What is Picosecond Laser?

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Picosecond Laser able to fire laser beams with very short pulse durations in Picosecond, which is one trillionth of a second. It is an improved technology from traditional Q-switched Lasers which can generate laser beam in nanosecond pulse duration.

  • How does it work?

    The Photo-acoustic effect generated by ultrashort picosecond pulses is able to fragment the pigments into fine particles, which subsequently will be eliminated by the body’s immune system.

    Discovery PICO Plus laser has triple wavelengths at 532nm, 694nm and 1064nm, it can produce pico-second as well as nano-second pulses, targeting different coloured inks effectively.  

  • How long is the treatment?

    The entire treatment will take approximately 10 minutes.  

  • Is the treatment painful?

    Based on individual’s pain tolerance and location of the pigmented lesion, most people are able to tolerate the lasers sessions without much discomfort. Patients will feel the pulses as quick tingling sensations, like very tiny rubber bands snapped against the skin. Cold air or numbing cream will be provided if necessary.

  • How many treatments are required?

    Depending on the patient’s condition, the number of treatments is usually in the range of 5 – 10 sessions.

  • Is there any downtime?

    The face may look flushed after the laser treatment for a few hours or 1 to 2 days depending on the laser setting. You may resume normal activities post treatment, but it is advisable to minimize sun exposure and apply sunblock daily.  

  • What can you expect from the treatment?

    • Lighten and fade pigmentation
    • More even and brighter skin tone
    • Improved pores and reduction in fine lines
    • Improvement in acne scars

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