Sun damage and the natural aging process can cause many aesthetic issues, including skin laxity, pigmentation issues, wrinkles, and scarring. However, not everyone is willing to undergo an invasive procedure to remedy these concerns. PicoSure Pro® Focus™ utilizes focused laser energy to target three different layers of the skin and improve the production of collagen and elastin. Patients can achieve results that are similar to those of a laser resurfacing procedure without discomfort or downtime.
Mill Creek Skin and Laser Center has been treating patients with the PicoSure laser since 2014. We are committed to offering our patients the best technology and isexcited to offer the new and more effective generation of PicoSure known as the PicoSure Pro!
PicoSure ProFocus vs. PicoSure Focus
- PicoSure Pro Focus is the only picosecond device FDA-cleared to treat melasma pigment
- PicoSure Pro Focus offers three times the absorption ratio of melanin to blood, making it the ideal wavelength for skin revitalization
- It has the most clinical evidence than any other picosecond device in the industry
In the past, microneedling may have been the best option to treat these types of concerns. However, microneedling involves several downsides, including invasiveness, downtime, and the risk of infection. Microneedling may also cause hyperpigmentation instead of improving it. PicoSure® Focus™ is the only skin revitalization device of its kind.
PicoSure Pro FocusPigment
The PicoSure Pro Focus delivers energy that results in a unique photomechanical effect that vibrates and shatters unwanted pigmentation. The unwanted pigment is converted into tiny sand- like particles which are absorbed and naturally removed by the body. After a few treatments PicoSure Pro Focus visibly clears the epidermal and dermal pigment without harming the surrounding skin.
PicoSure Pro Focus Skin Revialization
- Create Collagen and Elasticity
- Skin Tightening
- Reduces Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Improves overall skin tone and texture
- Brighter and more radiant complexion
- Minimizes pore size
- Less downtime than traditional lasers
The unique fractionated lens by PicoSure Pro Focus, redistributes picosecond energy into high and low intensities. The energy intensities create an elegant injury in the epidermis called intra-epidermal laser induced optical breakdowns. This creates a pressure wave that expands into the dermis.It offers three times the absorption ratio of melanin to blood, making it the ideal wavelength for skin revitalization.
The pressure waves activates the body’s natural healing response to increase collagen and elastin production without the thermal side effects or downtime of other lasers. This can take a few weeks to become apparent. Patients will see skin that is smoother, softer, and more youthful once they have completed the recommended series of treatments.
Candidates for the treatment with PicoSure Pro Focus would be non-smokers in good health or patients that wish to treat certain aesthetic concerns without an invasive procedure (like microneedling). Issues that can be corrected with PicoSureProp Focus include the following:
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by age or sun damage)
- Loose skin
- Acne scars
- Enlarged Pores
- Unwanted Tattoos
- Difficult pigment lesions such as melasma: nevus of Ota and Hori’s nevus , and certain birthmarks
Recovery and Results
There is minimal to no downtime necessary after your PicoSure Pro Focus treatment. Some patients have reported slight swelling or redness afterward, but these typically resolve within an hour or two.
You may begin to see some effects after your first session, but most patients need multiple sessions for optimal results. Patient results may vary.