A Powerful Treatment for Pigmented Lesions and Tattoo Removal
Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein now offers the newest laser by Lutronic that is FDA approved for the treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoo removal: PicoPlus. PicoPlus is a non-ablative pigment laser that offers both picosecond and nanoseconds pulse durations. With picosecond pulses, the treatment results can be faster and more effective with less downtime.
Laser Treatment Pulse Duration
A picosecond pulse is approximately 100 times shorter than a nanosecond pulse and delivers less thermal heat. Because there is less heat in each pulse the risk of damaging the surrounding skin is significantly less than if the laser is using nanosecond pulses. With the shorter picosecond pulse, the laser can use higher power settings to shatter tattoo pigment under the skin into smaller fragments that are more easily removed by the body’s immune system.
- Nevus of Ota
- Acne scars
- Facial flushing
- Inflammatory acne
- Large pores
- Tattoo Removal
The Versatility of PicoPlus
In order to treat such a wide range of conditions, PicoPlus will provide multiple options for our dermatologists to use during treatment. The Pico Toning handpiece is used for rejuvenation of the skin in regards to melasma. Pending FDA approval, Focused Toning uses focused energy to deliver microbeams in a fractional pattern for the treatment of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. RuVY Touch is used in gentle pigment reduction to decrease the risk of PIH. The MDLSV research division is helping to obtain FDA clearance for some new and innovative picosecond laser indications.
MDLSV prides itself in offering patients the latest innovations available to dermatologists; PicoPlus is among the newest innovations in laser treatment. If you have an unwanted tattoo or are affected by pigmented lesions, please contact our office for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for PicoPlus treatments.
“I have been going to these doctors for years, primarily Dr. Margaret Weiss. Wonderful! Yesterday I had my very first laser procedure (PicoSure) for my sun damage hyperpigmentation. The staff was wonderful as usual. I am very happy with these results! Until next time…”