You may have heard of the word ‘Pico’ before as it has become quite a trending request in the field of aesthetics and dermatology, and for good reason! Pico laser face treatment in Singapore is actually not a specific brand, nor is it the name of a laser machine – it actually refers to the name of a type of laser treatment. The ‘Pico’ in Pico Laser refers to a picosecond: The 1/1000 of a nanosecond, or one trillionth of a second.
If that amount in numbers seems a little hard to comprehend, just imagine it to be the non-invasive delivery of ultra-short high-speed energy (not heat!) into the skin layers. It is a new generation of laser technology, considered an upgrade to the Nano Laser, that helps to reduce skin discolorations and improve the production of elastin and collagen. The greater the amount of elastin and collagen in the skin, a firmer and smoother skin texture appears. Some people may also request for tattoo removal using our Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm Nano laser.
What are Some Things to Consider Before Pico Laser Treatment in Singapore?
Since Pico Laser is a treatment that can target several skin issues, it is important to consider several factors before undergoing treatment.
The person suitable for Pico Laser
In the past, those with darker skin but also experiencing skin hyperpigmentation, liver spots/sun spots, post-inflammatory erythema (such as after acne inflammation) and such would have to use non-laser options like chemical peels. This is because older laser treatments would damage the darker skin and worsen dark spots. Pico Laser is suitable for those with darker skin because it uses energy instead of heat to penetrate the skin layers.
Pico Laser treatment benefits those that are looking to remove tattoos, reduce redness, and help skin texture. Generally, it is safe for most healthy adults and skin types. Even pregnant women can undergo this treatment, but any pregnancies should be disclosed to the doctor beforehand.
The time needed for Pico Laser
Pico Laser is a favourite of many individuals because it takes minimal time from start to finish. It is often likened to making an appointment for a mani-pedi – pop in, enjoy your time, and be out in 15-30 minutes! The speed of the pulses makes it gentle, fast, and effective. You may need an additional 20 minutes before treatment for the numbing cream to take effect. Downtime includes a few days of some mild redness and peeling that will go off in a day or two, and prolonged sun exposure needs to be avoided for up to 10 days.
The price of Pico Laser in Singapore
The cost of Pico Laser treatment in Singapore may vary per individual, considering the severity of the scarring/hyperpigmentation and also the extent of the area. Prices can range from small areas of tattoo removal such as the eyebrows (starting from $250), to
freckles and sun spots ($350), and bigger areas of melasma or tattooed areas ($450-$800).
Do I Need a Pico Laser Treatment?
Pico Laser treatment in will be a suitable form of treatment for those who are currently exploring treatment for:
- Uneven skin texture and enlarged pores
- Hyperpigmentation, or dark/red spots on the skin
- Removal of tattoos
- Rosacea, or facial flushing
However, it is also important to remember that even after the removal of skin discolorations and marks, it is possible that new pigmentation can still occur. This happens from inadequate skin protection – not using sunscreen while out for long periods in the sun, ageing and hormonal factors, or an untreated active skin condition like acne. Hence, regular maintenance and care is recommended.
Experience the Effectiveness of Pico Laser Treatment in Singapore Today
If you are at the point where you are ready to begin taking steps to see Pico Laser treatment benefits in reducing the appearance of pigmentation, enlarged pores, or red acne marks, our certified team at SL Aesthetic Clinic are ready to guide you! Do not worry about the word ‘laser’, it is safe when done in the hands of a fully-trained medical professional.