Pico Laser

What is pico laser?

Pico laser is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultra-short pulses of concentrated energy to target common skin imperfections and pain points such as acne scars, freckles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and tattoos. As its name suggests, “pico” refers to picosecond, and can be understood as one trillionth of a second.

Pico laser is effective in removing unwanted pigmentation and scars. It is also capable of skin rejuvenation and brightening to improve skin tone and texture.

With short downtime and minimal discomfort, pico laser is a great option for individuals looking to address their skin concerns and achieve their desired look.

At Raffles Skin and Aesthetics, we use PicoCare 450, an FDA-approved machine that is safe for use on both the face and body.

Pico laser – How many sessions?

The number of pico laser session depends on one’s condition and the desired outcome.

Most patients typically undergo a series of sessions ranging from three to six sessions, with an interval of three to four weeks for rejuvenation and acne scar treatment.

For pigment removal, it generally takes one to two sessions, two months apart. For tattoo removal, upwards of six sessions can be expected about six to eight weeks apart, depending on the colour of the tattoo.

You are advised to consult our dermatologist for a detailed assessment and care plan to help you reach your aesthetics goals.

Condition / Desired outcomeSessions Interval Period
Rejuvenation and acne scar treatment3 to 63 to 4 weeks
Pigment removal1 to 2Two months
Tattoo removal1Upwards of 66 to 8 weeks

What does pico laser do?

Pico laser can treat a wide range of skin conditions. They include:

Atrophic Scars

Acne scars, chicken pox scars etc.Pico laser is effective against stubborn atrophic scars that see little to no result with regular skin treatments. Heat generated by the ultra short pulses of concentrated energy by pico laser can penetrate the skin deeply, reducing inflammation and acne scars.

Epidermal Benign Pigmented Lesions

Freckles, age spots, sun spots etc.Pico laser is able to target and break down melanin, a substance our body produces that causes skin pigmentation. It is effective in lightening the pigmented areas on the skin including freckles, age spots, and sun spots.

Dermal Benign Pigmental Lesions

Melasma, ABNOM etc.Dark, irregular patches on the skin caused by condtions such as melasma can be challenging to remove. Prescription-only combination creams may offer rapid clearance but difficult cases require additional interventions. Pico laser can deliver ultra short pulses of concentrated energy to break down pigmental lesions. With a series of treatments, one can expect to see the results.

Skin Rejuvenation

Uneven skin tone, large pores, fine wrinkles etc.Pico laser is great for skin rejuvenation as it stimulates collagen for skin repair. It can also improve the appearance of the skin by improving skin texture and reducing pore size, helping one to achieve younger-looking skin.

Tattoo Removal

Includes black, blue, green, yellow, and red inkPico laser is effective in tattoo removal as it helps to target specific ink particles without harming the surrounding skin. It can be used on coloured tattoos including blue, green, yellow, and red ink. It is particularly effective against dark ink shades such as black.

Who is suitable for pico laser?

The pain associated with the treatment is low. Most patients can tolerate the treatment without the use of a numbing cream, although it can be used if required. The treatment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The use of a numbing cream will add an additional 30 minutes to the procedure.

Is there any downtime?

With short downtime and minimal discomfort, pico laser is a great option for individuals looking to address their skin concerns and achieve their desired look.

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