Picosecond Laser Facial Revitalization: Improving Sun-Damaged, Aged or Scarred Skin

December 8, 2015


Most aesthetic laser systems deliver short pulses of energy in the form of photons, either visible or infrared (invisible) light. High intensity pulses of laser light of specific wavelengths (color) can safely improve sun-damaged, aged or scarred skin without causing side effects. The higher the laser energy and the shorter the duration of the laser pulse, the greater the precision of the revitalizing effect. It is important that the laser pulse be delivered in an ultra-short burst of energy to ensure a safe treatment.

Dr. Langdon was one of the first physicians in the United States to introduce the revolutionary PicoSure laser, the world’s first picosecond aesthetic laser. The high-energy laser pulses from the PicoSure are compressed into the ultrashort picosecond range (a picosecond is 1 trillionth of a second!)—20 times faster than the previous record-setting nanosecond lasers.

What Are PicoSure Laser Treatments Like?

When delivered to the skin with a special FOCUS lens array, the laser energy is fractionated into tiny spots of intense power that are too brief to impart a significant heat effect. The tiny spots of the skin that receive the laser energy are separated from each other so that the intervening areas of skin are not treated.

The limited overall heating of the skin results in a comfortable treatment that requires no anesthetic (numbing) beforehand. After a facial treatment, there is only mild redness that fades completely within a few hours. The best news of all is that patients can see remarkable improvement after only a few treatments. Dark, pigmented sunspots and even melasma (dark areas of facial skin that result from excess estrogen hormone) quickly fade. Wrinkles and even acne scars show significant smoothing.

PicoSure Laser Consultations Available

If you have further questions about PicoSure Laser, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?

The wavelength of PicoSure laser energy (755 nanometers) is optimal for reducing excessive skin pigment. This wavelength of light is highly absorbed by melanin (the skin’s pigment), resulting in destruction of excess pigment. Another important effect of picosecond laser energy pulses is stimulation of deeper skin cells to produce new collagen. Collagen is the skin’s primary structural protein; increased collagen will improve skin texture by smoothing wrinkles as well as indented scars.

Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about PicoSure Laser, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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