PICO Genesis is a revolutionary application of the enlighten SR laser system that safely and effectively shatters unwanted pigment, while inducing dermal disruption and dermal remodelling for true skin revitalisation.
- Mottled pigmentation
- Solar lentigo (brown lesions)
- Fine lines and photo-ageing
Treatment with PICO Genesis is not recommended while pregnant.
Melasma. Asian Female, 50+ years, skin type III. Video courtesy of Cutera.
How does PICO Genesis work?
PICO Genesis combines the benefits of two ultra-short picosecond 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelength lasers.
These effectively target unwanted pigment in the skin, while secondarily inducing collagen remodelling to improve skin texture and volume.
The picosecond short laser wavelengths translate to lower energy which minimises discomfort and downtime. The risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is also significantly reduced and a broader range of skin types can be treated. Results can also be achieved with fewer treatments compared with other modalities.
How do I prepare my skin for PICO Genesis?
It is necessary to prepare the skin with Synergie Skincare (link to skincare page) for 2 weeks prior to treatment. This helps to remove dead skin cells and strengthens the skin, in turn decreasing healing time and improving results.
It is also important to minimise sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to treatment, and to remove any fake tan.
How many treatments will I need?
At Skin Lab by WPRS, the number of treatments is tailored to your needs. Most commonly, one to three treatments are recommended at intervals of four weeks. Maintenance can be accentuated through the use of appropriate skin care and other treatments. Your clinician will recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin will appear slightly red. A heat rash response (urticaria) is common and responds well to antihistamines and coverage with mineral makeup. This generally settles within a couple of days. Darkened pigment will exfoliate off the face within one week.
What do I use on my skin post-treatment?
To ensure proper healing and minimise complications, our patients follow their treatment with our Synergie post treatment kit. This kit is designed to protect and recuperate your skin. Containing your daily UV protective moisturizer with the anti-inflammatory zinc oxide, a calming facial oil and occlusive skin balm, this kit will allow you to get the most out of your treatments.