The PicoSure laser ushers in a new generation of technology, with the ability to produce superior results without relying solely on heat energy. Instead, the PicoSure laser increases the speed of delivery, emitting rapid pulses that enhance the appearance of your skin without the risk of burning surrounding tissue. This versatile treatment offers a variety of potential benefits, from rejuvenating a dull, tired skin tone to removing unwanted body ink. Dr. Stanley Foster and his team want to offer our patients the most efficient treatments available today, which is why we now provide PicoSure treatments to help you achieve many different aesthetic goals.
What is PicoSure?
PicoSure features revolutionary picosecond technology that delivers faster pulses than nearly any other laser device on the market today. Those rapid pulses offer a myriad of benefits, from working deep beneath the surface of the skin to produce substantial rejuvenation results, to shattering unwanted body ink to eliminate tattoos. The nonthermal effect of the PicoSure laser means you can get the results you want without the risk of side effects that accompany other laser devices.
The PicoSure laser may be the treatment of choice for patients looking to reverse the signs of aging on their skin, eliminate brown spots and other pigmentation marks and remove body ink they no longer want. The treatment works in fewer sessions and with improved results over other laser procedures in many cases.
Options in PicoSure
There are different ways we can use the PicoSure to help you reach your cosmetic goals:
Full Skin Rejuvenation
The PicoSure device is an effective method of skin rejuvenation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and shallow scarring for a smoother, more youthful complexion. The treatment also evens out skin texture and tone for an enhanced look overall. Most of our patients will need a series of at least three PicoSure treatments, spaced about a month apart to achieve their best possible results.
PicoSure skin rejuvenation works by penetrating the deeper layers of the dermis without disrupting the outer layers of skin or surrounding tissue. This allows for stimulation of collagen and elastin production, two important proteins for skin support that diminish as we age. By restoring their levels, we can turn back time on your appearance, creating younger, more vibrant skin.
Elimination of Unwanted Pigmentation
Brown spots can be the results of sun damage, an existing skin condition or the aging process. No matter what their source, those pigmentation marks can also be a source of embarrassment and loss of self-confidence. PicoSure laser treatments allow you to say goodbye to those marks, producing smoother, clearer skin.
The rapid action of the PicoSure laser shatters the pigment in the skin, creating a brighter look without heating the melanin to dangerously high temperatures. This produces a positive result on all types of pigmentation irregularities, including freckles, sun spots and melasma. The laser also works on vascular lesions and spider veins.
The PicoSure laser may be known best for its ability to shatter body ink, eliminating unwanted tattoos quicker and more efficiently than nearly any other laser today. This device works on even the most stubborn ink colors, including blues and greens. In addition, the PicoSure works on older tattoos that have not responded well to other methods of laser removal. Most tattoos can be eliminated in one year or less, which is a much shorter time frame than what is seen with Q-switch devices that were previously used for this purpose.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have been thinking about taking the next steps in exploring the Picosure laser, call (203) 577-6550 to schedule a free consultation with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Foster at his office located in Middlebury, Connecticut.