Pico Laser

In Los Angeles

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Introduction to Pico Laser

With advanced light technology, patients now have the opportunity to correct fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, laxity, acne scars, and unwanted tattoos. At Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia, we offer our patients in the greater Los Angeles area the Pico laser to address these issues and more. This unique laser can improve your skin and reduce signs of aging without the risks and downtime that other laser treatments require, and can be used for almost all skin types, focusing on darker skin with less laser‐induced changes of hyperpigmentation.

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What is Pico Laser?

The Pico laser is a safe and effective procedure in Los Angeles and Pasadena designed to improve the look of oily skin and large pores, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and even treat severe acne or acne scarring. It works by delivering concentrated laser energy to the pigment of the tattoo, breaking it down into smaller particles that can be naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. 

Using a carbon mask to dry out and draw up any blackheads, the Pico laser destroys the impurities and refreshes your skin as the laser comes in contact with the carbon. The dual action of the carbon mask and Pico laser leaves behind fresh, glowing skin. After the laser treatment, you will be left with hydrated, dewy, and healthy skin.

What are the Benefits of Pico Laser?

Pico laser offers several benefits for individuals in Arcadia, Los Angeles, and Pasadena, such as:

  • Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
  • Improves skin texture
  • Needs little-to-zero downtime
  • Reduces acne, scars, and post-acne discoloration
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
  • Stimulates collagen growth
  • Tightens dilated pores
  • Treatment is non-invasive, versatile, and customizable

Who are the Best Candidates for Pico Laser?

The best candidates for Pico laser in Los Angeles and Arcadia can be anyone, thanks to the device’s capabilities, however, good candidates should have some of the following characteristics:

  • In overall good health
  • Those who maintain realistic expectations
  • Committed to the process and a healthy skincare routine


Unfortunately, for patients with Type 1 diabetes, an infection or Herpes in the treatment area, or who have a sensitivity to infrared light, this may not be a treatment for you. When you have your consultation, please share this information with the technician so they can provide you with the best advice. It is especially important to mention if you have ever experienced seizures that are triggered by light or are taking medication that increases light sensitivity.

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Pico Laser First Step

What’s The First Step

The first step in getting the Pico laser treatment in Los Angeles, Arcadia, and Pasadena is to schedule a consultation at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. During this initial appointment, you will meet with either Dr. Yu or one of our certified laser technicians to discuss what you’re looking to achieve and have any questions answered. Your skin will be evaluated and you will need to answer some questions regarding your medical history and lifestyle. After examining your skin, your treatment plan can be created, which will include how many sessions they believe you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals. Please remember that this number could change depending on how your skin reacts to the treatment.

If you agree with the treatment plan and would like to get the Pico laser treatment, you will be able to have your first session immediately following your consultation. If you need some additional time, you can always schedule an appointment for a future date and time with our Patient Coordinator. If you are currently using Retinol, you may need to stop about a week before your treatment

What to Expect on the Day of Pico Laser Treatment

On the day of your Pico laser treatment at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, you can expect a professional and comfortable experience. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and taken to a treatment room where the procedure will take place. 

At the start of your treatment, a layer of liquid carbon will be spread over your face to absorb any oil, dirt, and dead skin cells found deep in your pores. It should take about 10 minutes to dry and you will then be provided with eye protection to shield them from the laser.

The technician will make a pass over your skin with the laser on a low-energy setting to heat the carbon, which binds itself to your epidermis and heats the subdermal tissue to boost collagen production. This step may be skipped for patients with very sensitive skin or dark patches like melasma. When a higher-energy setting is used, the laser fragments the liquid carbon into tiny particles.

Finally, the smoke evaporator attached to the laser will remove the carbon and any remaining debris and impurities it collects. Before you leave, a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen are applied to your skin. You should be able to notice immediately brighter, glowing skin with tighter pores. 

This treatment will take around 30 minutes from start to finish

Pico Laser Recovery

You will be able to return to your normal routine immediately following your treatment. Keep in mind that patients with more sensitive skin may experience some slight pinking or reddening of the skin, but it should subside about an hour post-treatment.

You should remember to use sunscreen (at least SPF 30+) for several days to maximize results and prevent any unnecessary skin changes. Practicing a daily moisturizing routine can be very impactful for your skin as it will most likely be dry and slightly flaky for the next few days. If you are currently using products that contain retinol, you will need to abstain from using them for at least five days before and after your treatment.

Your skin will be very sensitive for the first week, so never exfoliate or use an abrasive or invasive skin treatment. If you have oily skin, you can obtain maximum results when combating acne by using specific products designed for that reason. If you have photoaged skin or fine lines, we encourage you to use products that contain collagen, collagen supplements, or follow a collagen-boosting diet.

Pico Laser Cost

How much does Pico Laser cost in Arcadia, CA?

For specific pricing information regarding Pico laser at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced providers. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals, and customize a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Once made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a price breakdown for the full duration of your treatment.


Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Dr. Arthur Yu hails from prestigious organizations, including the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). re rewrite: Choosing Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa for your aesthetic needs offers a blend of expertise, innovation, and personalized care that sets us apart, especially when dealing with a procedure like Pico laser.

Serving the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas, our state-of-the-art facility offers a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Yu combines surgical precision with an artistic eye to achieve natural-looking outcomes tailored to each patient’s unique goals. Moreover, our commitment to patient-centered care ensures that you receive the best of the best when it comes to Pico laser in Los Angeles and Pasadena.

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