Almost anyone may be troubled by the appearance of an unwanted wrinkles, dark freckles, or the texture of your skin. However, over the years, these areas of hyperpigmentation may become increasingly frustrating, especially when coupled with scars from acne or trauma, plus the inevitable age spots, loose skin, and fine lines. Dr. Leonard Miller and the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation now offers a cutting-edge option for patients looking to eliminate areas of hyperpigmentation and lax skin: the PicoSure™ laser. This safe and effective laser energy system will successfully target dark spots, acne scars, benign pigmented lesions, and wrinkles to restore smooth, even-toned skin. This state-of-the-art fractional laser treatment utilizes short pulses of laser energy, which give it the power needed to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including tattoo removal.
The PicoSure Laser
- Smooths wrinkles
- Erases dark spots, hyperpigmentation, brown patches, and freckles
- Reduces the appearance of Melasma (often appearing during pregnancy)
- Eliminates both amateur and professional tattoos
- Treatment takes less than half an hour
- Offers significant results in about four weeks
- Requires three to six sessions for optimal results
- Has little chance for side-effects or serious complications
- Is completely safe for surrounding tissues
THE PICOSURE FOR DARK SPOTS AND WRINKLES
Skin discoloration can be caused by a variety of issues, including acne scars, hormonal changes, and pregnancy. The resulting hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown patches (café-au-lait) can cause distress and negatively affect self-esteem. Just as the PicoSure targets ink pockets in the skin, the concentrated pulse of laser energy can address dark spots, freckles, and scarring, as well. The PicoSure’s short, high powered pulses reach deep into tissues to meticulously target dark skin pigment. Many patients will note improvements after just one PicoSure treatment.
The PicoSure laser brings a gentle warmth into the deep layers of skin, encouraging the body’s production of collagen and elastin. As these building blocks of healthy, smooth skin are rebuilt, fine lines and deep creases will smooth. Clinical studies show a high level of patient satisfaction with the PicoSure, when used to target wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PICOSURE
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the PicoSureis safe for eliminating dark spots and wrinkles. As there are no incisions, the treatment holds little chance for serious complications. The ideal candidate for the PicoSurewill be in generally good health, with no active skin infections. Patients should understand the treatment process and hold realistic expectations for the final results.
Prior to treatment, a confidential consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. Sean Doherty at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, to determine if PicoSure is the right technique to achieve desired results. At this time, the provider will perform a skin assessment, then explain the PicoSure procedure in detail. Recovery requirements and the potential for complications will be reviewed, as well. Once all questions are answered, a personalized PicoSure treatment plan will be created, including the number of recommended sessions and the exact cost.
THE PICOSURE PROCEDURE
Each PicoSure session will be performed in one of the comfortable treatment rooms at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. Although the procedure is not considered painful, Dr. Miller or Dr. Doherty will apply an additional topical or local anesthetic, ensuring total patient comfort. Next, the provider will gently glide the PicoSure hand piece over the target area. In a smooth, continuous option, the ultra-fast pulses of light energy will emit from the applicator. Depending on the patient and the type of correction, each PicoSure procedure will take from 15 to 30 minutes.
RECOVERY and results FROM the PICOSURE
The concentrated blast of energy from the PicoSure will burst the hyperpigmentation or tattoo ink deposits within the deep layers of tissue. Next, the body will metabolize these tiny particles, which are then safely eliminated. Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots may approve in appearance after as little as one treatment. However, optimal skin rejuvenating results may require three to six PicoSure sessions.
There is no downtime following a PicoSure session, however it is important that the treatment area be kept clean and out of the sun to avoid pigmentation changes. Patients are free to return to their normal activities the same day as their PicoSure session.
THE COST OF TREATMENT WITH PICOSURE
To find out the cost of treatment with the PicoSure laser, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. Sean Doherty. At this time, the number of sessions required will be established, as well as the total price. The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation patient coordinator, Robyn Sola, will go over all of your payment options, including medical financing through CareCredit. Call the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735 or fill out our online Contact Us form to get started toward beautiful, smooth, even-toned skin.
PICOSURE LASER FAQ
What is the PicoSure laser?
PicoSure is a cutting-edge fractional laser treatment, utilizing fast, concentrated pulses of light energy, meticulously targeting hyperpigmentation deep within the skin. The short bursts of energy break down dark spots deep within the tissues while encouraging the production of collagen for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Am I a good candidate for PicoSurey laser at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation?
The best candidate for the PicoSure laser will be in overall good health, with a clear understanding of the treatment process, and will hold reasonable expectations for the final results. However, those with an active skin infection may be asked to postpone their treatment.
Is the PicoSure process painful?
Unlike other laser treatments, the PicoSure is not considered painful. For optimal comfort, Dr. Miller and Dr. Doherty will apply a topical or local anesthetic prior to treatment.
Will more than one PicoSure treatment be needed?
The number of sessions required with the PicoSure laser will vary according to the individual patient, the level of correction, and if treating a tattoo, the color and depth of the ink used. On average, three to six treatment sessions, spaced six weeks apart, are required for optimal results. A private consultation appointment will be scheduled prior to treatment, establishing the approximate number of sessions that will be required.
What are the risks of the PicoSure laser?
The PicoSure laser is approved by the FDA as a safe method for eliminating dark spots, acne scars, and tattoo removal. When used by an experienced provider, the chance for side-effects is minimal. However, there is always a small chance for complications to occur, including infection, scarring, or pigmentation changes.