While not a stranger to non-invasive aesthetic procedures, I have never heard of this laser nicknamed "Celebrity Laser" until I paid a visit to Dr Isaac Wong (@dr.isaac.wong) at The Artisan Clinic (@the.artisan.clinic) . Leveraging on current innovations in the market, this "celebrity laser" aka Picosure laser by Cynosure affords confidence by immediate visible results in terms of diminished scars, lighter pigmentation and fairer skin.
Dr Isaac Wong (@dr.isaac.wong) is a Singapore-based aesthetic physician with expertise in filler and threadlift combination therapy for full face rejuvenation and non-surgical facelifting.
Dedicated to aesthetic procedure education in Southeast Asia by regularly conducting training workshops for Dysport, Teosyal, Ellanse, Silhouette Soft, La Racine Threadlift, Radiesse.Trained by Dr Franco Vercesi from Europe, Dr. Noh Yoo Noo from Korea and Dr Peter Huang from TaiwanAwarded Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine and the Masters of Hair Transplantation from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)Received Certificate of Hair Transplantation from Maxwell Hair Clinic of Gangnam, SeoulAttained Certificates of Competence for general aesthetic medicine issued by the Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee of Singapore.
So what is the Picosecond laser?
Picosecond means 1×10-12seconds, thus a pico laser produces pulse widths that are 1000 times shorter than the nanosecond lasers. This translate to more effective laser absorption by pigments leading to lesser sessions needed and lower chance of side effect (inflammation).
Why Picosecond laser?
Picosure laser sets itself apart from lasers such as Q switch lasers by its 755nm Alexandrite laser which works better at removing pigmentation without the collateral damage and side effect. It offers the patients the luxury of being treated by the Focus Lens Array, which is the leader in the field currently.
With this lens, there are minimal downtime and side effect, which is awesome as it does not fetter your freedom of attending meetups or social events.
After application of numbing cream (10-20 mins), I wore protective goggles and Doctor Wong worked on my better skin with the Picosure machine for 20minutes, focusing on the areas where I had more pigmentation. During the process, I felt a warm sensation diffusing beneath my skin and redness ensued. It lasted for around 6 hours and was ameliorated with the use of cooling mask at home.
Day one after Picosure laser, my cheeks were still slightly red. Note the pigmentation I circled on my cheek and compare it with the photo below.
Day 5 after the Picosure laser
A number of factors are adduced to my consideration of Picosure as one of the best lasers for pigmentation removal, one of which is how it lightened my sunspot in ONE session! My skin was also more glowy and radiant. Picosure laser could be done once a month until great skin is achieved, then once every other 3 months to maintain its condition.