Ready to lose your tattoo? Do it better and faster with PicoSure.
For patients struggling with tattoo regret, Glow Md Laser MedSpa at The Dermatology Center offers treatments with the PicoSure laser. Developed by the skin laser company, Cynosure, this new device uses a combination of light waves and a specialized lens to create bursts of pressure waves that stimulate the skin’s natural repair processes. However, unlike traditional skin lasers, PicoSure was designed to produce less heat damage to surrounding areas.
PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, which works with your body to remove unwanted ink. PicoSure delivers laser energy that specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the successful shattering of just the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue.
PicoSure works effectively on:
- Multicolored tattoos, including blues and greens
- Hard-to-remove black ink
- Stubborn, previously treated tattoos
It is a skin laser designed to remove tattoos. However, there are several things that make this device different from other lasers on the market.
Firstly, it uses shorter bursts of light. Many lasers today deliver bursts in nanoseconds, or a billionth of a second. PicoSure, on the other hand, uses picoseconds, or a trillionth of a second. The goal of shortening these bursts is to reduce the amount of heat delivered to the skin and the associated damage to the surrounding tissues.
Secondly, it utilizes a special lens on the device, which converts light energy into short bursts of pressure. Instead of coagulating or damaging skin cells with heat, the waves of pressure disturb skin cells; a process that jump starts the body’s healing processes.
For tattoo removal, it relies on pressure waves to break down ink pigment in the skin. This causes the pigment to break up into much smaller particles, which are then removed by the body’s lymphatic system. Further, because it relies less on ability to heat up ink pigment, the device can even be used to remove more difficult colors, like orange and red, which are typically harder to target with traditional lasers.
How Long do PicoSure Results Last?
For tattoo removal, once the tattoo pigment has been removed via the lymphatic system, it will not return unless you get a new tattoo. However, individual results may vary and it may not be possible to remove all of the pigment completely. Further, multiple treatments are needed to fade the tattoo pigment.
Your PicoSure Consultation
The best way to learn if PicoSure is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with one of our providers. We will review the procedure with you and provide a plan for your consideration. Please call our office to schedule your appointment today! 540-371-9098.
~ Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Carbon Laser Peel Now Available in Fredericksburg!
It’s all the rage in Hollywood and now glowMD Laser MedSpa has brought it to beautiful Fredericksburg! Why is the carbon peel desperately needed and wanted?
Because lighter skin (Types I-IV) lacks the necessary chromophore saturation needed for laser rejuvenation – basically, the laser has little to no color to focus on. But with the advent of the carbon peel, fairer skin types can significantly multiply the results of laser rejuvenation without ANY downtime! At glowMD Laser Medspa, we compound a proprietary activated carbon mixture that is applied to the face and allowed to dry, which provides an ideal laser target. Pure activated carbon particles absorb dirt, oil, dead cells, sebum and other unwanted contaminants, like leftover makeup, sunscreen & skincare products. Additionally, the carbon particles fill every crevice of the skin and attach to anything that’s causing clogging of the pores.
After the mixture is allowed to dry, it is targeted by the revolutionary picosecond pulse from the first and only PicoSure laser. As the laser’s energy instantaneously vaporizes the carbon-mask particles, the engulfed contaminants are also destroyed and removed. Additionally, a Powerful Pressure Wave forms within the pores as the carbon is vaporized, resulting in controlled dermal inflammation, which leads to the formation of new collagen and elastin. The resulting new tissues tighten skin and diminish pore size. Additionally, unwanted epidermal pigment is destroyed via the brilliant flash of the vaporization.
A carbon peel is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face. A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores. The result is tighter, brighter skin that looks, feels and is completely refreshed. There’s virtually no pain so no numbing cream is required. The results are instantaneous and improve over the next 4-8 weeks as the skin undergoes rejuvenation.
If “some is good, more is better” resonates with you, it is true for carbon laser facial treatments. CLF is great for a one-time feel good, pick-me up, or before an evening out, or even something to do monthly for improving and sustaining the quality of your skin. Each treatment builds upon the previous one. Once the regeneration of cell turnover is started, the best way to keep making improvement to the skin is to commit to a series. Three to five treatments over a period of 2 to 3 months with a booster treatment every six months is recommended for the best results.
There is little to no time needed for recovery after the treatment. In some rare instances itching, flaking and rashes might develop; most usually resolves in a few days. Moderate aftercare includes using sun protection (SPF 50 or greater), avoiding hot water, swimming and hot tubs. Makeup can be applied in just a matter of a few hours after the treatment.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our providers. We will review the procedure with you and provide a plan for your consideration. Please call our office to schedule your appointment today! 540-371-9098.
Before & After 24 hours
Austin Medspa – PicoSure Carbon Laser Peel/Facial
PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation
GlowMD Laser MedSpa offers skin resurfacing and rejuvenation using PicoSure in Fredericksburg. PicoSure laser skin resurfacing addresses skin disorders and imperfections caused by aging and sun exposure, such as acne scars, brown spots, pigmented lesions, sun damage, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles. PicoSure technology is used to remove damaged outer layers of skin and stimulate the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers, resulting in smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin.
FDA approved for skin treatment, PicoSure offers the most advanced laser skin treatment for the removal of skin imperfections. PicoSure laser was developed by Cynosure after 13 years of research and development. PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short pulses that penetrates and breaks down damaged skin cell layers until a smoother and healthier skin is achieved. The treatment promotes collagen and elastin production and stimulates a non-traumatic tissue healing response. Laser skin rejuvenation has anti-aging benefits as aging skin layers are peeled away. Skin resurfacing can be applied to face, neck, chest, arms and hands. After each treatment the skin may be red and tender for 1-2 days.
- Safe and highly effective
- Minimal discomfort or pain
- Little or no side effects
- Requires fewer treatments
- Removes skin imperfections
- No injury to surrounding skin
STIMULATE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
The PicoSure laser can also penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis to stimulate a natural rejuvenation process. The skin responds to the laser’s energy by creating new collagen and elastin. By remodeling the deeper layers of tissue, the PicoSure laser tightens skin, improves tone and texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
Rejuvenate your skin with the most advanced cosmetic laser treatment on the market. Learn more about the PicoSure Laser Facial by contacting us at 540-371-7118. As a state-of-the-art skin and laser spa, glowMD Laser MedSpa specializes in skin resurfacing and rejuvenation and is the premier provider of PicoSure laser treatments in Fredericksburg VA. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to see if PicoSure is right for you!