PicoSure – the first-of-its-kind of new generation aesthetic that does not rely on heat to burn, melt away tattoo ink or melanin. Representing a cutting edge type of laser technology known as short-pulse lasers, it is designed to “flash” quickly – within trillionths of a second.
The rapid flashing minimisers the amount of heat and creates a photomechanical effect that is highly effective in removing tattoo ink and unwanted pigmentation. Using cutting edge physics and medical science, the PicoSure engineers have set up a new system to assist medical practitioners in treating patients.
Instead of building up heat, the system delivers energy at a rapid speed that will cause tiny particles formed by pigment and tattoo ink to vibrate and shatter – without burning the surrounding tissues. In short, less heat equals less tissue damage and discomfort.
PicoSure’s PressureWave™ is a revolutionary technology that uses a unique wavelength of light (755nm) and a specialised lens to convert laser energy into gentle pressure – to activate cell signalling. Cell signalling squeezes cells to activate the natural processes in a cell for it to create new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin.
The focus lens array delivers twenty times the energy density of a normal PicoSure pulse to begin activating cell signalling. Using Intra-epidermal Laser-Induced Optical Breakdowns (LIOBs) form and causing pressure waves to propagate into the dermis, it triggers pressure injuries to activate cells; enhancing inflammatory healing response that leads to increased collagen and elastin, ultimately revitalising the skin.
PicoSure is a breakthrough for patients who are seeking for a way to improve their skin and reduce signs of ageing which are not looking for painful procedures with ample risks.
Using a unique and highly targeted energy, the procedure disrupts particles that are responsible for a range of pigment conditions like freckles, sunspots and many more.
Without focusing on heat to burn and destroy the skin – forcing the body to heal – the revolutionary focus lens harnesses the latest breakthroughs in medical science, improving wrinkles, age lines and acne scars.
With PicoSure and its latest pressure wave technology, results are being delivered without inconvenience, pain and downtime of other procedures. Taking only about 10 to 15 minutes, the procedure requires no special preparation and patients have described the procedure as being pain-free, often comparing it to the snapping of a rubber band.
However, numbing cream to minimise any possible discomfort will be provided to patients upon request. Most patients experience one to three hours of minor swelling and redness post-procedure; due to PicoSure not burning and damaging the surface of the skin, and the application of make-up, moisturisers and sunscreens may be done immediately post-procedure.
The fast, gentle and convenient procedure will give patients what they desire without
disrupting their busy lives.