Laser treatments have grown to such proportions these days that now treating acne in Singapore is considered a regular “lunchtime” procedure. There is a new one on the horizon called the 450 Pico Laser Bubble Lift. Here is what you should know about it.
This is an advanced machine that aids in the treatment of several skin conditions, with a focus on enlarged pores and depressed acne scars. But while a traditional laser delivers a solitary wavelength into the treated area, a 450 Pico device is capable of generating more bursts of light each second.
To be exact, it shoots beats every 450 picoseconds! For the record, a picosecond is a unit that is equivalent to one trillionth of a second.
So, when the beam enters the top layers of the skin, it breaks down the skin cells and the surrounding tissues it goes near to. And this is how it helps to remove scars. Generally, it works underneath the skin, creating controlled mini-explosions which give rise to tiny bubbles. Later on, when the healing process begins, collagen forms inside these bubbles, helping to “lift” depressed acne scars and shrink pores.
Other machines like the ND:YAG lasers create similar results, but they can be painful and traumatic to the patient. Not to mention, they take more time to use.
The Picosecond Laser is definitely superior to traditional treatments for acne and tattoo removal (talk about Q-switched lasers here) in that it offers less downtime, shorter pulse duration, and more efficacy. As mentioned above, the device employs more than one wavelengths to do what it has to do. The first one serves to get rid of dermal pigmentations and the second one addresses coloured tattoos and epidermal pigmentations.
Another thing that plays a role in the effectiveness of the machine is the different handpieces available. There may be a special handheld dye part which helps to remove different colours more rapidly.
Since more laser pulses are provided per shot, the following benefits can be observed from this treatment:
This laser therapy, along with Neogen Plasma, is the most recent ones on the market for treating acne and acne scars. Its predecessors are the Nanolaser and older Pico Laser models. There is another machine that operates at picoseconds, the 750 Pico Laser, however, it’s not as fast.
The effects show gradually. Just give your skin some time to heal. You will begin to see and feel your complexion getting clearer a few weeks afterwards. And that will be just the beginning of it. As new collagen forms over the next couple of months, the results will continue to get better and better. There will be a dramatic difference between the way you looked prior to the procedure and how your face appears afterwards.
The beauty of the Pico Laser is it does not create any discomfort after it’s over, which means you will be able to continue with your daily regimen right away. That is, you don’t need to take days off to have the treatment. You don’t have to stay in the hospital either. However, keep in mind that your face might appear pink at first – ask your doctor if you could put some foundation on to cover it up.
It is your doctor who can tell how long the treatment is going to take to yield the results you are after. In most cases, you will need more than one procedure. Then again, more appointments doesn’t always mean better results. That’s why you sit back and relax while the medical expert is doing all the analysing and planning.
For the most part, the number of sessions will depend on how serious your skin condition is. And this can only be determined after a careful and thorough examination of the troubled areas. It will be coupled with an honest conversation about what you want to achieve. Then the doctor will create a precise plan to address the underlying problems.
This type of procedures should be performed by medical experts. When a laser is not used properly, it can lead to heavy burns or – worse – blindness. You surely don’t want a quick rejuvenating procedure to turn into a devastating, life-ruining experience for you. When searching for a place where you can undergo the treatment, skip the beauty centres and stick with certified clinics instead. Your health is your responsibility.