If you are looking for a skin revitalization procedure that is quick and convenient and that also gives you a more radiant, brighter, and uniform skin complexion, PICO Genesis™ might just be the solution. The PICO Genesis laser procedure delivers picosecond pulses that not only shatter unwanted pigment, but also remodel the skin’s deeper layer.
What Are Picosecond Pulses
Picosecond pulses are ultra-short energy pulses – one trillionth of a second long – and are often used in skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures. While previous generation lasers delivered a pulse everyone thousandth of a second, the PICO Genesis laser procedure clears your skin by delivering picosecond pulses in a non-invasive procedure with very little downtime.
Reduced Adverse Reactions
Thermal laser resurfacing runs the risk of various adverse reactions such as redness, swelling, and itching that can be intense and may last for several months. In addition, previous generations of resurfacing technology has led to bacterial, fungal, or viral infections, changes in skin color, and scarring.
Picosecond pulses leaves your skin looking radiant without the adverse reactions mentioned above.
Thermal laser resurfacing generally takes 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the technique your doctor uses and the size of the area being treated. It is an outpatient procedure that is usually done in your doctor’s office. In addition to the time it takes to perform the procedure, it also takes about 1-2 weeks for new skin to completely cover the treated area.
Picosecond pulses involve minimal downtime, the treatment takes 20 minutes, and can be completed during your lunch hour.
Fewer Treatments Required to Get Better Results
Previously, several treatment sessions were required to get satisfactory results, but with picosecond pulses, you see results in as few as 1-2 treatment sessions.