Boston Center for Plastic Surgery: Pico laser treatments

Many of us are troubled by wrinkles, age spots, dark freckles, or skin texture issues. Over time, areas of hyperpigmentation can become increasingly frustrating, especially when combined with acne or trauma scars, age spots, loose skin, and fine lines. Dr. Leonard Miller and the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery now offer a cutting-edge solution for patients seeking to address hyperpigmentation and loose skin: the PicoSure™ laser. This safe and effective laser system targets dark spots, acne scars, benign pigmented lesions, and wrinkles, helping to restore smooth, even-toned skin. This fractional laser treatment utilizes short pulses of laser energy, making it capable of addressing various skin conditions, including tattoo removal.

PicoSure Laser benefits

The PicoSure laser can:

  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Erase dark spots, hyperpigmentation, brown patches, and freckles
  • Reduce the appearance of Melasma (often occurring during pregnancy)
  • Eliminate both amateur and professional tattoos
  • take less than half an hour for treatment
  • Offer significant results in about four weeks
  • Require three to six sessions for optimal results
  • Has a low risk of side-effects or complications
  • Is entirely safe for surrounding tissues
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PicoSure for dark spots and wrinkles

Skin discoloration can result from various issues, including acne scars, hormonal changes, and pregnancy. Hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown patches can cause distress and affect self-esteem. Similar to how PicoSure targets ink in the skin, the concentrated laser energy can also address dark spots, freckles, and scarring. PicoSure's short, high-powered pulses reach deep into tissues to target dark skin pigment meticulously. Many patients will note improvements after just one PicoSure treatment.

The ideal candidate for PicoSure

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PicoSure is safe as a treatment to remove dark spots and wrinkles. There are no incisions, so the treatment has little chance of severe complications.

The ideal candidate for PicoSure will be in generally good health, with no active skin infections. Patients should understand the treatment process and hold realistic expectations for the final results.

Before treatment, a confidential consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. Sean Doherty at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery to determine if PicoSure is the right technique to achieve the desired results. At this time, the provider will perform a skin assessment and then explain the PicoSure procedure in detail. Recovery requirements and the potential for complications will be reviewed, as well. Once all questions are answered, a personalized PicoSure treatment plan will be created, including the number of recommended sessions and the exact cost.

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The PicoSure procedure

Each PicoSure session will be performed in one of the comfortable treatment rooms at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. Although the procedure is not considered painful, Dr. Miller or Dr. Doherty will apply an additional topical or local anesthetic to ensure total patient comfort.

Next, the provider will gently glide the PicoSure handpiece over the target area. In a smooth, continuous motion, the ultra-fast pulses of light energy will be emitted from the applicator. Depending on the patient and the type of correction, each PicoSure procedure will take from 15 to 30 minutes.

Recovery and results from PicoSure

The concentrated blast of energy from the PicoSure will break down hyperpigmentation or tattoo ink deposits deep within the skin's layers. Next, the body will metabolize these tiny particles, which are then safely broken down. Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots may improve in appearance after as little as one treatment. However, optimal skin rejuvenation results may require three to six PicoSure sessions. There is no downtime following a PicoSure session, but it is essential to keep the treatment area clean and out of the sun to avoid pigmentation changes. Patients are free to return to their normal activities on the same day as their PicoSure session.

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The cost of treatment with PicoSure

To determine the cost of treatment with the PicoSure laser, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. Sean Doherty. At this time, the number of sessions required will be established, as well as the total price.

Boston Center for Plastic Surgery patient coordinator, Robyn Sola will go over all your payment options, including medical financing through CareCredit. 

Call Boston Center for Plastic Surgery or fill out our online form to get started toward beautiful, smooth, evenly-toned skin.

Why choose us for your PicoSure treatment?

Choose Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for your PicoSure treatment experience. Our specialized, board-certified center offers diverse procedures under one roof. We deliver a unique concierge service, combining exceptional care with the latest aesthetic medicine. Led by Dr. Leonard Miller, our team guarantees natural-looking, tailored results. Our state-of-the-art facility ensures efficient and comfortable procedures. Choose us for your rejuvenation journey – we're not just experts; we're pioneers in aesthetic treatments. 

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PicoSure FAQ

What is the PicoSure laser?

Am I a good candidate for PicoSure laser treatments at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery?

Is the PicoSure process painful?

Will more than one PicoSure treatment be needed?

What are the risks of the PicoSure laser?

What is the PicoSure laser?

PicoSure is a cutting-edge fractional laser treatment that utilizes fast, concentrated pulses of light energy to target hyperpigmentation deep within the skin. The short bursts of energy break down dark spots deep within the tissues while encouraging collagen production for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

Am I a good candidate for PicoSure laser treatments at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery?

The best candidate for the PicoSure laser will be in overall good health, clearly understand the treatment process, and hold reasonable expectations for the final results; those with an active skin infection will be asked to postpone their treatment.

Is the PicoSure process painful?

Unlike other laser treatments, the PicoSure is not considered painful. For optimal comfort, Dr. Miller and Dr. Doherty will apply a topical or local anesthetic before treatment.

Will more than one PicoSure treatment be needed?

The number of sessions required with the PicoSure laser will vary according to the individual patient, the level of correction, and if treating a tattoo, the color and depth of the ink used. On average, three to six treatment sessions, spaced six weeks apart, are required for optimal results. A private consultation appointment will be scheduled prior to treatment, establishing the approximate number of sessions that will be required.

What are the risks of the PicoSure laser?

The PicoSure laser is approved by the FDA as a safe method for removing dark spots, acne scars, and tattoo removal. When used by an experienced provider, the chance for side effects is minimal. However, there is always a slight chance of complications, including infection, scarring, or pigmentation changes.

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