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Cosmetic Dermatology


To undo the unwanted signs of sun damage, age, scarring, tattoos and more, the board-certified physicians and advanced practitioners at California Skin Institute may recommend a series of PicoFractional™ treatments. Combining the power of light and sound waves into one treatment option offers a versatile choice for painless, safe rejuvenation of all skin types. PicoFractional™ applications also correct fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and elsewhere. Treatments require no downtime and create no thermal damage to the skin.

How PicoFractional™ works

PicoFractional™ is designed to reach deep into skin and break down multiple types of skin pigmentation, including age spots, sun spots, pigmented lesions, melasma, tattoos, birth marks, acne scars and surgical scars.

During treatment, your licensed professional may use PicoFractional™ across different sized sections of your skin. PicoFractional™ employs a fractional laser beam based on photoacoustic technology, which first creates thousands of microscopic treatment zones within the skin. Sound waves then create tiny holes deep in the skin, breaking down pigmentation so the skin can naturally release them. Meanwhile, the picosecond beams create pressure waves that trigger the body’s inflammatory healing response, increasing the production of collagen and elastin for a natural, healthy appearance.

Individual results may vary, as may the number of treatments needed for desired results on different areas of the skin.

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