If you have unsightly skin conditions, you’ve probably considered laser skin rejuvenation at some point. One concern Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald often hears from people interested in laser skin treatments is the matter of downtime. If you’re a busy professional, it may not be easy to take multiple days off work to recover from a laser skin procedure.
That’s where PICO Genesis comes in. This popular, high-tech laser revitalizes your skin in fewer treatments than traditional laser procedures, and unlike purely heated based laser procedures it involves no recovery. You can walk out of the clinic and resume your normal routine. PICO Genesis is the ideal laser skin treatment for people who don’t have time for downtime.
Does Pico Genesis Require Me to “Hide Out”?
Traditional, high-intensity laser treatments remove pigment from the skin using heat. This can lead to side effects such as redness and swelling that last for days. The buildup of intense heat on your skin can also cause hyper-and hypo-pigmentation, which is when spots of skin become too dark or too light, respectively. When these lasers are turned down to avoid problems, you could expect up to 10 or 15 treatments to get you the results you want.
PICO Genesis is different. It’s a non-thermal laser that doesn’t heat up your skin or develop heat-related the side effects. Instead, it releases energy wavelengths in bursts that are only one-trillionth of a second long. Rather than heat, the shockwaves from those energy bursts destroy the pigment of the areas you’re trying to fix. They also stimulate collagen production to help reduce wrinkles.
PICO Genesis is Faster and Requires Fewer Treatments Than Traditional Lasers
Depending on how many spots or how big an area you’re treating, thermal laser treatments can last up to two hours. When you add that on top of the necessary downtime while your skin heals, it can be too much time for busy people to devote to a procedure. As mentioned above, it can also take up to 15 such treatments to achieve your desired results.
PICO Genesis procedures take only 20 minutes. For a busy professional, PICO Genesis can be the ideal “lunchtime laser” that lets you get in and out and back to your day with minimal interruption. You may also see results in as few as two treatments.
In addition to the short recovery time, PICO Genesis can treat a variety of issues:
- Acne scar discoloration
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Facial wrinkles and lines
- Pigmented lesions
Schedule Your PICO Genesis Consultation Today
Dr. Fitzgerald is dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, lustrous, youthful skin. She serves Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Larchmont, and surrounding areas of California. Call (323) 464-8046 today to set up a consultation.