New Image Medical Spa
Surinder Sandhu, MD
Medical Spa located in Fremont, CA
The first and leading choice for comfortable and convenient Skin Revitalization for All Skin tones and Convenient Tattoo Removal, including treatments for Wrinkles, Acne Scars, and pigments like Freckles, SunSpots and Discoloration.
It is the first of a new generation of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely solely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted tattoo ink or melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots on your skin. Instead, PicoSure uses cutting-edge physics and medical science to treat patients in a new way. PicoSure delivers energy rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that tiny particles that makeup pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter without burning surrounding tissue. Less heat means less tissue damage and discomfort.
PicoSure’s technology harnesses the body’s natural healing process to restore youthful skin in ways never before possible, using the proprietary Focus Lens Technology.
Your body already has what it takes to help you look and feel younger. PicoSure puts it to work for you.
Recent discoveries have begun to reveal the secret language of the body, and how cells talk to each other to keep us healthy. Known as cell signaling, this biological communication occurs when cells are injured and release proteins, which are then detected by surrounding cells to trigger a healing response.
PicoSure’s PressureWave technology uses a unique wavelength of light (755nm) and a specialized lens to convert laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure squeezes cells, activating the natural cell signaling processes that create new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin.
Lasers do not remove tattoos; your body does. PicoSure helps you with this natural process. During treatments with PicoSure, the Pressure Wave technology is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of specialized energy to target ink particles. These pulses are so rapid that they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink into dust-like particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, part of your body’s immune system, and eliminate them naturally.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS PICOSURE?
PicoSure represents the cutting-edge laser technology known as short pulse lasers. These lasers are designed to flash incredibly quickly, in PicoSure’s case, in trillionths of a second. The rapid flashing minimizes the heat and creates a photomechanical effect that’s highly effective in removing the unwanted pigment.
HOW DO I KNOW IF PICOSURE IS THE RIGHT TATTOO REMOVAL LASER FOR ME?
PicoSure is able to treat all colors of tattoo ink on patients of all skin types, so it’s very likely that PicoSure will work for you, and it has been shown to remove tattoos in fewer treatments.
HOW DO I KNOW IF PICOSURE IS THE RIGHT REVITALIZATION TREATMENT FOR ME?
PicoSure is the most versatile short-pulse laser allowing for to treat of a wide variety of pigment conditions as well as acne scars and wrinkles. While other aesthetic products and lasers can treat similar conditions, PicoSure is the only way to achieve great results without pain, redness, and downtime.
HOW DO I KNOW IF PICOSURE IS THE RIGHT SKIN REVITALIZATION TREATMENT FOR ME?
PicoSure is the most versatile laser, allowing it to treat a wide variety of pigment conditions as well as acne scars and
IS PICOSURE SAFE?
PicoSure’s ultra-fast pulses and specialized wavelengths work together to minimize the amount of heat that is transferred. Less heat means less damage to surrounding skin and less risk of injury.
WHAT DOES PICOSURE FEEL LIKE?
Most people experience very little discomfort and describe skin revitalization treatment as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band. Because tattoo removal treatments use more energy, patients may experience more discomfort, but your treatment provider should be able to offer numbing cream or other aids to minimize discomfort.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Procedure time depends on the area to be treated, and 10 minutes is common for average-sized tattoo and skin revitalization treatments.
DO I HAVE TO AVOID THE SUN BEFORE AND AFTER THE TREATMENTS?
The sun exposure to the skin is harmful radiation. To protect itself, the body produces extra melanin, causing the skin to tan. Since PicoSure targets melanin to remove the excess pigment, a heavy tan may interfere with the treatment. After laser treatments for removal of tattoos and unwanted pigment, the skin is more vulnerable to sunlight, so minimizing sun exposure and use of sunscreen of SPF30+ is recommended.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the condition being treated and how each individual responds. For tattoo removal, the size, location, and density of ink play an important role in how quickly clearance can be achieved, but 4-10 treatments are common for most modern tattoos. The number of treatments for skin revitalization is largely dependent on the clinical condition being addressed, but 2-to 5 treatments are common.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Tattoo removal and acne scars results are permanent. Skin revitalization treatment results are long-lasting, but some pigment conditions can be recurrent. Some patients find that a PicoSure Focus treatment every six months can help prevent the accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles.
WILL THERE BE SCARRING?
PicoSure is designed with safety in mind and incidents of scarring are very rare. Tattoo removal treatments require more energy than skin revitalization, and some patients may experience hypopigmentation (a lightening of the skin color of the treated area), but this is usually temporary and normal skin is restored once healing is complete.
WHAT IS REVOVERY TIME?
Recovery times are dependent on the conditions being treated and the patient’s ability to heal. Typical treatment intervals are 2-6 weeks apart for pigmented lesions and 6-8 weeks apart for tattoo removal. Treatments for acne scars and wrinkles using the Focus lens array can be performed every 3-4 weeks.
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