PicoSure® Skin Rejuvenation & Laser Tattoo Removal
At Aloha Laser Aesthetics, we incorporate the latest breakthrough technologies in both laser vision correction and aesthetics. To provide our patients with the highest quality laser skin treatments, we now offer the FDA-approved PicoSure® laser from Cynosure®, a picosecond laser that can be used for a variety of aesthetic applications. When combined with the patented Focus™ lens array, this advanced laser technology allows for significant skin rejuvenation results with minimal downtime, as well as effective removal of multi-colored tattoos. Whether you desire healthy youthful-looking skin or quick removal of your unwanted tattoo, customized PicoSure® treatments at Aloha Laser Aesthetics can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
- PicoSure Benefits
- Candidates for PicoSure
- The PicoSure Procedure
- PicoSure Recovery
- PicoSure Side Effects
- PicoSure Results
- PicoSure Cost
What are the Benefits of Treatment with
The PicoSure® laser represents the gold standard in aesthetic laser technology, and we are proud to offer this state-of-the-art treatment to our patients. The ultra-short picosecond laser pulses of the PicoSure® laser, which are one hundred times shorter than a nanosecond, create an intensive photomechanical disruption of ink pigments and targeted tissue breakdown, making it an ideal system for skin rejuvenation (with the Focus™ lens) and tattoo removal that works for all skin types. Treatment with PicoSure® can be customized to precisely suit each patient’s skin needs and cosmetic objectives, and unlike other high-powered aesthetic lasers, patients generally report less discomfort during treatment and recover within hours (instead of days) after their session.
The versatility, efficiency, and effectiveness of the PicoSure® laser offers many treatment benefits to patients. Depending on the wavelength, pressure settings, and lens being used, treatment with the PicoSure® laser can:
- Diminish the appearance of acne scars
- Stimulate collagen and elastin production to reduce wrinkles
- Reduce signs of sun damage
- Treat hyperpigmentation
- Remove pigmented lesions
- Noticeably rejuvenate the overall condition and appearance of skin
- Remove multi-color tattoos and resistant tattoo ink
Who is a Candidate for Treatment with PicoSure®?
PicoSure® is FDA-approved to treat all skin types; however, not everyone is an ideal candidate for the procedure. A consultation at Aloha Laser Vision can reveal if PicoSure® is the right choice for achieving your anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, or tattoo removal goals. In some cases a different treatment, such as SilkPeel® skin rejuvenation, may be better suited for your unique needs.
What Happens During the PicoSure® Procedure?
Prior to treatment with the PicoSure® laser, a topical numbing agent is applied to desensitize the skin and diminish potential discomfort. You will likely feel the laser during treatment, but the degree of sensation will depend on the intensity of treatment and your individual threshold for discomfort. Compared to other laser systems, the PicoSure® laser is considered to be well-tolerated, and many of our patients report that any uncomfortable sensations were minimal and “worth it” in light of the results they were able to achieve with treatment.
The aesthetic goals of your treatment will determine the number of sessions you will require with the PicoSure® laser. During your consultation, you will find out approximately how many sessions it will likely take to achieve the results you desire.
Are there Side Effects of Treatment with PicoSure?
The PicoSure® laser will initially produce some redness and minor swelling in the treatment area. These side effects typically dissipate within one to a few hours. When treatment is more intensive, as it may be when performing acne scar reduction or tattoo removal, it may take 24 hours for swelling and redness to subside. Treated pigmentation may darken temporarily, followed by mild peeling. Most patients find these short-lived effects to be very tolerable and a small inconvenience considering the significant skin benefits they enjoy as a result of treatment.
Unlike treatment with other skin lasers, you won’t have to worry about avoiding the sun after your treatment with PicoSure®, as there is no increased risk for sunburn or skin irritation. Additionally, PicoSure® is safe for all skin types and skin tones.
How Much Recovery Time Will I Need after PicoSure® Treatment?
There is virtually no downtime required after treatment with the PicoSure® laser. Many patients have their PicoSure® sessions scheduled as a lunchtime treatment and return to their usual activities right away. Any temporary post-treatment redness or swelling can often be easily concealed with makeup, and should not last for more than a day. In many cases, signs of treatment resolve in an hour. Your treatment professional can educate you about exactly what to expect following your customized session.
What Results Can I Expect after PicoSure® Treatment?
Since PicoSure® stimulates the body’s natural healing response within the skin, some results will take time to become fully visible. Significant results should start becoming apparent within the first week after treatment. The effects are different for each individual, and your treatment professional should be able to guide your expectations as you heal and inform you whether more sessions will be necessary to achieve optimal results. Our patients are generally thrilled with the smooth, clear, youthful-looking skin they achieve with PicoSure®, and they often recommend the treatment to friends and family interested in tattoo removal and/or skin rejuvenation.
How Much Does PicoSure® Cost?
Achieving an optimal outcome with PicoSure® requires a treatment plan tailored to your specific skin concerns. The size and location of the area being treated, intensity of treatment, and number of sessions are different for each patient and can cause the overall price to fluctuate. At Aloha Laser Aesthetics, PicoSure® sessions can vary between $375 to $750 per treatment. We do offer special pricing when multiple treatment sessions are purchased in a package. During a personal consultation, you can receive an accurate price quote for PicoSure® treatment, learn more about package deals, and discuss payment methods we accept. If you are interested in financing for your cosmetic treatment, third-party lender Alphaeon™ Credit may provide an affordable loan or payment plan you can qualify for.
If you have questions about PicoSure® or our other aesthetic lasers, we encourage you to contact our practice to connect with a knowledgeable member of our staff and schedule a consultation.