PICO Genesis and PICO Genesis FX Laser Skin Therapy
What is PICO Genesis?
PICO Genesis is a laser treatment that is especially beneficial for pigmentation and skin revitalization.
The treatment delivers ultra-short pulses that causes skin remodeling without using any heat at the level of the upper dermis. The resulting skin change is a more uniform and an overall brighter skin appearance.
This mechanism of action is so effective that less treatments sessions are needed to achieve the desired effect than standard pigmentation treatment methods.
How does PICO Genesis differ from other laser skin treatments?
PICO Genesis can treat many hyperpigmentation skin conditions areas such as brown spots, sun damage, melanoma, freckles or scars that leave behind excess pigment.
It accomplishes this by disruption of pigment without heat, instead using ultra short blasts to disrupt the pigment.
PICO Genesis is considered a gentler treatment than lasers that rely on intense heat energy to remove pigment from the skin, which can be painful and lead to significant skin redness and downtime.
Why should you choose a Pico Genesis laser treatment?
- Fast and safe option for treating hyperpigmented skin conditions without heat energy.
- Safe on Asian skin where most other hyperpigmentation treatments can be ineffective or can actually make the area worse.
- Effective at treating melasma. This challenging pigmentation condition often gets worse when exposed to heat energy.
- Improves tone of skin and a brighter, glowing complexion.
What is Fractionated PICO Genesis aka PICO Genesis FX?
PICO Genesis FX is a safe and effective laser skin revitalization treatment designed to address skin imperfections.
It utilizes ultra-short pulses of fractionated energy to induce collagen stimulation resulting in remodeling and renewing of the skin.
It is a non-ablative laser treatment that selectively treats the skin without damaging the epidermis. Since the treatment is restricted to microscopic zones, there is a quicker recovery period relative to more aggressive ablative lasers.
What skin conditions does PICO Genesis FX treat?
The collagen stimulation and skin remodeling and renewing is ideal for treating:
- Textural concerns
- Acne Scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pore Size
- Hyperpigmentation conditions
Is PICO Genesis FX safe?
The ultra-short fractionated pulses create small, gentle micro-wounds in the upper layers of the skin leaving the majority of the skin unharmed.
There is minimal to no downtime. Mild redness and possible swelling may be noted immediately following the treatment but usually resolves in a few hours.The treatment is suitable for all skin types. resulting in faster healing time.
PICO Genesis FX has a higher safety margin and less downtime than traditional fractional resurfacing treatments.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of recommended treatments depend on the severity of the skin irregularities. While results may be seen after a single session, those with more extensive skin irregularities may do best with a series of multiple treatments.
What does PICO Genesis FX feel like?
Pico Genesis FX is delivered in an airbrush manner over the skin. The laser pulses are often described as an “electric rain sensation” or similar to the sparks felt on while holding a 4th of July Sparkler. Most do not find the treatment uncomfortable and numbing cream is not necessary but available if desired.
What are the possible side effects?
Mild redness and swelling are common immediately following the treatment but typically resolve in several hours.
Like many laser treatments, a transient histamine release may occur manisfesting as small, often itchy bumps. These bumps resolve quickly especially if an over-the-counter anti-histamine is used when occurs or if taken 24 hours prior to the treatment.