Prepare to be amazed by the latest wrinkle in laser facial treatments in Beverly Hill, CA
Your body already has within it what it takes to make your complexion look younger. With a little help from PicoSure, the latest laser facial treatment technology on the market, medical science and your body’s natural processes combine to lighten dark spots and patches, reduce wrinkles, and tone your skin. PicoSure is available right here in Beverly Hills from board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass.
PicoSure is a revolutionary laser treatment that gently resurfaces your skin without eroding or burning the outer layer skin as some lasers can. A safe, effective, FDA-approved device, PicoSure and its Focus lens target the deep layer of the skin, producing a smoother, more even complexion. It’s used to treat the following facial problems:
- Fine wrinkles like crow’s feet, lipstick lines, smoker’s lines, and facial and forehead wrinkles
- Mild sagging of the skin
- Brown spots, such as freckles, age spots, and sun spots
- Melasma, brown patches that can result from hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Acne scars
- Skin with a rough texture
Many patients see marked improvement after just one treatment; however, three to four treatments spaced about a month apart produce optimal results.
The treatment itself is quick and well-tolerated by most patients. Reviews of PicoSure on RealSelf state that it is not painful as can be the case with other fractional lasers and that healing time is short. Most patients report that they feel nothing more than the sensation of warmth and of a rubber band snapping against their skin during the procedure. Topical numbing creams and ice can be applied for those who may experience some discomfort.
Most PicoSure sessions last 10-15 minutes – an hour at the most. While there made be some mild redness and swelling for several hours following treatment, patients can go back to work or resume leisure activities the very same day. Since the outer layer of the skin is not damaged, makeup can be applied immediately to cover up the redness.
PicoSure is safe for all skin types and all ethnicities.
Here’s why PicoSure outshines other laser facial treatments
PicoSure activates your body’s natural skin rejuvenation process. It is the only laser treatment that both lightens dark pigmentation on the skin and stimulates production of collagen and elastin at the same time.
Collagen is perhaps the most important and abundant protein in the body. It provides structure and serves as the glue that holds us together. Elastin is a protein, too; it functions to help your skin return to its natural shape after being stretched or contracted. Healthy, youthful-looking skin depends on a plentiful supply of collagen and elastin. Once you hit your late 20s, your body may begin producing less and less collagen.
When skin cells in your body are injured, they release proteins to “signal” the healthy cells around them that damage has occurred. As the healthy cells detect this protein, a natural healing response is triggered within them, and the healthy cells begin to produce new collagen and elastin. Some types of laser treatment seek to start this natural healing process by using heat to burn away and destroy skin cells to force the body to heal. PicoSure employs a laser wand with a unique wavelength of light and a specialized lens converts the energy of the laser into a gentle pressure. The specialty lens has hundreds of micro lenses within it that split the laser, delivering a high level of energy through a series of precisely controlled bursts that last for just a pico-second – one trillionth of a second. Less than 10% of the skin is exposed to high concentrations of laser energy.
The pressure produced by the laser squeezes the targeted cells within the deep layers of the skin. The pressure inflames the treated cells, signaling the untreated, healthy cells nearby to begin the regeneration of collagen and elastin to heal the injured cells. At the same time, PicoSure’s highly targeted energy blasts the particles that create skin discoloration like freckles and age spots. The procedure also removes the dull skin cells from the surface of the treatment area.
To find out if the latest wrinkle in facial laser treatment could be the solution for your wrinkles…and much more…call Dr. Dass today at (855) 496-4646. One of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Dass and his skilled team offer a full range of surgical procedures to enhance the face, breast, and body.Back to Laser Facial Resurfacing Picosure Page