Non-Surgical Procedures

Laser Skin Resurfacing

With advanced light technology, patients now have the opportunity to correct fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, laxity, and acne scars. Dr. Sasaki’s certified registered nurses use the PicoSure laser by Cynosure—featuring cutting edge short-pulse laser technology—to address these issues and more. PicoSure is not the typical laser treatment. This unique laser can improve your skin and reduce signs of aging without the risks and downtime that other laser treatments require. This break-through device can be used for almost all skin types, focusing on more darkly-complected skin with less laser-induced changes of depigment hyperpigmentation. Additionally, PicoSure can also remove unwanted tattoos.

How Does it Work?

Some lasers deliver heat to vaporize the skin’s outer layers, which reveals healthy new skin, but after a significant recovery period. PicoSure activates the body’s natural healing processes while minimizing injury and discomfort. PicoSure’s ultra-fast pulses and specialized wavelengths work together to trigger the body to create new collagen and elastin while minimizing the amount of heat transfer. Less heat means less damage to the surrounding skin.


What Does It Treat?

Undergoing laser skin resurfacing can greatly enhance the youthfulness and beauty of your skin. Not only can the PicoSure treatment correct skin discoloration and wrinkles, it can also improve skin that has become rough or coarse from sun exposure. Treatment with this leading-edge technology stimulates the production of new collagen in the lower dermis for an overall improvement in texture and tone.

We use this platform to treat:

  • Age spots and freckles
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Laxity
  • Unwanted tattoos

During your consultation, we will discuss all of your skin rejuvenation options, including Fraxel skin resurfacing and IPL Photofacial skin rejuvenation, and microneedling radiofrequency with booster effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Your Experience

Since the treatment is usually not painful, there is no need to apply a numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Patients may request numbing cream for comfort should they need it. The PicoSure handpiece is guided over the treatment area, delivering extremely quick flashes of laser energy beneath the skin. Often patients describe the treatment as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band. The procedure time depends on the size of the area being treated. After the laser treatment is completed, most patients experience some redness and slight swelling that typically goes away within a few hours.

Results and Recovery

After laser skin resurfacing, certain side effects are typically mild and short-lived. These common side effects include redness, slight swelling, and moderate irritation. This irritation feels similar to a mild sunburn. A full recovery takes about 2 weeks, and skin improvements emerge over several weeks to months.

The effects can last for many years, but normal aging can cause wrinkles and sun damage to reoccur. Patients benefit the most with at least 3-5 treatments.

Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.

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Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
800 South Fairmount Avenue Suite 319
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 796-3373 - Office
(626) 796-1678 - Fax

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