31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is a laser technology employed in dermatological and aesthetic procedures. Its operation involves emitting extremely short picosecond laser pulses to specifically target and break down pigmented cells, rendering it useful for tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation. PicoSure’s short pulses minimize the production of heat, reducing the likelihood of harming the surrounding skin, and it can also stimulate the body’s collagen production, leading to enhanced skin texture. PicoSure is recognized for its rapid and effective performance, often necessitating fewer treatment sessions than older laser technologies.

How is PicoSure intended to be used?

PicoSure is designed to be used by qualified healthcare professionals in clinical or medical spa settings for various dermatological and aesthetic treatments. These treatments include tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, and acne scar reduction. The process typically involves a consultation to determine treatment goals, preparation of the treatment area, the PicoSure laser application, and post-treatment care instructions. The number of sessions required varies based on individual goals and responses. PicoSure treatments should always be administered by experienced healthcare professionals for safety and optimal results.

How does PicoSure work?

The Picosure laser operates through a highly precise mechanism, utilizing ultra-short pulses of energy that are entirely devoid of heat. These focused energy pulses are directed at specific problem areas on the skin, where they exert an intense impact, effectively shattering problematic skin pigments or particles. Subsequently, the body’s natural processes eliminate these fragmented particles.


Precision and Gentleness:

  • The Pico laser’s precision is remarkable, enabling practitioners to achieve the optimal photomechanical effect. Despite the concentrated energy pulses, the laser’s effect on the outer skin layer is gentle. Importantly, Pico treatments do not cause skin burns, ensuring that patients typically experience minimal or no discomfort during their treatment sessions.

Picosecond Technology:

  • PicoSure® functions as a picosecond laser, emitting light pulses in the picosecond range, equivalent to one trillionth of a second. This ultra-short pulse duration is a crucial feature, as it allows energy delivery at such a rapid pace that it does not raise the temperature of the surrounding tissue. Consequently, this minimizes the risk of skin damage.

Absorption Wavelength:

  •  The laser emits highly focused beams of light at a precise wavelength that are absorbed by the pigment or tattoo ink. Once absorbed, the laser’s energy transforms into mechanical stress, breaking down the pigments or ink into tiny particles. These particles become sufficiently minuscule for the body’s immune system to progressively remove them, leading to the gradual fading of the targeted pigments or tattoo ink.

What are the Benefits of PicoSure Laser Treatment?


1 ) Enhanced Skin Texture:

  • PicoSure laser treatment employs a unique approach that involves breaking down underlying skin tissue and stimulating cellular rejuvenation. This transformative process results in a smoother skin texture, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
  • Furthermore, Pico laser treatment actively encourages the production of collagen and elastin, crucial elements in the skin’s structural integrity. This promotes effective skin repair, contributing to overall skin improvement.

2) Pigmentation Reduction:

  • PicoSure laser treatment is remarkably effective in addressing pigmentation concerns by disintegrating excess melanin in the skin. It proves particularly beneficial for reducing the appearance of pigmentation caused by factors such as sun damage, age spots, and melasma.
  • The treatment’s approach to pigmentation involves the precise application of laser energy directly into the skin, causing pigments to fragment into smaller particles. Subsequently, the body’s natural immune response takes charge, gradually eliminating these broken pigments.

3) Scar Minimization:

  • Pico laser treatment emerges as a valuable solution for reducing the visibility of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. The laser pulses penetrate deep into the skin, reaching the layers affected by scarring.
  • Within these scarred skin layers, the laser induces controlled thermal damage, which prompts the shedding of damaged tissue to reveal new, regenerated skin. This transformative process results in smoother and more even-toned skin.
  • Depending on the depth and severity of scarring, multiple Pico laser treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve comprehensive scar reduction.

4) Safety and Non-Invasiveness:

  • PicoSure laser treatment stands out as a safe and non-invasive procedure. In comparison to traditional laser methods, the extent of skin damage caused by Pico laser treatment is minimal, with minimal impact on surrounding skin areas. Consequently, the likelihood of complications such as scarring and burning is significantly reduced.

5) Swift Treatment Duration:

  • PicoSure laser treatment sessions are known for their efficiency, typically lasting only 15 to 30 minutes. This quick and convenient treatment option easily fits into busy schedules, allowing individuals to undergo sessions during lunch breaks or after work.
  • Notably, Pico laser treatment distinguishes itself by administering laser energy in picoseconds, which is one trillionth of a second. This rapid delivery accelerates the treatment process, resulting in quicker and more visible results compared to traditional laser treatments.

What are the typical treatment areas?

Typical treatment areas for PicoSure include the face, neck, areas with sun spots or pigmented lesions, and other parts of the body (for tattoo removal) like the legs, arms, chest, and back.

How is PicoSure different from other skin revitalization devices?

PicoSure is known for its capacity to produce results in fewer sessions and with quicker recovery periods when compared with conventional skin revitalization devices. Additionally, PicoSure ensures natural-looking and long-lasting results!

How many treatments will I need?

The number of PicoSure treatments needed varies depending on factors such as the treatment area, the specific condition, and individual characteristics. PicoSure often requires fewer sessions compared to traditional laser methods. Tattoo removal may involve 4 to 10 or more sessions, while the number of sessions for skin rejuvenation can vary. It’s advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for a customized treatment plan.

How long is the typical treatment?

PicoSure treatment typically takes 30-45 minutes and the results become clear a few weeks following treatment.

Is the recovery time long?

PicoSure has no downtime; you can get the treatment and walk out of our office to get on with your day!

Is PicoSure considered surgery?

No, PicoSure is regarded as a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure. Picosure does not make any incisions or entry points into the skin.

What are the potential side effects?

Following the procedure, expected side effects may include redness and sensitive skin. Most side effects last for only a couple of hours after treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

For PicoSure, you’ll receive appropriate local anesthesia before the procedure to make you more comfortable.

Does PicoSure use laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy?

PicoSure utilizes Q-Switched laser technology, emitting swift and robust beams of laser energy. Each laser pulse from PicoSure delicately disperses pigment within your skin.

Can I receive PicoSure if I have a darker skin tone?

Yes, PicoSure works regardless of skin tone and skin type. The treatment modality is customized to meet the needs of darker skin types.

How do I know whether PicoSure Technology is right for me?

You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if PicoSure technology is right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, call the following number: 609-587-9944

Important Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, we recommend doing the following things (unless your physician says otherwise):

  • Make sure to hydrate, and moisturize your skin well daily before the treatment (at least a week in advance).
  • Keep treatment areas clean and free them of any substances such as lotion, makeup, sunscreen or any other cosmetic products.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight a week before the treatment.
  • Follow the precise pre-treatment guidelines given by your healthcare provider to achieve the best outcomes and reduce the risk of potential complications.

(this section should only serve as additional information; it is NOT a substitute for your physician’s instructions).