We provide an array of treatment in Singapore revolutionised by the PicoSure Laser, the world’s leading picosecond aesthetic laser, widely recognized for its technology leadership and proven performance for treatment of Pigmentation, Acne Scars and Colour Tattoo removal.
What is PicoSure laser?
PicoSure laser is a new generation laser that deliver ultrashort laser pulses in picoseconds (10−12) whereas compared to the traditional Q-switched laser, which delivers laser pulses in nanoseconds(10−9).It is a 755nm wavelength Alexandrite laser that leverages on picosecond laser technology to manage the treatment of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and colour tattoo with remarkable results.
What makes PicoSure Laser so unique?
Unlike most other picosecond devices, PicoSure utilizes a 755 nm wavelength that naturally targets melanin. It absorbed less in blood as compared to the 1064 nm wavelength. In trillionths of a second, the 755 nm energy relies less on the photothermal action of longer-pulsed devices, instead creating an intense photomechanical impact. This technology not only spares the skin from high thermal damage, it also has greater disruption on the target chromophore with better clearance using less energy and fewer treatments. In layman’s terms, it is an ideal treatment for treating pigmentary conditions, as more laser shots can be delivered into the dermis.
The other unique feature of PicoSure Laser is that it has additional function that uses patented Focus Lens Array. Using a unique method of action, the Focus Lens uses a diffractive lens to precisely redistributes and delivers 755 nm energy to the skin. Both the high and low intensity energy lightens and helps to shatter stubborn pigments under the skin, while the high energy creates Laser-Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis without damaging the skin surface.
LIOBs form and absorb incoming energy, expanding so quickly that they create pressure waves, which transmit into the dermis. This pressure squeezes the surrounding cells and simulates a pressure injury, activating cell signaling and inducing an enhanced inflammatory healing response. This process leads to increased collagen and elastin production in the dermis without the damage caused by energy passing through the dermoepidermal junction.
In addition, the 755nm wavelength device is able to breakdown tattoo inks that are difficult to remove, such as black, blue and green. Patients treated with Focus experience only a few hours of mild redness, with pigment, wrinkle and acne scar results.
A More Effective Solution For Pigmentation
Traditional lasers use photothermal energy to shatter pigments, while Picosure laser disrupts the stubborn pigments by using short pulses to treat a wide range of skin pigmentation issues such as freckles, sun spots, and melasma. It uses ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to break down pigments into smaller dust-like particles which can be absorbed by the lymphatic system and be eliminated naturally.
The shorter exposure of laser also significantly reduces the risks of burning, scarring and other adverse side effects relating to traditional laser treatments.
The Tool For Colour Tattoo Removal
Apart from skin rejunvenation, acne scars removal and hyperpigmentation treatment, PicoSure laser is also an effective tool for removing colour tattoos. Its strength lies in its capability in shatteringtattoo ink particles effectively. By targeting the laser on the tattoo ink particles in picoseconds, it can effectively clear stubborn ink colours such as orange, yellow, red, blue , purple and green.
A Gentle Alternative for Acne Scar Treatment
PicoSure Laser is one of the latest treatment that is FDA approved for pigmentation, skin texture and acne scars treatment. The Focus Lens is hexagonal, closed packed diffractive lens array which is 500μm centre to centre. More energy is concentrated into the small spot, which makes it 20x more powerful than normal lens.
By delivering short laser pulses that are 10 times shorter in duration than a traditional Q-switched laser, more laser shots can be delivered with each pulse staying on the skin for a shorter duration. This means that less heat is generated in the skin, causing significantly less damage to the skin tissue.
Through its targeted mode of energy delivery, PicoSure is able to reach the dermis layer, improving acne scars with the formation of new collagen and elastin production.
Doctor’s Advice & Recommendation
The 755nm Alexandrite wavelength is a good balance between the 532nm and 1064nm. It selectively targets the melanin and blood vessels without hurting the skin from high thermal damage. But I found that by combining a variety of lasers and this PicoSure, I can target the different layers of the skin and achieve an optimal result.
To understand if this treatment is suitable for you, discuss with our doctors to learn more about your skin and what are the treatment modalities you can explore to help you achieve your skin goals.