Pico Laser

Pico laser technology represents a groundbreaking advancement in cosmetic procedures, revolutionizing how to approach skin rejuvenation, especially in darker skin types. Unlike traditional lasers that operate in nanosecond pulses, Pico lasers emit ultra-short pulses measured in picoseconds, a trillionth of a second, to precisely target the skin without damaging the surrounding tissues.


The versatility of Pico lasers is remarkable, as they can effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and even stubborn tattoos across various skin types.

With its impressive results and minimal downtime, Pico laser technology continues to redefine standards in dermatology, offering patients a safer, more efficient path to achieving their desired skin goals.

What Is A Pico Laser?

A Pico laser is a cutting-edge technology used to address various skin concerns.

Unlike traditional lasers that operate in nanosecond pulses, Pico lasers emit ultra-short pulses measured in picoseconds, a trillionth of a second. This rapid energy delivery allows for more precise targeting of skin issues with minimal damage to surrounding tissues.

The Pico laser technology is highly versatile and can effectively treat multiple skin conditions, including pigment issues, acne scars, skin texture, and tattoo removal. The Pico laser can target and break down pigment particles responsible for sunspots, age spots, and other hyperpigmentation, making it a safe option for darker skin tones. It also stimulates collagen production to promote skin renewal.

One of the key advantages of Pico laser treatments, which are slightly less aggressive than CO2 lasers, is their ability to deliver impressive results with minimal downtime. Patients often experience shorter recovery times than traditional laser treatments, allowing them to resume their daily activities sooner.

What Is a Pico Laser Like?

A Pico laser session typically begins with a consultation about your skin concerns and goals.

During a Pico laser session, the area to be treated is first cleaned, and protective eyewear will be provided to shield your eyes from the laser light. Your laser technician will adjust the settings on the laser according to your specific skin concerns that are being addressed and your skin type. The laser device emits ultra-short pulses of light energy delivered to the targeted area, making the Pico laser a good option for melanin-rich skin.
During a session, you may feel heat or some mild discomfort as the laser energy is applied to the skin. However, most patients find the laser tolerable, especially with cooling techniques and numbing creams. A Pico laser session varies in how long it lasts depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific skin concern being addressed. Sessions typically last between 15 to 30 minutes, although this can vary. Afterward, the treated area may have some redness, swelling, or mild discomfort. These side effects are usually temporary and subside within a few hours to a few days.

Multiple Pico laser sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, with each session spaced several weeks apart to allow the skin to heal and regenerate between treatments.

What Are The Benefits Of A Pico Laser?

A Pico laser has several benefits over other types of lasers, especially for patients seeking skin rejuvenation.

Unlike more aggressive lasers, a Pico laser emits ultra-short pulses of light energy measured in picoseconds, allowing for precise targeting of specific skin concerns such as pigmentation irregularities, acne scars, and tattoos. This precision minimizes damage to surrounding tissues, resulting in more effective and safer treatments. It also makes the pico laser an ideal treatment for darker skin tones.

Pico laser treatments typically have minimal downtime compared to other laser treatments. You can resume your normal activities shortly after the procedure, making it convenient for those with busy lifestyles. The results are also seen relatively quickly, too. Because Pico lasers deliver rapid bursts of energy to the skin, there is a faster clearance of pigmentation. You may notice skin tone, texture, and pigmentation improvements after just a few sessions.

Like other lasers, Pico laser treatments stimulate collagen production, promoting skin tightening and rejuvenation. This improves skin texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance.

How Much Does a Pico Laser Cost?

Pico lasers vary in cost from provider to provider, and those in large cities often charge more. 

The treatment area and the number of treatments necessary also influence the overall cost.

To determine the cost of your pico laser, call our office to schedule a consultation, and we will put a custom program together to correct your current skin concerns.


The number of sessions needed depends on the specific skin concern being addressed and your skin's characteristics. Typically, patients undergo treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Skin tone, texture, and pigmentation improvement can often be noticed after just a few sessions, but an entire course of treatment is usually necessary for significant results.

Yes! Pico laser technology is safe and effective for treating a wide range of skin types, especially darker ones. However, an experienced and qualified medical professional must perform your treatment.

Pico laser treatments are often combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance results. Common combinations include combining pico laser treatments with different lasers, chemical peels, or injectable treatments.

Some patients report minor redness, swelling, and bruising along with tenderness in the treated areas, which lasts a few days at most.

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If you’re ready to get your glow on and get the best skin of your life, now is the time to book a consultation with Charette Cosmetics. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced aestheticians will give you more insight into the Pico laser. We can also customize a package specific to your skincare needs so that you can obtain the best results possible.

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