Effective for removing stubborn pigmentation and acne scars for skin rejuvenation and brightening.
Illumia Medical's Discovery PICO Laser is a picosecond laser that utilizes Selective Photoacoustolysis technology - using the speed of sound to shatter skin pigmentation particles into dust.
For treatment of pigmented lesions, the treatment may be stronger powered and slightly painful. This can be mitigated with application of topical numbing cream 30 minutes before the treatment.
The pain experienced is similar to a snap of a rubber band. We apply cooling treatments post-laser to soothe and calm the skin.
Yes it is generally safe.
The treatment is completed in 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area and the condition.
Number of sessions is dependent on a few factors such as the patient’s skin colour, density of pigmentation, etc. In general, a course of 5 to 10 sessions at 4 week intervals is recommended.
There is no downtime. You can return to work or resume your daily activities. There may be mild redness which is normal and will fade away in a few hours.
Apply Illumia’s aftercare cream which will be provided to you. Sunblock will be necessary post-treatment as advised. Makeup should be avoided for the next 3 days.