How the PICO Laser Treats Skin Pigmentation

Laser Treatment Hyperpigmentation is sometimes caused by medications, tanning, or skin conditions. It can cause embarrassment in day-to-day life, leading you to shy away from social situations or always wear makeup when you’d like to go bare-faced sometimes.

The PICO laser is among the top skin pigmentation treatments that help improve balance in your complexion. Discover how it works and what kinds of results to expect.

What Is the PICO Laser?

The PICO laser is a dermatological treatment designed for many common skin maladies, including wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, birthmarks, freckles, acne scars, tattoos, and stretch marks.

The laser is suitable for every type of skin, and it’s applicable all over the body. You can receive laser treatment for pigmentation on the face, the upper arms, the abdomen, or anywhere where pigmentation has left you self-conscious.

How Does the PICO Laser Treat Pigmentation?

Named after the picosecond laser technology it utilizes, the PICO treatment produces short pulses below a nanosecond each. The laser can lessen skin pigmentation without applying heat, so it doesn’t hurt to receive PICO laser treatment.

Better yet, the treatment can encourage the skin to produce more elastin, so your skin will look plumper, healthier, and younger. Each PICO laser treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, making it a fast, convenient solution for patients with busy schedules.

How Long Does It Take to See Results? Are They Permanent?

Although the PICO laser destroys unwanted pigmentation, you still have to wait for your skin’s natural turnover to play out before you’ll see results. It will usually be between two and three weeks after the initial treatment before you should notice less pigmented skin.

Depending on what causes your pigmentation, the results of the PICO laser can be permanent. If you notice hyperpigmentation beginning to return, you should continue receiving maintenance treatments every six months.

Does the PICO Laser Treatment Have Any Side Effects?

Some patients report minimal side effects. Your skin might ache where you received the laser. The feeling is often likened to having a rubber band snapped on your skin. The pain usually subsides within the same day and can be treated with over-the-counter NSAIDs and cold compresses.

You might also have blisters, pinpoint bleeding, and redness, but most side effects fade on their own.

Schedule Your PICO Laser Treatment at Laria Med Spa

Are you ready to see what the PICO laser can do for your skin pigmentation? Connect with the experts at LARIA Med Spa in Miami, FL, to discover your natural beauty. Use the online contact form or call 305-299-7290.

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