PICO Genesis is a non-ablative treatment for hyperpigmentation, uneven pigmentation, and the skin condition Melasma. The treatment uses photo-mechanical laser light to break up pigmented cells. The surrounding tissues remain undamaged, and the body’s healing process removes the disrupted pigment naturally. With age and sun exposure, our skin naturally develops the visible signs of sun damage. Skin related symptoms of aging combined with sun exposure cause age spots. Brown spots, hyperpigmentation and Melasma. PICO Genesis is an advanced treatment for skin discoloration which uses modulated laser light to disrupt unwanted pigment spots.
Candidacy for PICO Genesis
The treatment is safe for anyone and is recommended for persons who want a more even complexion. Persons with chronic or severe skin conditions should seek medical consultation.
Benefits and What to Expect
The benefits of PICO Genesis over similar treatments are skin rejuvenation and improved complexion with limited irritation of the skin. The result is clearer skin with a remarkably short recovery time. Patients find that within a short period, generally within a week, there is a noticeable improvement in skin discoloration. Pain management is rarely necessary, and because the treatment does not break the surface of the skin, there is little to no risk of infection.
The treatment is well tolerated and usually causes little to no pain response. In rare cases where minor discomfort does occur, over the counter pain medications are more than sufficient to alleviate recovery symptoms.
Downtime After the Procedure
In some cases, light swelling of the treated area may occur. Some flaking of the skin may develop in aggressively treated areas. These symptoms should resolve themselves in a few days at most. For most patients, recovery takes one to two days at most, and the discomforting effects are mild. The elderly and those with skin conditions may take one to two weeks for noticeable effects to dissipate.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Three Most Commonly Asked QuestionsBefore starting the procedure, people like to know what the options are, and how they work. Here, we explore three frequently asked questions.
PICO Genesis has a number of advantages that other treatments for skin discoloration simply cannot deliver. Other common methods include bleaching the skin, surgery, and other laser-based treatments which rely on heat to remove pigment. These methods and treatments cause injury which comes with a risk of infection, pain, and prolonged recovery time. Often, painkillers will be needed and the patient may have to wear bandages and\or take antibiotics.