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Everything you need to know about Pico laser technology

Skin imperfections, acne scarring, discolouration, premature ageing, unwanted tattoos, and other conditions can shake our self-confidence. After all, we all long for clear, bright, youthful skin – whatever our age. If you relate to these sentiments, Picosecond laser technology may be the miracle solution you’ve been looking for.

It’s fast, safe, and non-invasive. Its results are backed by hard, scientific evidence too, and that’s not to mention the countless treatment success stories and see-it-to-believe-it before and afters.


In this page, we’ll lift the veil on Pico laser technology, what it is, how it works, and how it can revolutionise the way you care for your skin.

What is Pico Laser Technology?

Pico laser technology is a non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment that can be used to address the majority of common skin imperfections, including spots caused by sun damage and acne scarring.

Pico technology is regarded as one of the most advanced laser treatments currently available on the market. It delivers noticeable, permanent results in fewer sessions than comparable options and is safe, requires minimal downtime, and can be used across the entire face and body.

How does Pico Laser work?

Pico laser technology allows for the quick, effective, highly selective treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos (in treatable colors). This laser also enhances elastin production in the skin, resulting in a softer, fuller, more youthful complexion.


The Pico laser works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy – without heat – to targeted problem areas. The laser’s impact on the skin is intense, shattering the problem skin pigment or particles. These are then eliminated naturally by the body.

The Pico laser is extremely precise, allowing the practitioner to achieve the optimal photomechanical effect. Although its pulses of energy are highly concentrated, the laser’s effect is gentle to the outer layer of the skin. Pico treatments do not burn the skin – patients typically experience very little or no discomfort during the course of their treatment.

What can Pico Laser be used to treat?

Pico laser can be used to treat a huge variety of skin conditions and imperfections. The most common include discolouration, scarring, and tattoo removal.

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Pico Laser for Skin Discouloration

Although harmless, birthmarks, melasma, sun damage, and other skin discolorations can be a cause of concern among men and women alike.


Discoloration can also be a challenge to remove with conventional treatments. Pico laser may be just the solution.


An innovative technology, a Picosecond laser can minimize inflammatory pigmentation. Practitioners can target specific areas and small skin particles, reducing the risk of thermal damage.


What’s more, Pico lasers can be adjusted to produce a range of wavelengths and fitted with a variety of applicators to target and remove superficial pigmentation.

The best part: Pico laser technology is strong and effective enough to produce noticeable results in just one session. It’s safe, too, making it a popular choice among those with sensitive skin.

Pico Laser for Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be extremely stubborn, often lasting for years and years and resisting other effective treatment protocols.

Pico laser treatments for acne scarring work like this:

  • The laser creates thermal injury on a target area

  • The injured skin triggers the body’s natural healing process

  • Collagen production is stimulated, repairing and remodeling the skin


The Pico laser has proven its ability to tackle scars in a scientific setting. In one study, participants underwent six laser treatments targeting acne scars on the face. All were satisfied with the results. If pain is a concern, it’s also worth noting that the patients were also asked to give an objective pain score for each treatment. The mean was 2.83 out of ten.

Pico Laser for Tattoo Removal

Pico laser treatments can also be used to remove unwanted tattoos from anywhere across the body. The technology’s high specification helps increase the speed at which the device shatters the tattoo pigments, meaning fewer treatments are required to achieve the desired result.


While Pico lasers can be effective, no laser tattoo removal can strip the skin of all coloured ink pigments. Black and grey ink is the easiest to remove, closely followed by dark green. Yellow, purple, and fluorescent hues are the most difficult to remove.

What are the benefits of Pico Laser?

Comparing Pico laser to a different skin treatment? Here are the core benefits that set Pico apart.

  • Pico laser treatments are highly targeted, which means any risk of damage is contained and minimized. For this reason, Pico is extremely safe and can be applied to any area of the face and body.

  • Pico laser treatments demand no downtime. Some may experience redness and swelling, but this should subside within a few hours. Patients can usually go about their day immediately.

  • Pico laser treatments are not painful. You may experience some slight, temporary discomfort, but nothing like surgical or invasive treatments.

  • Pico laser helps patients achieve their desired results in fewer sessions than other laser technologies. Some secure the outcome they wanted after just one session.

  • Pico laser has very few to no side effects. You don’t have to worry about damaging your skin or dealing with unsightly or uncomfortable skin conditions.

Ready to try Pico laser for yourself?

Pico laser truly is a revolutionary technology that can completely transform the look and feel of your skin. If you’re ready to say goodbye to acne scarring, sun damage, an unwanted tattoo, or another condition, reach out today.


Get in contact with our friendly team or request a consultation. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and help you schedule an appointment at a time that suits you. Youthful, glowing, flawless skin awaits.

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