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Pico Genesis for the treatment of Chronic Melasma

Pico Genesis skin rejuvenation treatments are great for all skin types, especially for those suffering with Melasma.

PICO Genesis laser procedure takes an entirely new approach to the treatment of pigmentation issues and skin revitalization. This method combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to cause an intense, non-thermal, photo mechanical disruption and remodeling of the upper dermis.

What does this mean for you? A brighter, more uniform complexion in less treatment sessions than traditional methods.

Originally developed for tattoo removal, picosecond lasers are now being used for a variety of conditions, including skin toning, reducing hyperpigmentation, and building collagen. With virtually no downtime.

If you are looking to treat sunspots we would suggest looking at our BBL (Broad Band Light) page. BBL’s are much more effective at reducing the appearance of sun spots. 

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Heidi from Well Medical Arts talks about the Pico Genesis for melasma, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and overall skin tone using the Cutera Enlighten at Well Medical Arts. Heidi has been treating patients with skin of all color for 20 years and getting great results. Call 206-935-5689 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Heidi Today.

Melasma Treatment Before and After 5 Treatments
Melasma Treatment Before and After 5 Treatments
PicoGenesis for Melasma before and after 4 Treatments

What are Pico Second pulses?

Picosecond pulses are ultra-short energy pulses – one trillionth of a second long – and are often used in skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures. While previous generation lasers delivered a pulse everyone thousandth of a second, the PICO Genesis laser procedure clears your skin by delivering picosecond pulses in a non-invasive procedure with very little downtime.

What to expect from a Pico Genesis treatment?

Thermal laser resurfacing runs the risk of various adverse reactions such as redness, swelling, and itching that can be intense and may last for several months. In addition, previous generations of resurfacing technology has led to bacterial, fungal, or viral infections, changes in skin color, and scarring.

Picosecond pulses leaves your skin looking radiant without the adverse reactions mentioned above.

Thermal laser resurfacing generally takes 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the technique your doctor uses and the size of the area being treated. It is an outpatient procedure that is usually done in your doctor’s office. In addition to the time it takes to perform the procedure, it also takes about 1-2 weeks for new skin to completely cover the treated area.

Picosecond pulses involve minimal downtime, the treatment takes 20 minutes, and can be completed during your lunch hour.

PICO Genesis and the Obagi Nu Derm System make a winning combination

At Well Medical Arts the Obagi Nu Derm system is our favorite first line of defense to treat Hyperpigmentation and Melasma in those with skin of color. We use the Nu Derm system in combination with BBL (Broad Band Light) for Hyperpigmentation and with the PICOGENESIS for our clients suffering with Melasma. Learn more about OBAGI at or come visit us for a complimentary skin analysis and we can teach you in person.

Melasma before and after using the Cutera Enlighten Pico Genesis treatment protocols.
Melasma before and after using the Cutera Enlighten Pico Genesis treatment protocols.
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