Clear your skin of age spots and unwanted moles and birthmarks with state-of-the-art technology at Altoona Laser. Innovative breakthroughs in laser technology allow us to deliver safe solutions for mole, age spot and birthmark removal. We use our Picosure laser to safely and effectively fade away birthmarks, moles, and age spots until there’s little or no trace of them detectable by the naked eye.
Q & A
What is PicoSure?
PicoSure is an innovative laser treatment that targets skin blemishes and tattoos to improve skin appearance and health.
The PicoSure laser targets the affected area with energy to disrupt the particles of pigment or blemish, and uses its special PressureWave™ technology to energize collagen and elastin production for younger-looking skin. Think of it like a two-for-one treatment: removal of unwanted blemishes and a boosted anti-aging kick for healthy skin.
What types of conditions does PicoSure treat?
PicoSure has been shown to erase stubborn tattoos and skin blemishes that other treatments can’t fully remove. PicoSure targets all tattoo colors, including black, blue, and green. PicoSure is also a great option for the following treatments.
- Benign pigmented lesion removal
- Wrinkle reduction
- Acne scar reduction
- Skin revitalization
Like the treatment for tattoo removal, PicoSure targets skin blemishes with powerful lasers that both address the concern and revitalize the skin. Since PicoSure doesn’t use heat, your skin won’t experience any damage due to burning.
What can I expect from my first treatment?
You don’t need to do any special preparation for your first PicoSure laser treatment. Depending on your skin blemish or tattoo, your PicoSure provider develops an individualized plan for the most effective treatment. Once you’ve discussed your skin goals, you’ll undergo the first treatment, which typically only takes 10-15 minutes. Then, you’ll most likely come back for 2-5 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart for maximum results.
Is PicoSure painful?
PicoSure is a low-pain procedure that doesn’t include any needles. During the procedure, you may feel some pressure or slight discomfort. If you have especially sensitive skin, you can always ask for numbing medication.
What is the recovery time for PicoSure?
After your treatments, you’ll experience some redness or swelling that fades after a few hours. So, after your appointment, you can go on with your day and show off your revitalized skin. Scarring is very uncommon with PicoSure treatment.
Tattoo removal, as well as hyperpigmentation and scar removal, has long-lasting results. However, if you want to undergo skin revitalization or target another problem spot, you can always book a touch-up appointment.
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