Pico laser is the latest laser technology in Singapore. The “pico” in pico laser actually stands for picosecond, which refers to its one trillionth of a second pulse duration. Shorter pulse duration results in higher efficacy and a lower risk of side effects.
Not to be confused with the Pico Laser for pigmentation treatment, Pico (MLA) Fractional Laser uses a different handpiece and settings for:
It's biggest advantage - collagen stimulation with minimal downtime!
Fractional PICO laser uses the Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology to create controlled small areas of “damage” a.k.a microcavities under the skin via a process called Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB).
Pulses of ultra-short picosecond laser energy penetrates deeply into the skin to create these microcavities which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Dr Edwin will adjust the depth of penetration to effectively treat different types of acne scars and skin concerns.
By increasing the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin, we can achieve improvement of acne scars, pore tightening, reduction of fine lines and skin rejuvenation.
Its unique selling point – These results can be achieved with minimal damage to the upper layers of the skin. i.e minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period.
Most forms of Acne scar treatments such as the conventional eCO2 fractional laser or Rejuran Scar are associated with downtime ranging from 3 to 7 days.
For most individuals, downtime is the single largest deterring factor in pursuing such treatments.
With the latest Fractional Pico Laser treatment, downtime is minimal. After treatment, your skin may appear slightly red. The intensity of redness depends on the severity of scars to be treated and power settings used during treatment. The redness can be minimised with application of the intensive recovery cream.
Numbing cream will be applied for 30 minutes, making the Fractional Pico Laser treatment painless, simple and fuss-free with little to no downtime.
For best results, the Fractional Pico Laser can be combined with Rejuran Scar + Subcision to turbocharge collagen stimulation and improve acne scar appearance.
This dual-pronged approach will stimulate collagen at multiple levels of the skin and is effective in treating both shallow as well as deep scars. Subcision is crucial in releasing fibrous tethers beneath acne scars as these tethers are a common cause for slowed improvements in acne scar treatments.
More information about subcision can be found here.
Every clinic offers different PICO fractional laser treatment options for acne scars and pore tightening. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that PICO fractional laser treatment are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such procedures. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of acne scars and pore improvement treatments before proceeding.