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Do you have brown spots and uneven skin tone that you’ve tried to clear with all kinds of skincare products? Now you can remove unwanted pigment and improve your skin’s appearance with PICO Genesis.

PICO Genesis is quick 20-minute laser treatment that uses ultra-short laser pulses ideal for individuals looking to restore or maintain their natural glow. PICO Genesis is a safe and effective treatment for all
skin types, including darker skin tones with minimal to no downtime, making it ideal for active lifestyles.

Best Candidates

The enlighten laser is ideal for men and women of all ages with unwanted tattoos, pigment and skin concerns. enlighten can be used on the face and body and is safe for all skin types. Patients should be in good health and meet the suggested criteria from providers.

Your Consultation

During your enlighten consultation, your provider will assess the area you wish to have treated. There will be questions about your health history, your lifestyle, the medications you take, and more so that your provider will know if it is safe to perform this type of aesthetic treatment for your skin. From there, your provider will provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, size, color, age, and location of the tattoo or skin concern.

Procedure Technique

Prior to the enlighten tattoo removal treatment, your skin will be prepped and cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will be applied. Topical anesthetic is not typically needed by patients for pigment or PICO Genesis treatments. During treatment the laser will emit ultra-short pulses to shatter the tattoo ink or unwanted pigment in the skin. The laser energy will be delivered quickly to the treatment area and will feel like short snaps of a rubber band. For PICO Genesis skin revitalization treatments, many patients feel the treatment feels like static rain on their skin and find the treatment quite comfortable.

What To Expect

After each enlighten tattoo removal session, a cream or ointment will be applied to the skin and the treatment area will be wrapped to keep it protected. Some patients experience redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, a sunburn sensation, or itching immediately after their treatment. For pigment and skin revitalization treatments, you may see a darkening of the treatment area which will slough off over the course of a few days. You will not experience any other downtime following the treatment. Your provider will discuss with you what can be expected from your procedure, how to care for your skin, and how to prevent more irritation.

Frequently Asked Questions

01.What is PICO Genesis?

PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve and maintain your skin’s natural glow. Eliminate unwanted freckles, sun spots, tattoos, and uneven skin tone, and reveal a lighter, brighter, and more even appearance in a series of treatments.

02.How does the treatment work?

PICO Genesis uses gentle non-thermal pulses of laser light to target unwanted pigment and remodel the upper layers of the skin. Over time, the pigmentation will gradually disappear, enhancing your natural glow.

03.What areas can be treated?

PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and uneven skin tone.

04.What can I expect during a treatment?

As laser energy is delivered to the skin, you’ll feel a sensation that patients often compare to an electric rain. While most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, your PICO Genesis provider may apply a topical anesthetic to enhance your experience. Following the treatment, Dr. Slack may recommend additional post- treatment care to enhance your treatment results.

05.What are the possible side effects?

Most patients experience mild redness immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 24 hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, glowing complexion.

06.How many treatments are required?

A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome. Ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time.

07.Is PICO Genesis right for me?

If you have unwanted pigment, uneven skin tone, or a tattoo you would like remmoved then PICO Genesis may be a great treatment option for you.

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