Southern California’s hot, dry climate is a perfect environment for premature aging and other complexion problems. Brown spots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles are common in the Inland Empire. And people everywhere have to deal with acne scars. It would be great to eliminate all of these concerns. Unfortunately, for years the only way to effectively treat these complexion issues was CO2 laser. It produced a great, fresher new look, but at the cost of significant discomfort and downtime. That deterred a number of people from treating a problem complexion. However, PicoSure® can now improve all of these skin issues without significant discomfort or any downtime. Could it work for you?
Why PicoSure® may be better for you than CO2 Laser
Most of the time complexion issues like acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and brown spots are “skin deep.” They exist in the outer layers of your skin. The CO2 Laser approach is to vaporize the outer layers of your skin with short bursts of intense heat. This exposes clearer or completely clear lower layers of skin, often eliminating the problem. And the intense heat activates your skin’s healing response. That includes stepping up production of collagen and elastin, proteins that make your skin firmer, more elastic and healthier.
PicoSure® uses a different approach to a better complexion. It sends incredibly short laser energy pulses into your skin. They last just trillions of a second. Instead of intense heat, this produces a shockwave. That shockwave affects skin particles that cause age spots, brown spots and acne scars. Your immune system then removes the problem particles. Your skin cells then release chemical signals that increase elastin and collagen production. This noticeably improves fine lines and wrinkles. It can even get rid of unwanted tattoos. All it takes is three or four 15-minute PicoSure® treatments.
Great results in treating age spots, brown spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles without downtime
Some held back from improving their complexion with traditional CO2 laser resurfacing out of fear of pain and extended downtime. Fractional lasers were a big improvement, getting great results with less downtime and pain. PicoSure® is a much more comfortable treatment, and there’s no downtime at all.
Some compare the feeling of PicoSure®’s shockwave to snapping an elastic band against their skin. Afterwards, your treatment areas will be slightly sore and pink, as if you stayed a little too long at the beach. But you can put on makeup right away and resume your routine, even going right back to work.
You’ll have to wear sunscreen for several days, but that’s a must in Inland Empire anyway. Hyperpigmentation and scarring – genuine concerns with traditional CO2 laser – are very rare. If they appear at all, they’re barely detectable with PicoSure®.
Can PicoSure® successfully treat the complexion problems common in the Inland Empire?
I’ve worked with PicoSure® to improve complexion issues in the Inland Empire for several years. I can testify that it really works here in what has been called “America’s most wrinkle-prone area.” Could it work for you? Only a specialist who’s trained and experienced with PicoSure®, like a facial plastic or plastic surgeon or a cosmetic dermatologist, can advise you with certainty.
We treat acne scars, brown spots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles with PicoSure® at STC Plastic Surgery in Ontario. If you’re in the Inland Empire or metro Los Angeles, why not call for a free consultation.