What Is PicoToning Laser Treatment?

PicoToning uses a specialized laser to gently break up pigment in the targeted areas, improving both your skin’s appearance and texture with very little downtime. PicoToning laser treatment is safe for multiple skin types and is often an ideal choice for patients with dark patches, acne scarring, and other issues.

How Does PicoToning Laser Treatment Work?

Using highly targeted energy, PicoToning laser treatment gently disrupts the particles that cause pigment-related skin conditions. The treatment also enhances the texture and tone of your skin by stimulating collagen production.

How Is PicoToning Different from Other Laser Treatments?

One word: heat. Unlike other types of laser treatments, PicoToning does not use heat to burn away or destroy skin blemishes. Instead, PicoToning converts the laser energy into gentle pressure, activating the natural processes that help create collagen and give your skin a renewed look.

And that’s not the only difference. Because PicoToning laser treatment uses gentle pressure instead of heat, most patients only experience a few hours of mild redness or swelling after the procedure.

What Conditions Does PicoToning Laser Treatment Resolve?

PicoToning laser treatment can resolve many types of skin concerns, including melasma and acne scarring. Your Forefront dermatologist may also recommend PicoToning to help reduce sun spots, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and more.

How Does PicoToning Treat Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes blotchy patches or freckle-like spots that are darker than your natural skin tone. Melasma usually occurs on your cheeks, forehead, chin, or other parts of your face. Melasma is so common in pregnant women that it’s often called the “mask of pregnancy.”

Once your Forefront dermatologist confirms that you have melasma, we can create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. The goals of melasma treatment are to decrease the amount of pigment your body makes and to even out your skin tone, restoring it to your natural color.

Studies have shown that adding laser treatment like PicoToning can improve results for melasma patients, especially those who also limit their sun exposure and take medication to lower their pigment production.

Can PicoToning Treat Acne Scarring?

As we age and our skin loses collagen, acne scars often become more noticeable if you have them. Thankfully, PicoToning laser treatment can safely reduce acne scarring for many patients.

PicoToning tends to work best for people with darker skin tones and mild to moderate acne scars that are raised. Your Forefront dermatologist can recommend the best treatment option for your skin tone and scar type.

What Are Other PicoToning Laser Treatment Benefits?

Not only is PicoToning laser treatment quick (usually just 10-15 minutes), but it’s also relatively painless. Patients often say the treatment feels like the snapping of a rubber band, although your Forefront dermatologist can provide numbing cream if needed.

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of PicoToning is the lack of downtime after the procedure. Again, most patients only experience a few hours of minor redness or swelling, so you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

Do You Need Any Sort of PicoToning Laser Aftercare?

There will be no major scabbing, crusting, or wounds that need to heal after completing PicoToning laser treatment. Some patients may have mild dryness in the treated area(s). But since PicoToning doesn’t burn or damage the surface of your skin, you can apply moisturizer and sunscreen right away.

We recommend that all patients with pigmentation issues wear sunscreen every day to reduce the chances of new pigment forming.

How Do I Schedule a PicoToning Laser Treatment Consultation?

That’s easy! Find a Forefront Dermatology office near you and make an appointment to learn more about PicoToning laser treatment today. Our expert team is here to help.

Pigmentation problems? Acne scarring? Book a consultation with a skin specialist today.

Interested in PicoToning Laser Treatment? Request a consultation with a skin specialist today.

*Treatment options may vary at each location.
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*Age Restriction.
For patients scheduling who are under 18 years of age (19 in Alabama) please make sure you have permission from your parent or legal guardian to schedule this appointment.  Your parent or legal guardian must accompany you on your initial visit and on certain subsequent visits to provide appropriate informed consent.

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