Laser resurfacing technology introduced an amazing development into the world of cosmetic medicine, allowing skin specialists to improve the pigmentation, texture and tone of the skin, by using intense high heat temperatures to “melt away” wrinkled and old looking skin.
The incredible results produced by this ablative laser treatment made it one of the most requested non-surgical cosmetic procedures. However, a major drawback to this laser skin resurfacing was the downtime which was 1 to 2 weeks.
Ablative resurfacing also provided for rather drastic improvements with the skin, and some patients preferred a more gradual approach to anti-ageing.
Fast forward several years to the development of non-ablative lasers, as well as non-fractional and fractional lasers. Non-fractional lasers work on the targeted surface area of the skin, while fractional lasers pinpoint and focus an equal distributed portion of the treatment area.
For individuals looking for a more moderate improvement with wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation without the side effects and downtime of ablative lasers, non-ablative laser treatment provided an effective and doable solution.
Fractional laser was introduced to the clinics & customers in 2005 – and all people who need skin rejuvenation treatments had access to the best of the gentle and safe aspects of both fractional and non-ablative technologies. Fraxel treatment for mild to moderate brown spots, acne scarring and wrinkles due to ageing and sun damage was available without the weeks of downtime associated with ablative lasers.
New Fraxel treatment was more gentle than the ablative treatments of previous years, but this treatment still required a moderate amount of downtime with correspondingly moderate results. Most individuals who underwent Fraxel treatments found it quite painful, and although they saw a gradual improvement of facial wrinkles, scarring, tone and hyperpigmentation 2-3 days of downtime was still involved.
PicoSure Focus Laser Facial
PisoSure laser is definitely the newest advancement in the field of non-ablative, fractional skin rejuvenation is the FDA-cleared, which is available at Dr Saras & Co a leading cosmetic clinic based in Sydney, Australia.
The PicoSure laser transfers laser energy in ultra-short pulses, producing an incredible effect on the skin by erasing fine lines, acne scarring and wrinkles and removing excessive pigmentation, shrinking pores while stimulating the production of new elastin and collagen. The most impressive advantage of PicoSure Focus laser facial treatment is the non-thermal effect on the skin, which provides a gentle treatment.
Unlike Fraxel and other fractional laser treatments, there is no need for anaesthesia before the treatment, although a topical numbing cream before treatment is available. A series of three laser treatments is usually advised for optimal results; however, most patients notice improvements after the first PicoSure treatment:
- Lightened age spots
- Wrinkles and fine lines smoothed
- Skin texture and tone improved
- Acne scarring faded (after 2-3 treatments)
- Skin that glows!
Because its numerous advantages, PicoSure laser has become the gold standard in facial rejuvenation treatments!
- NO downtime
- Ultra-fast treatment (20 minutes max)
- Safe for ALL skin types (Fitzpatrick I – VI)
- Proven to treat Melasma