NYC based Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green offers a range of laser skin treatments. Whether due to aging, wrinkling, long term exposure to outdoor light, tattoo removal or for sun damage, skin can often start to discolor for a number of reasons, including age spots and general hyperpigmentation issues. One common option for patients is a laser skin treatment called Picosure.
Picosure laser treatments were initially designed to help with tattoo removal but are now commonly used to treat a range of different issues including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, freckles and general skin revitalization. Picosure by Cynosure, is FDA approved and uses ultra-short pulse energy bursts for skin rejuvenation. It is suitable for all skin types and is primarily used for tattoo removal. Picosure can handle tattoos of all different color inks. It can also be used for some types of acne scars.
Other laser skin treatment options
Other popular aesthetic laser options to treat a similar range of skin conditions include both Thermage and the BBL Broadband Laser for skin tightening. For those individuals looking to treat unwanted pigment issues, non-surgical options include the Fraxel® laser for scars, pigmentation and laser resurfacing or the AlexTrivantage laser to help remove all colored tattoos, sun spots and pigmented lesions. Other options for improving the tone and texture of the skin include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and the V-beam laser for redness and rosacea.
Alex Trivantage laser for tattoo removal, 8 treatments
*Disclaimer: Results may vary with each patient.
Last but not least, for those with issues involving acne scars there are a range of procedures available that also include laser treatments. Options include the Fraxel Laser, Clear + Brilliant and the V-beam laser.
Downtime after the treatment varies as do the side effects. However, for the most part these are both fairly minimal. Depending on what is being treated, optimal results may require more than one treatment session. To find out whether any of these treatment types are suitable for your own particular situation the best option is to discuss your concerns with Dr. Green and formulate a treatment plan and schedule.