Hyperpigmentation is excess pigment in the skin, causing dark patches or spots. It can result from sun exposure, inflammation, or hormonal changes.
How does it work?
Pico laser treats hyperpigmentation by emitting rapid bursts of laser energy to target pigmented areas. The ultra-short pulses create a photoacoustic effect, a process where light energy is used to generate sound waves. breaking down pigmented cells into smaller particles. The body's immune system then eliminates these particles, reducing hyperpigmentation.
Pico Clear - severe pigmentation
Pico Bright - fewer pigmentation
Pico Light - radiance, fine lines, pores
How does it feel?
A mild stinging sensation may occur during treatment, but it is generally tolerable. Temporary redness, swelling, and sensitivity in the treated area are common but typically resolve within hours to days.
With higher settings for surface pigmentation removal, expect a downtime of 7-10 days. During this time, the treated area may appear red, form scabs, and eventually shed off.
How many sessions are required?
The number of pico laser sessions for hyperpigmentation varies based on factors like severity and individual response. Typically, 3 to 6 sessions or more, spaced weeks apart, are recommended.