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PicoSure Laser Specialist

Better U Skin and Body Care Medical Spa

Medical Aesthetics located in Concord, CA

If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted tattoos, scars, or wrinkles, then come to Better U Skin and Body Care Medical Spa. Located in Pleasant Hill, California, the doctors at Better U Skin and Body Care have helped thousands of patients overcome their skin imperfections through PicoSure treatments.

PicoSure Laser Q & A

What Is PicoSure?

PicoSure is an innovative laser that utilizes short-pulse technology. Short-pulse technology means that the laser will flash very fast to help minimize heat. Instead of burning away unwanted cells, PicoSure relies on photomechanical effects to remove unwanted skin features.

This technique allows surrounding tissues to remain undamaged, meaning you will have less pain as well as a faster recovery. Even better, PicoSure emits comforting pressure waves that assist your body in speeding up the healing process.

What Can PicoSure Treat?

PicoSure can treat a number of skin imperfections, such as unwanted tattoos, acne scars, pigment conditions, or wrinkles. Unlike other procedures, it can be used to remove all colors of tattoo ink on all different skin types and shades. In many cases, PicoSure even takes fewer treatments than alternative tattoo removal.

For those looking to revitalize their skin, PicoSure offers a way to achieve noticeable results without the associated redness, swelling, or pain.

What Happens During a PicoSure Procedure?

Usually, a single treatment will only take 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish. Because the laser does not require any special preparation, the entire process is very fast and won't take away from your busy schedule.

As your doctor begins to use the laser on your skin, you may feel a slight pinch, like you're being snapped with a rubber band. However, if the discomfort becomes too much, you can utilize a numbing cream or local anesthetic to soothe the area.

After the treatment is complete, you may have minor swelling and redness, but this should only last for one to three hours. You'll be able to go back to your daily routine right away.

How Long Does PicoSure Last?

The good news is that PicoSure treatments are permanent for those using it for tattoo removal or acne scar removal. However, for those using it as a skin revitalization tool, they may need a treatment every six months to spruce up their results.