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® 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.
- No downtime or discomfort
Candidates for treatment with PicoSure® Focus™ are non-smokers in good health. Patients wish to treat certain aesthetic concerns without an invasive procedure (like microneedling). Issues that can be corrected with PicoSure® Focus™ include the following:
- Acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by age or sun damage)
- Loose skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
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.
Your skin will first be cleansed to remove oil and dirt. A topical anesthetic can then be applied if desired, but this step is not always necessary. The handpiece will then be passed over the target site, and the laser energy will be absorbed by the skin. This process penetrates three different layers of the skin to treat several cosmetic issues. You may feel a warm sensation as the light energy is absorbed by your skin, but a cooling device will be used during your session for additional comfort.
Recovery and Results
There is no downtime necessary after your PicoSure® 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 two to three sessions for optimal results. Laser treatment also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which 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.
mill creek skin and laser center
Mill Creek Skin & Laser combines science and aesthetics to promote healthier, more beautiful skin. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatments to help achieve your desired results.
We offer a full range of injectables, body contouring, laser treatments, light therapies, and beauty services and products. We look forward to meeting you.