The Pico Laser uses an advanced type of laser technology that is designed to treat skin hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, acne scars, and tattoo removal. Pico Lasers rejuvenate the skin, even out skin tone, and improve texture to reveal a younger-looking, smoother, glowing skin.
Different brands of Pico Lasers are available in Singapore. However, not all brands are genuine Pico Lasers. At Om Aesthetics, we use PicoHi, which is one of the true Pico Laser that has been verified by a third-party review committee.
How does a Pico Laser work?
A Pico Laser emits specialized wavelengths of energy in picoseconds to break down dark pigments within the skin, hence removing hyperpigmentation and revealing a bright, evened out skin tone. The energy beams also induce natural healing processes in the skin, promote cell turnover, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These processes help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also improving skin structure, texture, and elasticity.
Compared with nanosecond lasers, Pico Lasers deliver more concentrated energy in a shorter period of time, hence producing less heat when applied onto the skin. Pico Laser treatment therefore causes less irritation, requires less downtime, and fewer sessions to adequately eliminate dark spots and acne scars.
Pico Lasers are a powerful tool to effectively erase hyperpigmentation of the skin and signs of skin aging. Specifically, Pico Lasers are used to treat the following:
- Acne scars
- Dark spots
The Pico Laser procedure is non-invasive, safe, quick, and almost painless. Prior to the procedure, we apply our premium numbing cream for 20-30 minutes to make the treatment more comfortable. The actual duration of the procedure depends on the skin condition of the patient and the specific combination of lasers used. In most cases, the procedure lasts for 15-20 minutes.
The Pico Laser treatment has minimal downtime. The exact duration of the downtime period depends on the specific skin concerns and other procedures necessary to achieve optimum results. In most cases, mild redness occurs which can last up to 2-3 days. In some patients, the redness lasts for up to one week.
The number of Pico Laser sessions depends on your specific skin concern. On an average 8-10 sessions gives desired results in most patients. Tattoo removal and treatment for scars may require more sessions.
The most common side effects after lasers irritation, redness, and dryness of skin. In most patients, these side effects are mild and resolve spontaneously through time. Some patients may develop a condition known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which occurs if proper post-procedure care is not taken.
After Pico Laser treatment, it is important that you follow post-procedure care and precautions, which include sun avoidance and consistent use of sunblock and moisturizer.