If you’re one of those who find freckles really cute, think again. If you’ve been a religious reader of my blog, you’d know that I’m constantly talking about lasers and finding ways to reduce or lighten pigmentation. I believe it is a strong Asian trend to want to achieve clear, smooth, radiant skin and this is definitely not possible with large brown spots on your face! In this article, I’d talk about how the Picocare 450 laser can help you reach your dream skin.
Yes, freckles like all other skin pigmentation can spread and grow. Skin pigmentation happens when the skin produces an excessive amount of melanin. Melanin is created as a protection on skin cells to shield the skin from sun and UV-rays. Age spots, sun spots, spots and melasma can show up on the face, hands and arms if skin is not properly taken care of.
UV-damage is the biggest culprit of pigmentation. The UVA and UVB beams are the key reason for untimely maturing of the skin and can cause hyperpigmentation as well as sun spots. The degree of UV damage depends on a person’s skin shading and the extent of the sun exposure. Sunscreen is therefore super important and a must-do before leaving the home, especially when Singapore is bright and sunny all year round!
For those who already have unwanted pigmentation that you’d like to treat, I’d like to introduce you to the Picocare 450 Laser Treatment at Clifford Aesthetics.
The Picocare 450 laser has many uses. It is now most commonly used for Pigmentation Removal, Tattoo Removal, Pores, Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Acne scars. Melesma which is an extremely common form of pigmentation can now finally be removed and controlled with this Pico Laser treatment. The Pico laser is able to break up the pigments in your skin more effectively, lightening the affected area in the process. Picocare 450 laser with HEXA MLA handpiece can also help to lift depressed acne scars and help to minimise enlarged pores on and around nose area.
What is the difference between Picocare 450 laser and normal laser?
As I have tried other lasers before, I thought it was important to share the difference between the Picocare 450 laser and other types of normal skin lasers.
(Lasers use a solitary wavelength to deliver the vitality to skin targets. Picocare 450 lasers can distribute energy in prodigiously short bursts (within several billionths of a second). The speedier the laser is, the more proficient it is. A quick laser has a shorter span between laser beats, which means it gives more laser beats each second. The shorter burst of energy circulated by the laser disrupts the pigment-containing cells within the skin, resulting in fading and clearing of the affected area. The energy conveyed by the Pico laser can also rebuild skin collagen and improve its surface.)
If you found this hard to understand and very cheem, basically it just means that the Picocare 450 laser is able to give quicker bursts, with more laser beats per second; thereby helping to break down and clear out pigment-containing cells, making it more effective than other lasers. In the process, you also get an extra bonus: your skin collagen is rebuilt and skin surface is improved!
HOW DOES THE PICOCARE 450 LASER WORK?
As mentioned, the Picocare laser can perform many different functions. It is able to get rid of pigmentation and help reduce acne scars, rough textures and pores at the same time. Scars are removed using the Picocare laser through the use of very fine laser beams that penetrate below the skin causing tiny bubbles to form using micro-explosions.
The lasers can penetrate far beneath the surface of the skin to dissipate the melanin that causes hyper pigmentation. The laser separates dull spots into smaller particles which are beneath the skin. Gradually, darker spots and dull spots on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs will fade away.
The bubbles formed when laser is performed will fill up with collagen during the recovery and an “elevated” effect will help to raise depressed scars from acne.
In conventional subcision techniques used to treat acne scars, the doctor would insert a needle below scars to manually raise it up. However, the Pico Laser has a Bubble Lift technology that replaces these old approaches completely, causing less discomfort and minimal injury, while achieving the same (if not better) effects.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF PICOCARE 450 LASER?
Picocare 450 laser is a comfortable and painless procedure with the use of topical numbing cream. During the process, it is normal to feel a slight stinging sensation but no pain no gain yeah? You may also notice that the treated area will turn red for a few hours after the treatment but will definitely go away in one day.
Lesser side effects are seen after Picocare 450 laser, compared to other laser treatments. Patients normally experience minimal downtime after treatment. This treatment also requires lesser sessions, making it a faster and efficient choice for laser treatment.
To be frank, the results I have achieved thus far is a combined result of 4 sessions of the Q-Switch Laser and 2 sessions of the Picocare 450 laser. Therefore, it is not realistic to expect all your pigmentation to go away in just one session. Depending on your condition, Dr Gerard Ee will be able to advise the number of sessions you need to go through before you can achieve your desired skin. Even after these 6 sessions, I am still continuing on my journey to get pigmentation-free skin!
Rest assured that pain is minimal, you don’t even need numbing cream. Or at least, I never did apply numbing cream for my sessions. However, if you are super afraid of pain, you may request for it.
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