Sponsored by: LASEROPTEK Co.
Designed and manufactured to deliver industry-leading picosecond pulse energy and duration stability, the PicoLO Nd:YAG 1064 and 532 nm laser from LASEROPTEK Co., Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) is used by practitioners worldwide to safely and efficaciously treat a variety of indications across most skin types. A recent FDA 510(k) clearance expands PicoLO’s original tattoo removal indication to now include benign pigmented lesion removal, treatment of acne scars and wrinkles. Armed with this new clear-ance, PicoLO is ready to enable U.S.-based clinicians to address a wide array of skin concerns with comfortable and quick pico-second pulse laser treatments.
“PicoLO features ultra-stable picosecond laser energy at both 1064 and 532 nm wavelengths deliverable through a complete range of handpieces. This allows us to finely tailor treatment plans unique to each patient’s needs and concerns,” according to dermatologist Phil Werschler, MD, of Werschler Aesthetics (Spokane, Wash.).“The 1064 nm Dia FX® micro-beam array handpiece is a workhorse allowing me to target picosecond pulse-generated Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) where I want it, whether in the deep dermis, upper dermis or epidermis.”
In addition to the depth control available with the 1064 Dia FX, the unique optical design of the 1064 nm and 532 nm hand-pieces deliver consistent picosecond laser energy density across the entire array, minimizing hot spots and resulting in safe and comfortable treatments with little to no downtime.
|Phil Werschler, MD, FAAD Dermatologist Werschler Aesthetics Spokane, WA|
Steven Shapiro, MD, FAAD Dermatologist Gardens Dermatology Clinic Palm Beach Gardens, FL
“I am highly interested in the area of regenerative aesthetics,” Dr. Werschler began.“In addition to utilizing photomechanical forces to break up pigmentation and scar tissue, this device allows us to non-invasively generate micro-wounds in dermal and epidermal tissue, catalyzing the body’s wound healing response that regenerates collagen and elastin from within. The picosecond laser energy creates much less heat and adjacent tissue damage in comparison with nanosecond lasers while leaving the stratum corneum completely intact. I am really excited to see what can be done with this laser both as a standalone and in combination with other modalities,” he noted.
Dermatologist Steven Shapiro, MD, of Gardens Dermatology Clinic (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) attributes PicoLO’s ability to effectively treat a multitude of skin indications to the strength of its design and build quality.
“I’ve been working with lasers and other energy-based devices throughout my 29 years as a dermatologist and have a good understanding of what it takes to consistently deliver safe and efficacious results over the long term,” Dr. Shapiro explained.“My treatment philosophy revolves around repairing skin as the way to achieve positive cosmetic outcomes, and being in Southern Florida; we see a lot of solar-damaged skin in need of repair. The technologies developed and deployed in this device give us the ability to effectively remove benign pigmented lesions as well as generate a lift and improvement of skin texture to deliver positive medical and cosmetic results.
“The safety profile that picosecond pulse lasers exhibit, combined with PicoLO’s energy and pulse duration stability, gives me confidence to safely treat most patients, including darker skin types,” Dr. Shapiro added.