Advertorial: Treating Pigmentation

14 Jul 2022

Discover the new PicoSure Pro device for tackling pigmentation.

With more than one million treatments performed and an 100% patient satisfaction rate1, PicoSure has become a popular and trusted treatment worldwide. Now, Cynosure brings the industry an updated system which offers practitioners greater versatility and the chance to treat more patients per day. 

What is the PicoSure Pro?

PicoSure is the first and only aesthetic picosecond laser for the safe and effective removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions, as well as acne scars, wrinkles and skin revitalisation treatments. Clinical data shows better clearance in fewer treatments. The PicoSure Pro device delivers 755 nm energy in picoseconds - a delivery so quick that it spares the skin from high thermal damage while optimally targeting unwanted pigment, wrinkles, acne scars and pores with less downtime than traditional lasers.

Its key features are:

  • 1 zoom handpiece (2-6mm) and 4 fixed handpieces (5, 6, 8, 10mm) with adjustable fluence for customisable treatments
  • Platinum focus lens for unique skin revitalisation with no downtime
  • Flat lens for treating unwanted pigment in all skin types
  • Optional 532 nm and 1064 nm add-on for tattoo removal capabilities

Additional enhancements include a sleek, modern design, intuitive graphic user interface and new 5mm handpiece for treating discrete lesions, lighter skin types and smaller areas.

Tackling pigmentation

The PicoSure Pro features a flat lens, which effectively shatters unwanted pigment into tiny sand-like particles which are naturally absorbed and removed by the body and clears epidermal and dermal pigment without harming the surrounding skin. It can remove unwanted pigment safely and effectively in all skin types, and is the only picosecond device FDA-cleared to treat melasma pigment, nevus of Ota and Hori’s nevus. Most unwanted pigment will significantly lighten or clear in two to three sessions.

A lack of downtime 

There is no downtime following the use of this device. Patients may experience erythema that typically resolves within a few hours, but in some cases, may linger up to 24 hours. Since each patient is unique, it is highly recommended to follow the outlined clinical guidelines to help optimise safety and efficacy before treatment.

Expert opinion

Dr Assif Hussein, dermatologist and owner of Dr H Consult clinic in London comments, “I’m proud to be one of the first practitioners in the UK to use the PicoSure Pro device. The upgraded technology makes it even easier for me to effectively treat a variety of skin health and pigmentation concerns – with the added prestige of the FDA-cleared melasma indication, which affects a significant number of my patients. With PicoSure Pro, I can achieve comparable treatment results to more aggressive lasers with less pain and no downtime, making it a true one-and-done device for a myriad of patient needs.”

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