CUTERA Enlighten Pico Laser
CUTERA Enlighten Pico Laser
At sun and skin medical centre we have the choice of two powerful non-ablative treatments, Pico Genesis and Pico Genesis FX, Cutera enlighten can target various common skin concerns and is suitable for patients of all skin types and tones.
Cutera enlighten, and its innovative picosecond laser technology, Pico Genesis and Pico Genesis FX treatments can target specific areas by adjusting wavelengths and applicators, customising the treatment to a patient’s particular concerns. This reduces the risk of thermal damage in the epidermal skin layer and makes Cutera enlighten a safe, effective treatment.
Skin conditions commonly treated
PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots – gently, predictably and quickly. PICO Genesis treatments will make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and more even in a series of one to three treatments.
Everyone’s skin contains a substance called melanin. It’s what gives our skin its colour. When melanin occurs in high concentrations, it can result in brown spots and uneven skin tone. PICO Genesis uses laser light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance + clearance + radiance to your skin.
A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. A skin analysis is recommended so we can create a treatment plan during your consultation and be sure there is no contraindications.
PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands, chest and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation.
Prior to treatment, your therapist will cleans the area. As the laser energy is applied, you’ll feel a sensation that patients often compare to a electric rain sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do, your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection. Home care products will be recommended for best results.
Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Some patients can some up with a histamine like rash but will resolve with time. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker(microcrusting) and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.