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LASER TREATMENT

PICO FRACTIONAL

Start your own before-and-after journey, with our PicoFractional TM photoacoustic skin rejuvenation, exclusive in Sydney at by Stella.

PicoFractional is an advanced skin treatment solution powered by the ENLIGHTEN III system from pioneering laser company, CUTERA. PicoFractional uses photoacoustic energy to reach deep into skin and shatter unwanted skin pigmentation, like unwanted brown patches, melasma, age spots, sun spots, acne scars and surgical scars. We also treat lines and wrinkles.

PicoFractional gives you your skin and your confidence back. If you would you like to erase the signs of your past (scars, pigmentation, brown spots, sun damage) we have something new to offer. If you would like to start your journey in new, clear-looking skin, we have something new to offer.

What can Pico FX help with?

  • Brown spots
  • Stubborn pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Traumatic scars
  • Large pores
  • Dull skin needing brightening
  • Increased production of collagen and elastin

Get in touch with questions or to book your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

PicoFractional laser treatment is a revolutionary skin treatment solution. It’s a photoacoustic fractional laser that eradicates unwanted pigmentation and brown spots and tones and rejuvenates skin. Treatments are fast and comfortable. There is no downtime. We can treat all skin types with this brand new treatment.

PicoFractional also initiates neocollagenesis – the stimulation of new collagen – so that skin is renewed to achieve a brighter and even tone.

There are several advantages to PicoFractional Laser. These include:
• Shorter treatment and recovery time
• Increased safety
• Minimises surrounding skin damage
• Painless and comfortable

PicoFractional Laser treatment not only improves skin’s appearance significantly for most skin type. Its enhanced capabilities which means shorter treatment and recovery time. However, as with most (if not all) procedures, the long-term result is also dependent on your lifestyle and habits. Do have a realistic goal in mind and discuss any concerns with our clinician.

 

The answer is YES! Fine lines and wrinkles are part of the ageing process, but we all can do with minimal or none of them. PicoFractional Laser stimulates collagen production, an essential component for youthful looking appearance. Skin will be left feeling tighter and rejuvenated.
When it comes to laser, the faster, the better. PicoFractional Laser is a picosecond laser which makes it faster and more efficient than the previous gold standard nanosecond lasers. In the treatment of enlarged pores, this laser penetrates deeper into the skin than just its surface to deliver pulses which cause tiny globules of air or bubbles. During a patient’s recovery stage, collagen fills up the bubbles and raises indentations and depressions resulting in a smoother appearance. PicoFractional laser is also able to effectively address hard to treat areas such as the nose and areas around the nose.

Uneven skin tone, also known as hyperpigmentation, is caused by the overproduction of melanin which is what lends colour to hair and skin. The causes vary and may include hormonal changes, sun exposure and environmental pollution. With its multiple treatment wavelength capabilities and being a picosecond laser, PicoFractional Laser effectively addresses dermal and epidermal pigmentation issues in a shorter time. It can improve skin appearance and tone for a clearer complexion.
PicoFractional Laser minimises skin damage significantly. Its technology results in not only shorter treatment and recovery time but more importantly, in increased safety.

Many other lasers exclude certain skin tones because of the side effects on darker skin. PicoFractional is different because it uses non-thermal energy which is generally suitable for all skin tones. The team at by Stella will be able to help you decide if PicoFractional is right for you at your initial consultation.
During treatment, you’re likely to hear tiny popping sounds and feel warm rain like droplets over the treated area. The treated skin may feel tight for a period after treatment.

Depending on the type of treatment you choose, the immediate subtle changes will include cleaner and smaller skin pores and a more even skin tone in general. Brown spots will be noticeably lighter the day after treatment.
Optimal results are generally achieved after 2-3 sessions at 4-6 week intervals. You may continue to see improvements for up to six months following treatment.

You may experience mild redness for a few hours. Your treatment will be customized to your individual needs, and we will give you advice on how best to look after your skin following treatment.

PicoFractional – powered by ENLIGHTEN, from Cutera, is a non-thermal laser for treating multiple types of pigment issues. Its PicoFractional application converts light into sound waves to deliver Pico pulses. This photo-acoustic energy is a formation of sound waves following light absorption that creates laser induced optical breakdown of the unwanted pigment.
The primary difference is in the pulse duration. PicoFractional Laser pulse duration is about 100 times shorter than that of a nanosecond laser. This capability enables Picosecond lasers to their job more efficiently, as compared to Q-switched or nanosecond lasers.