Chances are if you’ve been trawling through the variety of beauty solutions made available to consumers today, you would have come across laser facial treatments and their supposed benefits when dealing with pigmentation issues. But unlike most conventional treatments, the prospect of a laser facial can be daunting. Where do you start, and what is the best laser facial treatment for you?
WHAT ARE LASER FACIALS?
Simply put, a laser facial treatment is a treatment that utilizes lasers to tackle pigmentation concerns such as melasma and birthmarks. They are typically broken down into 3 types:
1. Carbon dioxide laser:
Perhaps the oldest known laser therapy still in use, carbon dioxide lasers are often used in skin resurfacing therapy. This is when the laser is used to penetrate the top skin layers to stimulate collagen production, replacing dead skin cells with new ones. Fractional carbon dioxide lasers are most commonly used for their speed.
2. Q-switched Nd: YAG Spectra laser:
Arguably the gold standard for years, Q-switched Nd: YAG Spectra laser therapy uses a white metal in the production of infrared light to exfoliate your skin. Oftentimes, this form of laser therapy is used to remove deep pigmentation in the skin, especially tattoos. However, the downtime (healing process) can last up to two weeks.
3. Pulsed dye laser:
A more recent form of laser treatment, pulsed dye lasers are part of a non-ablative (non-wounding) procedure that creates a yellow light wavelength to target and shrink blood vessels. This treatment is most commonly used to address issues such as birth marks, spider veins, rosacea, and broken capillaries.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
At Beaute Library, our PicoSpot laser facial utilizes a new-generation of lasers that deliver energy pulses onto the skin’s surface in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second), instead of nanoseconds seen in other laser treatments. This means our PicoSpot laser can deliver more pulses into the skin, resulting in more effective removal of pigment.
Additionally, our lasers deliver strong bursts of energy instead of heat, preventing unwanted tissue damage to the skin. In doing so, the pulses of energy vibrates and break up pigment while stimulating the body’s natural healing process to encourage collagen growth.
This is in addition to other benefits such as the reduction of sun damage and pigmentation, as well as the diminishing of acne and age spots.
As PicoSpot utilizes pulses of photo-acoustic energy instead of heat, this results in considerably shorter downtime as compared to traditional laser facials. Which means clients can see noticeable results safely without having to endure common side-effects found in conventional lasers, such as mild bruising or swelling.
PicoSpot can also help tighten and smoothen your skin over time by stimulating improved collagen production in the skin layer.
Our treatment is especially effective on most common pigmentation issues, including:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
DURATION OF EVERY SESSION
Quicker than conventional lasers, the biggest boon that PicoSpot users will immediately notice is how soon they can return to their daily routines after treatment. In general, each session takes up no more than 90 minutes to complete.
This includes the application of a pre-laser numbing cream that takes 10 to 20 minutes, the laser treatment itself which takes 20 to 30 minutes, and a post-laser treatment to help bolster the skin’s rejuvenation process which takes another 20 minutes. After that, you are free to return to your daily activities with no downtime.
Patients are able to see immediate results after their first treatment, but your treatment schedule is still dependent on the condition of your skin. Regardless of which, the number of PicoSpot sessions you need are still lower than other conventional laser treatments.
IS PICOSPOT SUITABLE FOR ME?
If you are experiencing common skin pigmentation concerns such as blemishes or melasma, then the answer is yes! PicoSpot is suitable for all skin types and has a lower risk of leaving post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or temporary hypopigmentation in the skin.
Additionally, this treatment requires zero downtime, which means you can get back to your regular schedule right after every session with no discomfort. However, we do not recommend those with open wounds or injuries to undergo a laser facial, as it may interrupt the healing of your skin.
Our PicoSpot technology has been certified to meet with American FDA (Food and Drug Administration) standards, and is directly imported from South Korea. This not only ensures maximum effectiveness, but also total comfort and peace of mind in every session.