Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin? Do you notice areas of discoloration or redness on your face or other areas of your body? Do you regret a tattoo and want a safe treatment option with an easy recovery? If so, the Pico Laser may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for! At the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX, we’re proud to offer this groundbreaking laser treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!
What Is the Pico Laser?
Pico Laser is a revolutionary laser treatment designed to treat a variety of concerns in the skin without causing painful, long-lasting side effects. Unlike other laser treatments, this laser uses strategic energy blasts to break pigments down into smaller pieces. This process does not burn or destroy the skin and involves little to no recovery time.
Even better, treatment can result in boosts in collagen and elastin, which provide vital structure to the skin. With different wavelength options and a range of treatment possibilities, this laser can effectively reveal your ideal image in just a few appointments.
Which Concerns Can It Treat?
The Pico Laser is able to treat a variety of common skin concerns. One of our talented doctors will help you determine whether this treatment is right for your unique situation during an initial consultation. Here are a few of the most popular concerns we can treat:
This common concern causes dark brown or gray areas to develop on the surface of the skin. Without treatment, these patches can be difficult to conceal. Our laser treatment can break down the pigment in the skin and restore an even skin tone.
Facial redness can be caused by minute blood vessels under the skin. This condition can often develop as you grow older. Laser treatment can reduce these blood vessels and minimize the appearance of a red undertone in the skin.
Acne scarring can cause you to feel unsatisfied with your skin long after your acne is gone. With laser treatment, the skin can be smoothed and dark scars can be faded, restoring a bright, even tone while increasing your confidence in your appearance.
Signs of Aging
Fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots can develop as you grow older. While these side effects are a natural part of aging, you don’t need to live with them. Laser treatment can fade signs of aging to create a more youthful appearance.
Veins often become more noticeable as you age. They can appear on the hands, legs, and other parts of the body and may seem impossible to cover. For some patients, laser treatment can reduce the appearance of veins.
Tattoos are affected by aging, sun damage, and other environmental factors. Over time, they can begin to look unattractive. Traditional tattoo removal is painful and takes a long time to complete. With our laser treatment, we can target and break down any color of tattoo ink to completely erase the tattoo from the skin. Best of all, this treatment is faster and less painful than other tattoo removal options.
How Does It Work?
We begin with a simple consultation, which allows us to examine your areas of concern and determine whether this treatment is right for you. One of our doctors will recommend a personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and ideal results. Once you are approved for treatment, you can look forward to your first laser session.
On the day of your appointment, we recommend that you avoid wearing makeup in the target areas. Our doctor will ensure that your skin is clean before applying a numbing agent to ensure your comfort during treatment. They will then use a handheld laser device to treat the skin with quick, high-energy laser blasts. A normal appointment takes 20-25 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment with zero downtime required.
Your skin will heal for 2-4 weeks, during which time you should wear a strong sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure to protect your skin. Your doctor will help you determine how many treatments are necessary for your unique concerns. Once your treatment plan is complete and your skin has healed, you should notice a significant improvement in your areas of concern. You can expect your results to be permanent but should continue to practice good sun protection habits to keep your skin healthy.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re an adult man or woman who is concerned about the appearance of your skin, you could be a perfect candidate. You should be generally healthy and free from any skin irritations or conditions which could interact negatively with laser treatment. If you have questions about your candidacy, one of our doctors can help you evaluate whether this treatment is right for you during your initial consultation.
Contact Us to Learn More!
If you’re ready to learn more about Pico Laser, contact our team of experts at the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX, to schedule an initial consultation today!