Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Pico Laser Treatment in Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield & Orange Co Pico Laser Treatments
What is Pico laser treatment?
If you’re someone with acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, or unwanted tattoos, Pico laser treatment is an option for you. But what exactly is Pico laser treatment? Pico lasers are FDA-approved treatment tools for various aesthetic purposes. While it originally grew in popularity for its ability to remove tattoos and pigmentation, it is now growing for use on acne scars and wrinkles.
The Pico laser has different handpieces intended for different purposes. These treatments are highly effective, with almost no downtime afterward. If you’re looking to improve your skin, Dr. Daneshmand at the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute specializes in laser skin procedures, so he’ll provide the best results possible for you. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about our Pico laser treatment options.
What is Pico laser treatment used for?
Pico laser treatment is an effective option for several different skin conditions, including acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, tattoos, and more. Below, we list a few of the procedures Dr. Daneshmand performs at Silhouette with Pico laser treatment.
- Acne Scars: Acne scarring is an unfortunate reality for many people. These scars are barely noticeable for some, but are obvious for others. Pico laser treatment is a viable option for acne scars. It works by going below the surface of the skin to stimulate the skin’s collagen production. The results in less scarring, as well as a smoother skin texture.
- Wrinkles: While wrinkles are a natural part of aging, there are still ways to combat them. Pico laser treatment is effective, non-invasive, and proven to restore elasticity to the skin.
- Dark Spots: Dark spots, also known as discoloration, are very common. These dark spots consist of different types of pigmentation, like freckles, age spots, or sunspots. Sometimes, dark spots cause stress. Pico laser treatment can help alleviate that stress.
- Tattoo Removal: At first, getting a tattoo is fun and exciting. Years down the road however, it might not look as appealing as it once did. With Pico laser treatment, your skin can get back to its pre-ink glory.
Does Pico laser treatment work?
Pico laser treatments involve the use of high-powered picosecond lasers to correct skin flaws. If you’re wondering what a “picosecond” is, it’s only one trillionth of a second. That’s fast! These Pico laser pulses do not heat the skin to produce results. Heating can result in scars, as well as more necessary downtime.
Because these Pico lasers avoid the use of heat, the results have no scarring, as well as little to no downtime. After your Pico laser treatment, you can go about your daily routine or even put on makeup to treated skin within one day of your procedure.
Pico lasers treat your skin from the inside, meaning that your outer layer of skin is basically untouched. Before the skin can even heat up, the laser vaporizes its target underneath the skin. These targets could be tattoo ink, melanin, or even spaces to allow for collagen and elastin growth.
Pico treatments are quick, safe, effective, and photo-worthy. If you’re unhappy with how your skin looks, Dr. Daneshmand will use his extensive knowledge of Pico lasers to transform your skin.
What’s the difference between Pico and laser CO2/RF machine treatments?
Laser CO2 skin resurfacing treatments in Bakersfield, unlike Pico laser treatments, remove outer layers of the skin. It is typically intended to remove scars, deep wrinkles, and even warts. Basically, laser CO2 treatments are more invasive than Pico treatments, but treat different things.
Radio frequency (RF) treatments involve tightening the skin rather than removing blemishes. The machine uses energy waves to heat a specific layer of skin, called the dermis, in order to stimulate collagen production.
Am I a good candidate for Pico laser treatment?
If you have any skin blemishes or tattoos that you just don’t want anymore, you might consider laser treatment. If you’re also looking for a laser treatment that leaves no scarring, while avoiding post-treatment downtime, you’re a good candidate for Pico laser treatment.
While Pico laser treatment is used for acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, and tattoo removal, it is not a universal laser treatment tool. If you want laser hair removal, Pico is not the solution. Skin type is also an important factor when choosing the right laser treatment. Before fully deciding on a treatment, you should always talk to your doctor about which treatment is best for you.
Is the Pico Laser safe? Should I expect any pain?
Depending on which treatment you receive, you can expect different side effects. Common side effects include swelling, redness, pinpoint bleeding, or tingling sensations. These effects are extremely temporary, but they can differ depending on your treatment type.
Pico laser treatments differ based on their type. For example, tattoo removal will likely be more uncomfortable than other types of treatment. To reduce a patient’s discomfort, we may use a topical anesthetic during the procedure.
How soon can I expect results after a laser treatment?
In many cases, you could see results after your first Pico laser treatment session. However, your doctor will likely recommend multiple treatment sessions. Keep in mind that typical results often depend on the specific condition treated, as well as your specific skin type.
How much is Pico laser treatment in California?
There are several things to keep in mind when analyzing the potential costs of Pico laser treatments. At the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, our prices depend on the type of treatment, size of the treatment area, and number of sessions. While you can assume that a larger treatment area will generally cost more than a smaller treatment area, this is not always the case.
For a more accurate idea of pricing, we recommend scheduling your consultation. You can also call our office at (949) 359-8397 to learn more.
Schedule a Laser Therapy Appointment Today
Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute offers the best in individual attention, results, and effective technology. Dr. Daneshmand specializes in Pico laser treatment procedures, so you can always expect quality results. Because of the growing popularity of our quality treatments, we recommend scheduling an appointment in advance. Please visit our website to secure your reservation, or give us a call at (949) 359-8397 to learn more.