Finding the best laser treatment for you can be a daunting task. With so many different types of lasers on the market, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you.
In this blog post, we will explain what Pico laser which is offered at Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetics Clinic really is. We will also explain how it can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
What is Pico Laser best for – Skin Resurfacing, Hair Removal, or Tattoo Removal?
The Pico laser is best known for its ability to address a wide range of skin concerns. Whether you’re looking to get rid of freckles, sun spots, or unwanted tattoo ink, this laser can help.
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the Pico laser can also improve your skin’s texture, making it smoother and more youthful-looking. If you’re considering this treatment, it’s important to consult a reputable dermatologist or plastic surgeon to ensure it is right for you.
To ensure that the Pico laser is good for you, your plastic surgeon will review your medical history, skin type, and desired results. Once it is determined that this laser is a good fit for you, they will map out a treatment plan. Some common skin concerns that can be treated with Pico laser include:
- Brown spots
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tattoo removal
Since laser treatments have been used conventionally for hair removal, most people also ask, is Pico laser good for hair removal? Now, Pico lasers produce picosecond pulses of light energy, which can vaporize the hair on the surface.
However, the follicle is not actually destroyed which means that it will eventually grow another hair. For this reason, Pico lasers are not effective for permanent hair removal. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, you may want to consider another type of laser treatment or even electrolysis.
Who is Suitable for Pico Laser?
A knowledgeable plastic surgeon will not give you the green light to proceed with Pico laser hair removal unless they are confident that it’s safe and appropriate for you. This is important because the Pico laser can cause side effects in some patients.
As a patient, you also need to be honest about your expectations and any health concerns you may have. This way, your plastic surgeon can help you understand the risks and potential side effects of the treatment.
Generally, Pico laser hair removal is considered to be a safe treatment with minimal risks. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential side effects to be aware of. These include:
- Scarring and
- Pigment changes
Pico laser is safe for the vast majority of adults but may not be recommended for you if;
- You are pregnant or nursing at the time of considering the treatment
- You have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
- You have active acne or other skin infections
- You have a history of skin cancer
How often should you do Pico Laser?
The treatment is effective for a variety of skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, and melasma. Pico laser can be done as a standalone treatment or in combination with other skin treatments, such as microneedling or chemical peels.
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, but most people will need 3-4 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Pico laser is safe for all skin types and can be done on both the face and body.
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. You can expect to see results after just one treatment, but optimal results will be seen after a series of treatments.
Do and don’ts after Pico Laser?
Caring for your skin after Pico laser treatment is an important part of the healing process. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin. Really quick, here are some of the dos and don’ts:
- Do apply sunscreen every day to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays
After laser therapy, the skin will be more susceptible to sun damage. Therefore, it is important to apply sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every 2 hours when you are outdoors.
- Do avoid hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms
Hot showers can irritate the skin and should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment. You should also avoid saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs during the healing process.
- Do not pick at or touch your skin
Picking at the skin can cause irritation and even lead to infection. Touching the treated area should also be avoided as much as possible. If the skin is itchy, you can apply a cool compress to help soothe the itch.
- Do not expose your skin to the sun
Avoiding the sun is important to prevent irritation and inflammation. If you must go outdoors, make sure to cover up the treated area with clothing or a hat. You should also apply sunscreen as directed by your plastic surgeon.
- Do not rub or massage the treated area
Rubbing or massaging the treated area can cause irritation and should be avoided. If the skin is itchy, you can apply a cool compress to help soothe the itch.
Pico laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns. Most people will need 3-4 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
Caring for your skin after treatment is important, so make sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions closely. Also, don’t hesitate to contact your plastic surgeon if you have any concerns about the healing process.
We offer Pico laser treatments to help you achieve the smooth, flawless skin you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see if Pico laser is right for you! Call: +656904 2218
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic (Orchard)
304 Orchard Rd, #05-51 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
+65 6904 2218