As PICO Genesis™ is effective on all skin types, virtually everyone can benefit from the laser skin resurfacing procedure. Anybody who undergoes excessive sunburn can experience notable results after the procedure.
It helps in treating all skin types with an increase in the number of treatments to achieve the desired results. It varies from person to person. Patient & treatment versatility. Customized treatment protocols.
Typically, only 1 treatment is needed. Maximum results are visible after 12 weeks. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire. The treatment has minimal discomfort. It is safer to undergo PICO Genesis. There is no visible downtime after the procedure, and normal activity can be resumed immediately.
PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment that Dr Tallapureddy has introduced at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots – gently, predictably and quickly. PICO Genesis treatments will make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and with two or more sittings depending on the skin type and needs.PICO GENESIS in our clinic is currently being utilized to treat and address patients concern regarding:
PICO Genesis™ is the laser treatment at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa that poses uniqueness due to its non-thermal, photo-mechanical laser energy to shatter the pigmented cells while protecting the surrounding tissue, in energy and wavelengths that no other laser can do. It’s the safest, most effective treatment for melasma and skin rejuvenation combined.
Melanin is the pigment that is responsible for defining the tone of our skin. Brown patches and other problems with pigmentation are usually the reason behind the development of a problem due to excess of melanin production. For example, sun spots are the result of UV exposure causing our pigment-making cells (melanocytes) to create too much pigment- this is actually a defense mechanism against the offending UV radiation! It is meant to protect the skin, but the result is often unwanted pigment deposition that can be very tough to get rid of.
Melanin can also be produced as an unwanted side effect from inflammation, such as acne. We call these brown spots “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation” or PIH for short. This too is unwanted melanin deposition in the skin. Therefore, we use a treatment plan at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa for reducing the unwanted melanin content deposited inside the body.
Melasma, also called ‘chloasma’, is a common skin condition of adults in which light to dark brown or greyish pigmentation develops mainly on the face. The name comes from melas, the Greek word for black. Although it can equally affect all genders, it is more common in women and people with darker skin-types who live in sunny climates. Melasma usually becomes more noticeable in the summer and improves during the winter months. It is not an infection, neither contagious, nor a result of an allergy. Also, it is not cancerous and will not change to skin cancer. The exact cause is not known, but several factors contribute. These include pregnancy, hormonal drugs such as the contraceptive pill, and very occasionally medical conditions affecting hormone levels. Some cosmetics, especially those containing perfume, can bring on melasma. Research reveals that it can be triggered by stress. Sunshine and the use of sunbeds usually worsen any tendency to melasma. Melasma can run in families, suggesting an inherited tendency.
Since Melasma is worsened by UV radiation and even by heat, some light or heat-based treatments can actually make it worse. Fortunately, Pico Genesis at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa offers a unique photomechanical mechanism that helps to treat Melasma effectively and safely.
Seeing the dire need of skin care treatments Dr Tallapureddy at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa has introduced various skin treatments and PicoGenesis is one of the most effective and result oriented treatments. Pico Genesis offers a powerful treatment against fine lines and wrinkles. It stimulates the production of collagen, one of the proteins in our skin that’s responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic. By stimulating collagen production, Pico Genesis starts with the process of tightening and firming that gives our skin a more refreshing and young look.
The PICO Genesis™ laser treatment feels like a really quick tiny rubber band snap. However, we at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa do not use numbing cream, and our patients have a better experience without it. It is tolerated well.
Our patients at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa have not complained regarding any downtime they may have experienced after undergoing Pico Genesis. However, it is possible to have slight swelling or light flaking in some more aggressive cases.
If you have ever had stubborn melasma, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and tried everything to fix it without results, then PICO Genesis™ laser is a good treatment option for you. Also, if you can’t have interruption, this is one of the only effective and proven treatments done and tested at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa that provide effective outcomes without disturbing your lifestyle.
A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your PICO Genesis consultant at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.
You will start experiencing more results after two to three sittings at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa. Dermal melasma may take slightly longer.
PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation. For further queries you can contact Dr Tallapureddy at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa.
Before the treatment begins at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa, the consultant will clean the area under focus. You will feel the tip of the laser device touch your skin. As the laser energy is applied, you’ll feel a sensation that patients often compare to an electric rain sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do, your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection. Your PICO Genesis provider may recommend additional follow-up care.
Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sunspots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.