Picosure is FDA approved laser treatment that not only offers faster tattoo removal but helps those suffering from scars. Whether you have acne or burn scars, Picosure may be the treatment that is right for you.
Picosure laser works by the principle of removing damaged layers of skin. Layer by layer of skin is removed so after few treatments your new skin is revealed. The light from the laser stimulates collagen production which rejuvenates the skin and removes skin irregularities itself.
The ideal candidates for Picosure laser are people who have a condition that is treatable with Picosure, such as scars, tattoos, pigmentation etc. People with darker skin tones as well as those with a skin condition that causes easy scarring and bruising are exposed to the risk of pigmentation, and further scarring and bruising. If you are on any prescription medications, you have to inform your doctor about your medications and conditions. Picosure is a serious procedure and if you have minor scars, you can consider other treatments that may work for you such as peels, dermal pens, etc.
Prior to Picosure treatment, it is important to make an appointment with an expert who will evaluate your skin and condition and determine if Picosure is the right option for you. Before your first treatment, you have to inform your doctor of all conditions, including cold sores, your medications, allergies, as well if you are a smoker or not. You have to stop smoking two weeks prior to your treatment and avoid certain medications. Moreover, avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen with high SPF.
You are given local or general anesthesia, depending on the area that is being treated. A single session may take from 15 to up to 45 minutes. It depends on the size of the area and scars.
Treated area is covered with bandages and patient has to follow after-care instructions, consisted of cleaning and treating the area with topical ointments to prevent scabbing.
Side effects include itching, swelling, and irritation of the treated area. They usually disappear within a few days if after-care instructions have been followed. More serious side effects are scarring and pigmentation that can be avoided if the treatment is done by an expert.
Picosure removes acne in fewer treatments that previous lasers with quicker recovery time and fewer risks and side effects.