With the PicoSure laser, we now offer PicoFocus skin revitalization. With this procedure, we can now improve most aspects of skin damage (wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars) with very little downtime. By very little downtime, I mean that the skin really just looks sunburned the day of the procedure, and less so the next day. This is a procedure with dramatic results that is easy to fit into even the busiest person’s schedule.
The most dramatic improvements are seen on the face, neck and chest, but the laser can be used on other body areas as well.
The PicoFocus treatment is usually recommended in a series of 3-6 treatments, each spaced one month apart. Some significant improvement can be achieved with just one visit, but most patients will be happiest with the results after several sessions. In our office we typically treat the face with up to 8,000 pulses. We are more aggressive than some providers, and this translates into noticeable results. I have been very impressed by the global improvement in the appearance of the skin after this procedure. Some lasers treat only brown spots, or only wrinkles, or only scars, but I find that this treatment gives overall more young and healthy looking skin.
Most patients find the procedure very tolerable. It takes approximately 20 minutes to treat the face. It feels warm, but not painful. There is no need for oral or topical pain medication.
The low amount of downtime is a significant improvement on other laser technologies. The PicoSure delivers energy over picoseconds, which is approximately 1000 times faster than other lasers. This results in less damage to surrounding skin structures and more results for you. This also makes the procedure safe for all skin types. Some lasers can only be used in fair-skinned patients, but the PicoSure can be used in lightly or darkly pigmented patients.
We are proud to offer this treatment in our office and are one of the first in Newport Beach with this technology. Below are some of our before/after pictures. I hope you can appreciate that overall there is a very natural, improved look in the after pictures.
Results may vary.