Treatment > PicoCLEAR Fractional

Ultra-Short Picosecond Laser

The next generation treatment for pigmentation lesions and acne scars removal (such as rolling and atrophic scars). The picosecond Nd:YAG laser (1064nm & 532nm) can also be used to treat mild wrinkles, sun damage and skin rejuvenation in ethnic skin types.

PicoCLEAR Fractional uses an ultra short pulse of laser light to reach deep into the skin’s sub-layers to create micro-cavities in the target area (epidermis and/or dermis). This treatment targets the pigmentation more effectively, without damaging the superficial layers of the skin, minimizing discomfort, pain, side effects and downtime.

What can Picolaser do?

In PicoCLEAR Fractional, the chromophores of lesions are fragmented and broken up by the photomechanical effect after applying short laser pulses. It can heat up chromophores quickly, which is called thermal stress, and acoustic stress when the laser pulse duration is shorter than the acoustic diffusion time, which is called acoustic stress. In addition, it causes the collapse of the cavitation bubble to generate strong local mechanical forces within the dermis, so called Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB).

PicoCLEAR generates high peak power and a consistent picosecond pulse duration. This produces the strongest photomechanical forces within the skin to quickly and effectively breakdown and fragment pigments such as those found in tattoos. Also, PicoCLEAR utilizes a patented Diffractive Optical Element (DOE) fractional technology, which consistently produces Laser-induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) in the dermis at a lower energy.

This efficient combination of photomechanical effect and LIOB gives Pico Laser a significant point of difference from picosecond lasers on the market and delivers numerous advantages. PicoCLEAR’s DOE Fractional Laser Beam can safely generate optical breakdown in tissue. This leads to an enhanced inflammatory healing process resulting in the production of collagen and elastin.

Who is suitable for Pico Laser? 

Limited by topical skincare products, medical aesthetic treatments can better achieve lightening of pigmentation and the appearance of acne scars. Apart from treating scars and the various types of pigmentation, PicoCLEAR Fractional Laser can help to improve large pores, uneven skin tone and texture, etc. 

PicoCLEAR Fractional Laser is an FDA-approved Nd: YAG based laser. It comes with a fractional handpiece with a wide range of spot sizes for better precision and efficacy. It is also clinically safe and effective and has minimal to no downtime. 

The ultrashort pulse laser can generate faster pulses than nanosecond pulse lasers. This capability enables our doctors to complete treatment in a shorter time.

Compared to Fractional Co2 Resurfacing Laser, PicoCLEAR Fractional Laser is suitable for tanned skin is better at treating indented scars and enlarged pores. It also presents significantly fewer post-treatment side effects and lower chances of getting Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). This treatment has a faster recovery compared to Co2 laser treatments. 

The PicoCLEAR machine is also versatile in resolving different skin issues due to the four different wavelengths, allowing for better customisation to achieve desired results. 

The PicoCLEAR Fractional Laser delivers energy in shorter bursts, which can help remodel skin, improve its texture, and penetrate better without causing damage to the skin surface.

What is the difference between the different types of Pico lasers?

Doctor’s Advice & Recommendation

Besides acne scars and pigmentations, PicoClear Fractional Laser can also treat a variety of other skin concerns such as dull skin, acne, rosacea, and also as general skin rejuvenation solution or for preventive skin care (anti-ageing). By using a combination of lasers customised to your skin condition, we are able to help achieve your facial goals as close as possible.