1Only limited to a specific course of treatment
2The effect and progress of the treatment will vary due to factors such as individual skin and physical conditions.
3Information provided by the manufacturer
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Factors such as air pollution, stress, excessive sun exposure and ageing can cause excessive melanin production in skin layers. The more pigment accumulates under the skin, the easier it is for pigmentation to form.
What foods are effective in preventing pigmentation formation?
You can eat more Vitamin C-rich food to improve pigmentation to reduce melanin production. Vitamin C-rich food includes tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons, strawberries and oranges. Furthermore, Vitamin E is an excellent anti-oxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage, maintains skin ageing, and prevents pigmentation formation. Sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, and kiwi fruit are rich in Vitamin E.
Which is safer: PicoCure or traditional IPL treatments?
IPL treatment uses light beams of various wavelengths to enter skin layers and eliminate melanin and pigmented spots. However, skin burns are common because IPL heat energy is non-quite focused and often spreads to the skin surface (high external diffusion). In contrast, the PicoCure Pigmentation Removal Treatment uses concentrated laser energy to target pigmented lesions solely. The melanin components are reduced to specks of dust for easy metabolic removal. In addition, the laser energy doesn't linger in the skin tissues, making PicoCure far safer and more effective than the traditional IPL treatments.
How many sessions fo PicoCure will I need?
For mild pigmentation problems, 3 to 6 sessions per treatment plan should suffice; those with serious pigmentation problems shall require 6 to 12 sessions per treatment plan.
What should I pay attention to after completing the PicoCure treatment?
After the treatment, you must avoid excessive sun exposure as UV rays can further damage the treated area. Apply SPF30+ sunscreen to protect your skin from damage and darkening. In addition, you should also apply hydrating masks to the treated area to soothe dry skin and prolong the treatment results.