Calgary Laser Skin Rejuvenation with Picosure
What is PicoToning?
It's a laser treatment for skin pigmentation. Skin of all colors is prone to develop uneven tones as we age. Brown discolorations due to sun damage, freckles, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and Melasma can affect anyone. Fair skin can be treated with phototherapy but intense pulsed light (IPL) isn’t safe for darker skin. Other laser treatments may also not be suitable for darker skin because the heat from other lasers can actually cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. PicoToning can minimize or erase brown pigment on all but the darkest skin types. It is safe and effective year-round.
Pigmentation laser treatment reduces the appearance of dark spots and pigment on your face and body, including:
• age spots
• sun damage
How Does PicoToning Work?
Picosure’s unique pressure wave delivery of energy activates the body’s communication language between cells. Known as cell signaling or Skin Cell Activation, when skin is treated with Picosure it initiates an enhanced healing response in a way that other lasers are simply not capable of. This unleashing of the skin’s natural cell signaling processes results in brighter, smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin.
Trust PicoToning skin rejuvenation for:
• Visible results after just one treatment
• Simple procedure with minimal discomfort
• Quick, non-invasive treatment sessions
• Excellent treatment outcomes
What does it feel like?
As the laser’s energy is applied to your skin in a feathering motion, you will experience a hot snapping sensation. It is well tolerated and quite comfortable after the application of the numbing cream. After the treatment, your skin will feel like it has a sunburn but this typically resolves in less than 24 hours. Your skin may be slightly pink and some mild swelling may linger for a day or two. For most patients, this treatment has virtually no downtime.
*The satisfaction rating for this treatment is very high but results do vary from person to person. While we can control the technology and the parameters we set, it is beyond our ability to control how any individual will respond to any treatment.
Picosure Skin Revitalization FAQs
How Does Picosure Skin Revitalization Work? +
During a Skin Revitalization treatment fractionated columns of energy are directed beneath the surface of the skin. This initiates a healing response in the dermis leading to new collagen and elastin.
What is the difference between the terms FDA approved and FDA indicated? +
FDA approved means it is recognized as safe for a certain purpose and it is backed by evidence of efficacy. FDA indicated has greater significance. It means it is clinically proven to do something specific and that the studies have been peer-reviewed.
What does a Picosure treatment feel like? +
As the laser’s energy is applied to your skin in a feathering motion, you will experience a hot snapping sensation. Cold air is applied for comfort and some people choose to take some Advil or Tylenol prior to their treatment. For most people the treatment is well tolerated and quite comfortable. If desired we can also apply numbing cream for added comfort.
What will my skin look and feel like after the Picosure Skin Revitalization treatment? +
After the treatment, your skin will feel like it has a sunburn but this typically resolves in less than 24 hours. Your skin may be slightly pink and there may be some mild swelling. This usually resolved within 1 to 3 hours but occasionally may linger for a day. There may be slight darkening (bronzing) of the skin noticeable for 3 to 10 days post-treatment. For most people, this treatment has virtually no downtime.
Is the pigment gone instantly after PicoToning? +
Unwanted pigment will generally darken after the treatment and may turn 2-3 shades darker than the original color. This will shed over time, usually within two weeks. The most unwanted pigment will significantly lighten or clear in 2 or 3 sessions.
Are the wrinkles and acne scars gone instantly after Picosure Skin Revitalization? +
Collagen remodeling takes time. The treatments in your series will be repeated at 2 to 4-week intervals. As with all treatments that are dependent on a healing response, results vary from person to person. The best result will be seen 3 to 4 months after the last treatment in your series.
If Picosure isn’t “thermal” why does it feel hot? +
The pressure waves of Picosure’s pico-second delivery of energy is so fast that the friction of the delivery of the energy does, indeed, feel hot. The skin, however, recognizes the difference between heat and friction so the normal risks associated with heat are eliminated.
Do I have to avoid sun exposure before or after a Picosure treatment? +
Avoid unprotected sun exposure for a minimum of 7 to 10 days prior to your Picosure treatment. Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Nothing ages the skin or causes unwanted pigment more than sun exposure. For this reason, we encourage everyone to always wear SPF30 or greater when in the sun. It makes no sense to have anti-aging laser treatments and then undo the benefits of unprotected sun exposure.
How long will the results from Picosure Skin Revitalization last? +
The anti-aging results you experience will be long lasting but unfortunately, we cannot stop the effects on the skin caused by the aging process which will continue. We recommend that you either repeat a single treatment every six months to maintain or compound the results or alternatively you may wish to repeat the series of treatments every two to three years.
How much does Picosure cost? +
Picosure facial treatments begin at $395 for a single treatment for PicoToning and $595 for full Skin Revitalization. The cost per treatment decreases with package discounts for series. Pricing varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated and the number of treatments purchased in a series. Recommendations and full pricing will be provided at the time of your consultation. Consultations are free!
At Skinpossible consultations are free and educational. For more info about PicoToning skin rejuvenation request a free consultation online or give us a call 403.719.6523!