Picosure acne treatment is a new laser treatment that offers unmatched photomechanical impact that is known to give better skin clearance in less number of treatments.
It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans are affected by acne scars, and most acne scars are formed by picking/squeezing whiteheads, blackheads, or cystic acne resulting in scarring. Now, this number of Americans affected by acne scars has the opportunity to drastically decrease with the help of this new laser skin treatment, Picosure.
While there are a number of treatments out there that improve acne scars, none of them are as effective as the Picosure acne treatment, which is a Laser treatment. These other treatments out there are often used “off-label” and are considered experimental until they have been approved by the FDA.
How Does Picosure Acne Treatment Work?
Picosure acne treatment is laser treatment and a very safe treatment that creates a photomechanical impact and rejuvenates the skin, helping to remove skin irregularities like hyper-pigmentation, acne scarring, sun exposure, tattoos etc. It delivers Pioseconds of a pulse width which is so ultra short they deliver a mechanical impact to remove damaged layers of the skin without harming the healthy skin surrounding it.
The light also helps stimulate collagen production and produces new skin cells in the underlying layers to reveal younger looking scar-free skin. Picosure acne treatment helps not only patients with acne scarring but even people who wish to remove their tattoos, or similar skin scars or blemishes.
The word “Pico,” in PicoSure, refers to the speed of the laser energy output and rate at which the energy is delivered, which is 1 trillionth of a second. Other laser devices operate in the billionths of a second or less and take more time for the energy to be delivered. It also remains on the tissue longer, increasing the chance for burns and other damages from excess laser energy or heat.
Thus, by using Picosure to release ultra-short and faster pulses of laser energy into the skin, we avoid unwanted side effects. The laser energy safely remodels the collagen and important structures of the skin without presenting permanent damage to the surrounding tissue.
Candidates for Laser Treatment (Picosure Acne Treatment)
Most people can tolerate Picosure acne treatment procedure quite well, with few exceptions of some patients having certain skin tones or those with existing medical conditions, who tend to have more unpleasant side effects from the laser treatment for acne scar removal.
Thus, candidates for Picosure laser skin rejuvenation procedure, include people with medium to fair skin tones, wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation or uneven pigmentations etc.
Also, preferred candidates for the procedure should also have non-oily skin that does not scar or bruise easily, and should not be taking any prescription medication for any pre-existing condition.
If so, they must let their dermatologist know about it prior to opting for this laser treatment for acne scarring.
If you feel you are suited for the Picosure laser treatment, talk to your doctor, who will help you decide if your skin imperfections are reasons enough to warrant this laser treatment for reducing acne scarring.
Being a surgical procedure, it could have side effects that last for few weeks. Also, candidates with very dark skin tones are not suitable for Picosure acne scarring treatment since the light and heat generated could burn or destroy the pigmented cells completely.
What to Expect During a PicoSure Laser Treatment
PicoSure Laser treatments usually take between 15 to 20 minutes to be performed, and a majority of patients will begin to see real results after 1 session and full correction after 3 sessions. The skin may appear red or feel flush following your first treatment, and that’s completely normal.
You may apply ice to the area for the first day to relieve any sensation of heat, and if redness occurs, it will typically last 1-2 days.
Benefits and Cost of Picosure Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
When compared to traditional laser treatment for acne scar removal, Picosure laser delivers light in picoseconds, resulting in reduced number of treatments, which helps one to get faster results.
The recovery time is also quicker, making the procedure, highly effective in case of very deep acne scarring.
Picosure delivers speedy and good results but, on the downside, it could be expensive. Depending on the amount of scar tissue present, the procedure can cost anywhere in the range of $300 and above, and there may be chances that the treatment might not be covered by insurance.