We’ve all gazed enviously at glossy photos of models in ads and wondered about their secret for getting such a smooth, flawless complexion. Is it moisturizer, makeup, good genes, or some combination of all three? In most cases, it’s closer to the truth to chalk it up to judiciously applied Photoshop wizardry, which can erase any number of blemishes and irregularities.
But don’t give up hope on achieving perfect skin. In his pursuit of providing many of the most sought-after non-surgical procedures available, Dr. Schmidt is one of the first plastic surgeons in the Denver area to offer skin resurfacing with the revolutionary PicoSure® laser – a safe, effective, zero-downtime response to many of the most frequently reported issues.
What Can PicoSure Laser Treatments Do for You?
As we age, many of us experience the cumulative effects of UV damage, air pollution, and a lack of skin laxity. The result is uneven skin texture, age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and discoloration on the face, neck, and chest.
Though there are many different options on the market for laser skin resurfacing, PicoSure has set the bar higher than ever. Unlike with older methods, the PicoSure laser is suitable for all skin types, and you won’t need to take any downtime to recover from a PicoSure treatment.
The benefits of the PicoSure laser include:
- Fewer imperfections such as age spots, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and other damage
- More even skin tone and texture
- A smoother, healthier, and younger-looking complexion
Why Is PicoSure So Effective?
PicoSure originally came onto the scene as a solution for removing unwanted tattoos, but it quickly earned recognition as a treatment for various other skin concerns as well. To understand how it can do both so successfully, it helps to understand how PicoSure addresses skin pigmentation. Instead of using heat, PicoSure’s innovative fast-pulse lasers deliver rapid-fire bursts of light energy that make tiny particles of pigment vibrate so rapidly they break apart – all without harming the surrounding skin.
PicoSure lasers also jumpstart your body’s natural healing response, which allows the tissues to rebuild and restore themselves through increased collagen production. After a series of treatments, you will notice diminished fine lines, age spots, discoloration, and other issues, leaving you with a clear, radiant appearance. PicoSure has even received FDA approval for improving acne scars.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PicoSure Treatments?
If you have a darker complexion, you may have heard that laser skin resurfacing is not an option for you, due to the risk of temporary burns, discoloration, or scarring. However, newer lasers, such as PicoSure, are a safe option for all skin types from I (lightest) to V (darkest). In general, you are well-suited to receive a PicoSure treatment regimen if you are looking for a no-downtime, minimally risky way to fade discoloration, improve collagen production, and achieve a healthier appearance.
What to Expect During and After PicoSure Treatments
Depending on the extent of the issues you are addressing with PicoSure, you’ll probably see best results with a series of three or four appointments, spaced four to six weeks apart. We perform PicoSure laser resurfacing in our comfortable, well-equipped office, and treatments typically take 15 minutes apiece. There are no pre-procedure precautions to take before arriving at your appointments.
If you have experience with more invasive skin resurfacing options, you might be wondering if PicoSure is painful. While pain thresholds vary among patients, most people find PicoSure very easy to tolerate with no anesthetic or numbing treatment.
Your PicoSure results will be long-lasting, and you can maintain them as desired with occasional upkeep appointments. After receiving resurfacing, you can go back to work and your regular daily schedule without any activity restrictions. Other than mild redness, there are few side effects to worry about. It’s essential to note, however, that your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s damaging UV rays after receiving treatment. You will need to be diligent about wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure if you don’t want to reverse all the beneficial effects of this real-life airbrush.
What Can PicoSure Do for You?
The remarkable PicoSure laser is Denver women’s secret weapon for achieving a brighter, clearer complexion with little to no discomfort or disruption in their daily lives. If you want to learn more about experiencing the advantages of PicoSure laser skin resurfacing for erasing age spots, diminishing fine lines, and resolving many other common issues, contact us today.