Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Pico Laser Treatment in Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield & Orange Co Pico Laser Treatments
At Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, we want you to feel comfortable and beautiful in your skin. Sometimes, a Pico laser treatment (also known as Picosure laser treatment) is just what you need for facial rejuvenation and newfound confidence. For more information on our other laser treatments and cosmetic procedures, call 949-359-8397 today.
What is Pico Laser Treatment?
If you’re someone who struggles with acne scars, wrinkles, skin discoloration, unwanted tattoos, and any other skin concerns, Picosure treatments may be the best cosmetic treatment for you. But what exactly is a Picosure laser treatment? Pico lasers, also called Picosure Focus treatment, are FDA-approved treatment tools for various aesthetic purposes. While the skin treatment formerly grew in popularity for its ability to remove tattoos and skin discolorations, it’s presently used for all sorts of skin rejuvenation purposes.
The Pico laser has different hand pieces intended for different purposes. A Picosure treatment is highly effective for creating beautiful, smooth skin with virtually 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 give you the best possible results. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about our Pico laser treatment process.
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 skin concerns that most patients treat with a Picosure laser.
- Acne Scarring is a common skin concern that can cause a major drop in self-confidence. These scars are barely noticeable for some but are obvious for others. Pico laser treatment is certainly a great option to treat the appearance of acne scarring. It works by going below the surface of the skin to stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production. This generally results in less scarring, as well as a smoother skin texture.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but there are still ways to combat them and preserve your youth for as long as possible. A Picosure procedure is effective, non-invasive, and proven to restore elasticity to the skin.
- Dark Spots are also known as discoloration or pigmented lesions and they are very common in many patients. These dark spots can include freckles, age spots, or sun damage spots. Occasionally, dark spots cause emotional stress and poor body image. So new laser technology is the perfect option to remove unwanted pigment.
- Tattoo Removal: At first, getting a tattoo is fun and exciting. But later on down the road, your tattoo might not look as appealing as it used to due to color fading, tattoo stretching from weight loss or gain, skin wrinkling around the tattoo, etc. With Pico laser treatment, you can certainly get your skin 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 one trillionth of a second. That’s how fast a picosecond laser works! These ultra-short pulse bursts gently target unwanted pigmentation, tattoos, scars, and more without causing heat damage in the surrounding skin. Thermal skin damage from other lasers can result in even more scars, as well as a longer recovery time. But with the innovative technology of the Picosure Focus laser, you can expect little to no scarring and quick healing. After your treatment, you can continue your normal activities or even wear makeup on your skin within one day.
The Pico laser pulse treats your skin from underneath, meaning that your outer layer of skin is basically untouched. Before the skin can even heat up, the laser light vaporizes the flaw underneath the skin.
Pico treatments are quick, safe, effective, and produce optimum aesthetic results. 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 Laser Treatment and CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments generally remove outer layers of the skin, unlike Pico laser treatments. It is typically intended to remove scars, deep wrinkles, and even warts. Basically, the CO2 laser is a more invasive and aggressive treatment than a Picosure Focus treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Pico Laser Treatment?
If you have unwanted pigmented lesions, tattoos, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles, you are certainly a good candidate for laser treatment for optimal results. The Pico laser also benefits all skin types, even darker skin types, with minimal scarring and a quick recovery period.
While Pico laser treatment has many benefits, it’s important to note that it’s certainly not a universal laser treatment tool. If you’re looking for laser hair removal or if you have incredibly sensitive skin, the Pico laser isn’t the best option. Before fully deciding on a laser skin treatment, you should always talk to your doctor about what is best for you.
Pico Laser Side Effects
Common side effects from a Pico laser procedure include temporary redness, swelling, bleeding, pain, or tingling sensations around the treatment area. These side effects will gradually disappear over the course of a few days or weeks following your treatment.
How Painful is the Picosure Focus Treatment?
The pain level varies depending on what kind of skin issue you’re treating with the Pico laser. For example, tattoo removal will generally be more uncomfortable than other types of treatment. Additionally, if you’re treating a large area, the procedure may take longer and may be more painful compared to the treatment of smaller areas. To reduce discomfort, we provide most patients with numbing cream for the procedure.
How Soon Can I Expect Results After a Picosure Focus Laser Treatment?
In many cases, patients will notice the most dramatic results after two treatment sessions. Keep in mind that optimum aesthetic results often depend on the skin condition, as well as your specific skin type.
How Many Treatments of the Picosure Focus Laser Do I Need?
Dr. Daneshmand at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute generally recommends 3 to 5 Picosure Focus treatments for the best results. How many treatments you need generally depends on your specific skin issue and skin tone. If you have very dark skin, large scars, large tattoos, or very dark scars, you may need more Picosure treatments than other patients.
Average Pico Laser Cost
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 the 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. On average, patients will spend $400 to $600 per treatment session across the U.S., but these prices vary from clinic to clinic.