You have gorgeous skin. At STC Plastic Surgery, we know that beauty lies within each of us, and we seek to help our patients feel confident in their appearance. If your best skin is hiding underneath layers of wrinkles and age spots, we can help you uncover it with our PicoSure® laser. This treatment is safe for most skin types and colors. You have beautiful skin, and we have the tools to bring that skin to the surface.
Call us at 800-303-9541 to learn more about treatment with PicoSure® in the Inland Empire.
Is PicoSure® Right for You?
We love PicoSure® for its versatility. Laser treatments are effective but are often limited to a few skin conditions. Others can only be safely used on lighter skin tones. These single-use treatments simply don’t work for our diverse practice. PicoSure® offers something to almost everyone.
- Safe for skin types I-VI (lightest to darkest skin tones)
- No scarring!
- Treats many skin conditions including rough skin, uneven skin tone, age spots, freckles, pigmented scars, sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, and more
- Little downtime
- Low risk
PicoSure® is a good fit for many of our patients, but to be sure, come in for a consultation. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Machida, loves educating patients about this transformative treatment. Don’t worry, if PicoSure® isn’t your best fit, he’ll help you find the right skin solution including surgical and non-surgical options. Call us at 800-303-9541 to schedule your consultation at our Inland Empire plastic surgery practice.
How Does PicoSure® Work?
The PicoSure® treatment’s roots began in tattoo removal, but it was quickly discovered that this treatment offered many other aesthetic possibilities, especially for patients with pigmentation issues. The device we use in our practice features a specially designed handpiece, allowing us to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. The PicoSure® laser is considered one of the most advanced aesthetic laser systems available.
The PicoSure® device converts laser energy into photomechanical energy. It quickly delivers this energy into the skin, creating shockwaves that break apart pigment. It also creates controlled damage in the skin, unleashing the healing power of your body and boosting collagen and elastin production. The precise delivery of photomechanical energy spurs on a healing response in the body, and better skin follows shortly thereafter.
What to Expect from a PicoSure® Treatment in Inland Empire, CA
Our PicoSure® treatments take only fifteen minutes to perform. Each treatment typically requires three sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. Dr. Machida will explain the treatment process during your consultation and will help you prepare for your first treatment. Some patients will need to use a skin bleaching cream in between sessions.
No anesthesia is, needed and most patients report little pain or discomfort. You’ll feel a snapping sensation as the laser is fired, similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin. After treatment, resume your daily activities immediately if you like. There is no need for downtime, and there are no activity restrictions. Unlike many laser treatments, peeling isn’t expected after PicoSure®. Patients typically report redness in the treatment area for a few hours, and if you’re treating pigmented lesions, a darkening of the pigmentation for three to four weeks.
Aging changes the skin, but PicoSure® changes things back. We want you to recognize and love the face you see in the mirror. Bring your best skin out of hiding and discover smoother skin and a better skin tone with PicoSure®. Call us to learn more about one of the best laser treatments available.