated by Pico laser given clearance from a reputable doctor.

How much does a Pico laser treatment cause?

The cost of Pico laser will depend on how many sessions you will need and your treatment plan. Clinics across Singapore have different rates for various Pico laser procedures.

Where should you go for a Pico laser treatment in Singapore?

Because Pico laser is a powerful device, procedures requiring the use of it should only be handled by qualified and trained medical professionals. To ensure  your safety and achievement of optimum results, find a clinic in Singapore that is certified to operate the Pico laser device.

To know more about Pico laser and other procedures that address skin problems, visit Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore.