Over time, your skin develops slight imperfections from sun damage, acne scarring, or even simply making facial expressions. Previously, patients frustrated with sunspots and fine lines needed to rely on creams to restore their skin. These typically had disappointing results.
Now, patients in San Antonio, TX, have the opportunity to achieve tangible results in skin rejuvenation with PicoSure laser treatments at Spa Black. We utilize the newest advancements in innovative laser technology to deliver our patients smooth, even, younger-looking skin.
What Is the PicoSure Laser Treatment?
The technology of the PicoSure laser offers a non-invasive, non-surgical skin treatment that treats a variety of complaints and imperfections. The PicoSure laser delivers short bursts of energy, not heat, to the skin, gently targeting problem areas.
The PicoSure treatment offers skin rejuvenation and laser tattoo removal faster than ever before, without pain or downtime from previous laser treatments.
How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?
PicoSure laser treatment uses high energy instead of heat to eliminate skin discoloration and promote elastin production. Elastin is a protein found in the skin that keeps the skin flexible and helps restore its shape. The promotion of elastin increases skin firmness and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The PicoSure laser’s energy creates a photothermal impact that sends energy to your skin’s problem areas in pulses that last trillionths of a second. This means the treatment avoids the thermal damage that may occur with some other lasers. Additionally, PicoSure targets pigment with precision and an intensity that can safely remove tattoos.
Skin Rejuvenation with PicoSure Laser
The PicoSure laser targets skin concerns common to all patients over time. These include skin discoloration, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and tattoo removal.
Treating Skin Discoloration with PicoSure
Skin produces a brown pigment called melanin to protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up melanin production. Years of sun exposure can cause melanin to clump where it’s produced in high concentrations, causing pigmented lesions.
The PicoSure laser can minimize the appearance of freckles, sun spots, melasma, and even birthmarks by gently disrupting the pigment particles. The laser goes straight to the pigment while leaving intact surrounding skin.
Lastly, since the PicoSure laser offers a variety of wavelengths and applicators, discolorations of any size are targeted and treated.
One of the most exciting features of the PicoSure laser is that it delivers noticeable results in just one session. However, some patients may need multiple sessions to see full results.
Treating Acne Scars with PicoSure
When your body attempts to repair your skin after an acne breakout, it can form scars. Unfortunately, acne scars are among the most challenging skin concerns to treat, as they resist most treatment protocols.
The PicoSure laser offers new hope for patients with acne scars. Using the laser, we can create a thermal injury precisely in the scar site. The injury signals the body to send collagen to heal the thermal damage. The collagen then repairs and restores the skin.
Patients receiving PicoSure treatments for their acne scars report high satisfaction with their results, as well as minimal discomfort from treatments.
Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles with PicoSure
Fine lines and wrinkles form in the skin as part of the natural aging process and external factors, like sun exposure and smoking. In addition, collagen and elastin, which support the top layers of skin, degrade over time, forming fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
Using the PicoSure laser can increase the body’s collagen production, smoothing the tone and the texture of the skin gradually as collagen increases. Over time, the treatments provide skin rejuvenation, improving the overall look and feel of the skin.
Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoSure
The PicoSure laser removes unwanted tattoos from anywhere on the body. The laser’s technology is gentle enough for all skin types. Additionally, the tool’s ability to pinpoint a treatment area offers faster results, while the pulse of the PicoSure laser breaks up ink particles into smaller pieces than other lasers.
The short-pulse of PicoSure’s high-energy lasers can work at a wavelength that only targets the colorful ink particles. As the ink absorbs the photothermal impact, the particles shatter and are carried away by the body.
The precision of the PicoSure laser and the smaller ink particles result in most patients needing fewer treatments to remove their tattoos. The PicoSure laser also offers better laser tattoo removal for multi-colored and blue and green tattoos.
The PicoSure Procedure
Patients love the ease and convenience of their PicoSure laser treatments. Treatments typically last under 30 minutes, with minimal discomfort.
We’ll use a specialized handpiece to target the areas that need skin rejuvenation for the treatment. Once the laser passes over all of the affected skin, the treatment is complete.
After your PicoSure treatment, you can resume your normal activities. However, following treatment, you’ll need to take extra care to protect your skin from the sun.
When Will I See Results?
Patients specifically looking to minimize skin discoloration will see some improvement immediately. However, most of the benefits of a PicoSure treatment come from increased collagen production, so full results may take a few weeks.
Most patients will need multiple treatments to achieve the expected results from their PicoSure laser.
Is the PicoSure Laser Safe for My Skin Type?
Some previous laser treatments weren’t recommended for patients with dark skin, as they produced changes in pigmentation, causing uneven skin tone. However, the PicoSure laser is safe for all skin types.
PicoSure laser treatments offer patient-friendly skin rejuvenation with gentle, fast procedures, no downtime, and outstanding results. So if you’re in San Antonio, TX, and would like to improve the look and feel of your skin, call or schedule an appointment online with Spa Black today.