As you age, your skin becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. It also loses its ability to protect itself from UV damage. This eventually leads to the development of fine lines and your eyes. Although these changes can occur anywhere, they’re most likely to appear near the eyes, around your mouth, and on your forehead.
Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii uses the PicoSure laser system to treat fine lines and wrinkles. This system works by harnessing the body’s own healing process and using it to encourage the regeneration of damaged skin.
Recent studies have shown that your cells use a unique process to heal themselves from injury. This process is known as “cell signaling.” When cells are injured, they release proteins that are detected by other cells. The other cells then initiate a healing response to address the injury.
The PicoSure laser works by sending laser energy through a special lens that converts the energy to a gentle pressure. This pressure squeezes the cells, causing them to begin the natural healing process. The cells build more elastin and collagen, which leads to an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
PicoSure is a versatile laser system that’s appropriate for most people with unwanted lines and wrinkles. It causes less redness, less pain, and less tissue damage than other laser treatments available. It can also provide long-lasting, noticeable results.
During the procedure, you’re unlikely to feel any significant pain. Most people describe the sensation as a rubber band snapping on the skin. After the procedure, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately. You may experience some slight redness in the treated area, but it should disappear quickly.
Most patients undergoing PicoSure treatment for fine lines and wrinkles will need anywhere from two to five treatments to get their desired results. These treatments are usually performed two to six weeks apart.
Some patients choose to have maintenance treatments every six months to slow the appearance of new wrinkles.
*Individual Results May Vary
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