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Say hello to our latest baby : Picosure

In search for a fix that helps discolored and damaged skin? Pico Laser can help with that. But with so many pico lasers out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? Well, be sure it’s Picosure!

The beauty world was suddenly abuzzed to the word ‘ Pico Laser’ as it suddenly became a hit worldwide. Read more about Pico lasers here.

Pico Laser or also known as Picosecond laser is the newest type of laser but there are different brands out there like PicoSure, Picoplus, Picoway, PicoSure, Picocare etc.

It is how toothpaste is called as toothpaste and not like Colgate / Darlie/ Fresh and White etc. Those are brand names and should not be confused as the same thing. Toothpaste is toothpaste but there is a slight difference between all the brands , right?

Similarly, for lasers, different brands have different advantages and flaws. I would like to reiterate that this is important as beauticians are also promoting ‘ Pico Lasers’ but seriously, for such an advanced technology for it to be sold for say, RM 199 is definitely dubious . So be an informed customer!

So WHY PICOSURE?

PicoSure is a whole new game changer in this world of beauty and science. Fun fact : Cynosure , the company of this PicoSure have previously invented the famed Medlite and Revlite Q-switch machines. So now you know that they have a good track record of producing quality machines!

At present, they came up with a revolutionary technology for convenient tattoo removal and skin revitalization treatments like wrinkles, acne scars and pigment like freckles, sunspots removal.

For tech and beauty junkies like me, I’m fascinated with the science and physics behind this. Wait, I’m not just fascinated, I’m psyched about it !

1. What is FDA approval ?

FDA ( Food and Drug administration in America) is responsible for protecting public health by regulating human drugs and biologics. But not all those products undergo premarket approval — that is, a review of safety and effectiveness by FDA experts and agency approval before a product can be marketed. You can be rest assured that you will be using an extremely SAFE and EFFECTIVE laser.

2. Do wavelengths matter?

Looking at this simplified wavelength graph, it is apparent that the 755nm wavelength is able to absorb melanin better compared to 1064nm. Different objects absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light differently .

Pigment removal or tattoo removal works by breaking up coloured particles trapped in the skin. The laser is pulsed over the pigmented area/ tatoo, directing light energy toward these melanin cells or ink. The energy is then absorbed by the melanin/ ink particles, which instantly shatter into tiny fragments.

3. How is the downtime like ?

PicoSure prides itself by being the only Picosecond laser with minimal downtime, which is only 1 day! The treatment will give you a little flushed appearance but no pin point bleeding like how other pico lasers would give. How exciting is that?

4. Why Picosure stands out :

Cyanosure pioneered a Focus Array lens which concentrates the energy under the skin and is able to create tiny explosions just beneath the skin known as LIOB -laser induced optical breakdown bodies. It triggers pressure injuries to stimulate our body’s natural healing cascade. In other words, it stimulates fibroblasts and collagen to heal those LIOB sites, giving a smoother complexion as the collagen builds up. The more collagen, the better ! There are many published papers with robust scientific evidences on this PicoSure lens as well so you can actually read up on it !

How long is the treatment?

Treatment takes about 60 minutes inclusive of numb cream and soothing mask for greater comfort !

So what can you expect after a PicoSure session?

Rejuvenated, brighter skin of course! Of course right after the procedure, you will feel a warm sensation over the skin which will improve in just a few hours.

How long do the results last?

Skin revitalization treatment results are long lasting, but some pigment conditions can be recurrent. Some patients find that PicoSure treatment every six months can help prevent accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles. Be sure to consult your doctor about it !

Good news is that for tattoo removal and acne scar, the results are permanent!

Anyway, feel free to explore some journals associated with the superiority of PicoSure !

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367877/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4859414/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301792212_Lasers_in_tattoo_and_pigmentation_control_Role_of_the_PicoSureRlaser_system

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lsm.22763

Feeling intrigued? Kindly contact Kaiteki at 011-33017188/010-3681400 to schedule an appointment with our friendly doctors.

Location:

Petaling Jaya Branch:

Kaiteki Skin Aesthetic Laser, B-1-03, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

or

Kuala Lumpur Branch :

Kaiteki Clinic, C-5-G, Jalil Link 2, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, 57000, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours: Weekdays 10am-7pm, Weekends 10.30am-6pm

Note : PicoSure is only available in Bukit Jalil branch


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About AuthorDr Chew

Dr Chew's love for discovering new knowledge and keen eye on beauty motivated her to pursue aesthetic medicine where she practices with delectation. Often placing herself in patient’s shoes, she listens with empathy and goes the extra mile to ensure satisfaction from them. She is an accomplished Aesthetic Physician with MBBS, MAC certification and specializes in lasers and injectables.

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