Tattoo removal and the treatment of pigmented lesions are an important part of aesthetic practice. Considering the increasing number of people regretting their tattoos, the market is expected to grow 12.7% per year through 2023. Also, 40% of the population is likely to have pigmentation problems and 71% of consumers. seek to improve the tone and texture of their skin.
The Picosecond laser first became known for its tattoo and pigment removal capabilities, but it continues to grow in use for acne scars and wrinkles.
It uses different handpieces and laser wavelengths for treatment of these conditions. Your healthcare provider will know which treatment is right for your condition.
The Picosecond laser has ultra-short pulse durations and low to no downtime following treatment. Learn more about how the Picosecond laser can help you transform your skin
How Picocesond Works:
It uses a picosecond laser with high power and ultra-short pulses. A picosecond is a trillionth of a second! The ultra-short pulses with the Picosecond laser are important because they lead to a “photoacoustic” effect that avoids heating the skin rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach that heats the skin and can lead to side effects, such as downtime and scarring.
Because the Picosecond laser uses ultra-short laser pulses, the result is a laser that has low to no downtime after treatment. Users can resume normal activities and even apply makeup over acne scarred or wrinkle treated skin within a day of treatment.
The Picosecond laser reaches under the skin for its impact, leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. Targets can be pigment from a tattoo, melanin in the skin that causes dark spots, or areas in the dermis (a layer under the outer skin) where tiny spaces can be created to allow room for new collagen and elastin growth in the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles.
It generates a pure photoacoustic effect to shatter inks and pigmentations leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. This picosecond laser, thanks to its shorter pulse durations and high peak power can effectively pulverize even the deepest skin pigments and large spots.
Flat-top spot makes makes the work easy with a precise overlap of pulses to treat tattoos more homogeneously in short time.
The Round spots are generated combining a perfect Flat-top energy distribution and a long depth of field to make them easy to be used in the pigmented lesions treatments even when the perfect contact with the skin is not possible, overtaking the need of collimated handpieces.
Further reading：What are the advantages of super picoseconds?