Why is the Pico laser Toronto’s new standard of excellence?

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Pico laser technology disintegrates and removes unwanted pigment without leading to skin damage.

You can consider this treatment to

  • Lighten sun spots and age spots
  • Reduce melasma
  • Lighten moles, freckles, and pigmented lesions
  • Even your skin tone
  • Lighten acne scars
  • Remove your tattoos (with fewer treatments!)
  • Treat the face, neck, décolletage, back of hands — nearly anywhere!

Pico means one trillionth of a unit. So for pico laser treatment, the lightning-fast energy pulses are one trillionth of a second. Here’s why the fastest laser pulses mean better results:

1. Picosecond technology is preferable to heat for breaking apart pigments

Thermal (heat) energy is the modality of traditional lasers for targeting pigment under the skin. Classic methods often involve thermal damage and the unintended scattering of energy, which is unpredictable and may damage the skin.

Instead, short-pulse pico technology removes the worry of excess heat. Fotona’s StarWalker pico pulse system photo-acoustically breaks apart pigment without heat.

2. Pico laser is more predictable than chemical lightening creams

Many dermatologists recommend chemicals and topical medications to lighten melasma, acne scars, or sunspots. Those kinds of treatments take months to achieve results and may bring unwanted side effects.

Tattoos and some pigmented lesions won’t respond at all to chemicals applied on top of the skin.

Chemical peels or dermabrasion can deliver results, but they remove skin layers and come with a lengthy recovery, which is inconvenient. That’s why the pico laser in Toronto is so appealing: the measurable results are convenient and don’t require topical medication or abrasion.

3. The StarWalker Pico laser is comfortable and safe for most skin tones

A laser that works more efficiently requires less time for application. That’s why this laser takes as little as 10 minutes per session. Even better, the pain you may associate with laser melasma treatment isn’t a problem for pico. The system has a cooling attachment to minimize discomfort, and the procedure is described as tingly and is tolerated well.