Calgary Laser Skin Resurfacing and Scar Revision with Picosure Focus Lens Array!
Inside your cells is newer skin just waiting to get out!
Smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and other textural irregularities with lasers usually involves a few days of hiding behind closed doors after the treatment. The redness and swelling can be unsightly for a few days afterward, and a clear, shiny ointment must be kept on the skin to keep it moist as it exfoliates. Few would want to be seen in public during this time (unless they get a kick out of scaring small children.) This hiding out is known as downtime. It’s not stay-in-bed downtime but more like stay-at-home-and-paint-your-living-room downtime. While most people don’t mind having a few days to themselves to tackle projects or just relax, it’s not always doable for people with busy lifestyles.
What is the Picosure Focus Lens skin revitalization treatment?
It's a non-invasive powerful treatment for all types of wrinkles. Picosure focus lens targets wrinkles and Scars with virtually no downtime! Picosure’s Focus Lens Array breakthrough technology allows energy to be safely delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin to create a smoother appearance of the skin. The treatment improves textural irregularities such as wrinkles and scars and is also FDA indicated for the treatment of ice-pick acne scars. Epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles, and deep-dermal laxity can all be addressed with this all-in-one non-invasive treatment. Proven clinical results are established in more than 17 peer-reviewed publications.
Skin Cell Activation™ is the secret behind Focus™ treatments with the PicoSure® laser. It is a wonderful alternative for people who want the benefits of ablative C02 or Erbium Yag Laser Skin Resurfacing but do not want the downtime. Clinical analysis of skin after a series of 4 to 6 non-invasive Picosure treatments has revealed remarkable bene-fits similar to results seen from an ablative resurfacing treatment
The treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest or anywhere. It works well on the hands as well. Treatments are repeated biweekly or monthly, gradually revealing a global improvement in overall quality of the skin. Minimal redness usually resolves in just 1 to 3 hours. There is no need to cover up and no need to miss work or leisure activities.
Cell Signaling...signaling a new day in skin revitalization!
It’s a great option for:
• treating wrinkles with minimal discomfort
• maximum wrinkle reduction
• younger-looking skin without drastic facial changes
• dramatic, yet natural-looking results
• Control Melasma
A series of Skin Revitalization treatments can:
• Minimizes facial wrinkles & fine lines including; crow's feet, wrinkles around the mouth, frown lines, smokers' lines.
• Soften deep lines & wrinkles
• Improve acne and other scars
• Plump the skin on the hands, arms, and décolletage.
• Stimulate collagen to tighten skin
• Erase textural irregularities
• Reduce pore size
• Improve the appearance of stretch marks
How Does Picosure Skin Revitalization work?
During a Skin Revitalization treatment, fractionated columns of energy are directed beneath the surface of the skin. This initiates a healing response in the dermis leading to new collagen and elastin. The treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest or anywhere. It works well on the hands as well. Treatments are repeated monthly gradually revealing a global improvement in overall quality of the skin.
What does it feel like?
As the laser’s energy is applied to your skin in a feathering motion, you will experience a hot snapping sensation. It is well tolerated and quite comfortable after the application of the numbing cream. After the treatment, your skin will feel like it has a sunburn but this typically resolves in less than 24 hours. Your skin may be slightly pink and some mild swelling may linger for a day or two. For most patients, this treatment has virtually no downtime.
*The satisfaction rating for this treatment is very high but results do vary from person to person. While we can control the technology and the parameters we set, it is beyond our ability to control how any individual will respond to any treatment.
Picosure Skin Revitalization FAQs
How Does Picosure Skin Revitalization Work? +
During a Skin Revitalization treatment fractionated columns of energy are directed beneath the surface of the skin. This initiates a healing response in the dermis leading to new collagen and elastin.
What is the difference between the terms FDA approved and FDA indicated? +
FDA approved means it is recognized as safe for a certain purpose and it is backed by evidence of efficacy. FDA indicated has greater significance. It means it is clinically proven to do something specific and that the studies have been peer-reviewed.
What does a Picosure treatment feel like? +
As the laser’s energy is applied to your skin in a feathering motion, you will experience a hot snapping sensation. Cold air is applied for comfort and some people choose to take some Advil or Tylenol prior to their treatment. For most people the treatment is well tolerated and quite comfortable. If desired we can also apply numbing cream for added comfort.
What will my skin look and feel like after the Picosure Skin Revitalization treatment? +
After the treatment, your skin will feel like it has a sunburn but this typically resolves in less than 24 hours. Your skin may be slightly pink and there may be some mild swelling. This usually resolved within 1 to 3 hours but occasionally may linger for a day. There may be slight darkening (bronzing) of the skin noticeable for 3 to 10 days post-treatment. For most people, this treatment has virtually no downtime.
Is the pigment gone instantly after PicoToning? +
Unwanted pigment will generally darken after the treatment and may turn 2-3 shades darker than the original color. This will shed over time, usually within two weeks. The most unwanted pigment will significantly lighten or clear in 2 or 3 sessions.
Are the wrinkles and acne scars gone instantly after Picosure Skin Revitalization? +
Collagen remodeling takes time. The treatments in your series will be repeated at 2 to 4-week intervals. As with all treatments that are dependent on a healing response, results vary from person to person. The best result will be seen 3 to 4 months after the last treatment in your series.
If Picosure isn’t “thermal” why does it feel hot? +
The pressure waves of Picosure’s pico-second delivery of energy is so fast that the friction of the delivery of the energy does, indeed, feel hot. The skin, however, recognizes the difference between heat and friction so the normal risks associated with heat are eliminated.
Do I have to avoid sun exposure before or after a Picosure treatment? +
Avoid unprotected sun exposure for a minimum of 7 to 10 days prior to your Picosure treatment. Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Nothing ages the skin or causes unwanted pigment more than sun exposure. For this reason, we encourage everyone to always wear SPF30 or greater when in the sun. It makes no sense to have anti-aging laser treatments and then undo the benefits of unprotected sun exposure.
How long will the results from Picosure Skin Revitalization last? +
The anti-aging results you experience will be long lasting but unfortunately, we cannot stop the effects on the skin caused by the aging process which will continue. We recommend that you either repeat a single treatment every six months to maintain or compound the results or alternatively you may wish to repeat the series of treatments every two to three years.
How much does Picosure cost? +
Picosure facial treatments begin at $395 for a single treatment for PicoToning and $595 for full Skin Revitalization. The cost per treatment decreases with package discounts for series. Pricing varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated and the number of treatments purchased in a series. Recommendations and full pricing will be provided at the time of your consultation. Consultations are free!
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