Not all lasers can treat stubborn pigmentation effectively – that’s the cold hard truth about lasers. For the exact reasons why, read more about that here.
In this article, I’ll share 5 key factors that differentiate a good Pico Laser treatment from a great Pico Laser treatment for pigmentation and, specifically, Melasma.
1. Pulse duration
The hallmark of Picosecond lasers is the ultra-short pulse duration as compared to nanosecond in Q-switched lasers.
An ultra-short pulse duration is important as shorter pulse duration means less photo-thermal effect (less heat) to surrounding skin.
This allows doctors to deliver stronger laser energy with greater safety.
The “gold standard” pulse duration is widely accepted to be 450 Picoseconds.
Pico Lasers like PicoPlus, Discovery Pico and Picocare have 450 Picosecond pulse durations.
2. Number of Picosecond Wavelengths
More wavelengths mean more types of pigmentation that can be treated.
Pico Plus & Pico Care have 4 Picosecond wavelengths. Discovery pico has 3 wavelengths. PicoSure has 2 wavelengths.
3. Peak Power
High peak power means more laser energy to break down stubborn pigments.
This translates to Better results in Fewer sessions.
Discovery pico and Pico Plus have the highest peak power of 1.8GW.
4. Country of manufacture
Research protocols for the Pico Laser are developed based on the predominant skin type of their population.
For example, Korean lasers have been studied on Korean/oriental skin.
Korean Pico Lasers like Lutronic’s Pico Plus and Wontech’s PicoCare have been developed to treat stubborn pigments in Asian skin.
Other Pico Lasers were originally made predominantly for tattoo removal in Caucasian skin.
This is the most important factor to consider…
Pigmentation treatment is no different from any other Medical treatment.
Finding an excellent Pico Laser is just the start.
For best pigmentation treatment results, choose a doctor who is an expert in treating pigmentation using the most up-to-date technology and techniques.
For more information, check out my Guide to Pico Lasers in Singapore published on DoctorXDentist.
Media Feature on Lasers and Pigmentation: https://www.doctorxdentist.com/ask-dr-justin-boey-lasers-and-pigmentation
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