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5 Ways PicoSure® Laser Therapy Can Transform Your Skin

5 Ways PicoSure® Laser Therapy Can Transform Your Skin

Your skin takes a beating over the years, with wrinkles and age spots appearing every day as you age. While some people embrace these changes, not everyone shares the same sentiment.

Many people are embarrassed by blemishes on the skin and want a quick and easy way to rejuvenate it. The PicoSure® laser by Cynosure® is an excellent option for skin resurfacing and minimal downtime. It can truly transform your skin’s appearance.

Dr. Lori Scott and the Lori Scott Family Care team are experts in aesthetics and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Scott carefully evaluates your needs and goals to determine if the PicoSure laser is the right therapy for you.

What is the PicoSure laser?

You've likely heard of laser skin rejuvenation, but what does it mean? Different forms of laser treatments are available, some more abrasive than others. If you're looking for a safe, no-downtime option, the PicoSure laser is for you.

The PicoSure laser gets its name because of the length of each light pulse: one picosecond, which equals one-trillionth of one second. PicoSure’s waves of light energy separate it from other lasers because the quick bursts aren't enough to heat the skin. 

A significant advantage of the PicoSure laser is the low risk of skin damage around the treatment area. Other lasers use heat energy to change the skin, which causes discomfort and downtime. The PicoSure also activates collagen production, firming the skin and creating a lasting glow.

Five ways PicoSure transforms skin

A significant benefit of the PicoSure laser is its ability to treat various skin problems. The laser produces fantastic results without needing days or weeks of recovery. It has amazing transformative effects in treating these five conditions:

1. Effectively removes tattoos

Do you have a tattoo you don't want anymore? The PicoSure laser is an excellent tattoo removal tool, breaking down the ink particles so your body can efficiently remove them. The result looks like that unwanted tattoo was never a part of your body.

2. Fixes uneven skin pigmentation

Uneven skin pigmentation happens for many reasons, including age and birthmarks. If you're unhappy with your skin tone, the PicoSure laser can quickly smooth out the look of your skin pigment.

3. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles

Wrinkles are normal in aging, but you don't have to live with them. The PicoSure laser promotes collagen production, which plumps and firms the skin, reducing the appearance of bothersome wrinkles.

4. Reverses sun-damaged skin

The sun's UV rays are harmful to the skin, and they cause fine lines, sun spots, and wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing with the PicoSure laser can reverse sun damage and produce a healthier, flawless glow.

5. Diminishes the appearance of scars

Acne scars and other facial scars can wreak havoc on your self-confidence, but the PicoSure laser can help. With a boost in collagen production and stimulation of new skin cells, you can expect your scars to diminish significantly with just a few treatments.

Results after treatment

After treatment, you should expect your skin to be slightly red, and you may have some discomfort — these side effects should diminish within a few hours. The results of your laser therapy depend on several factors:

Talk with Dr. Scott about the possible side effects related to the PicoSure laser, and be specific about your goals. Being up-front and honest helps avoid complications and ensures you’re getting the right treatment for your skin.

Visible results may take several treatments. The PicoSure laser is very effective, but different skin issues take time to reverse. She usually spaces your treatments several weeks apart to allow your skin to heal between sessions.

Call Lori Scott Family Care today at 252-513-1749 or request a consultation online to find out more about how the PicoSure laser can transform your skin.

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