Wouldn’t it be amazing if we woke up and didn’t feel like we had to spend half an hour or more in front of the mirror covering our blemishes, ageing spots, pigmentation and other skin imperfections so we could face the world? There’s a really wonderful laser on the market used by all the celebs, social media darlings and anyone who invests in their beauty, that helps them to look their best even when they first roll out of bed in the morning or aren’t wearing any makeup. It’s called PICO Genesis, and it’s the secret many ladies (and men!) have behind their naturally radiant, glowing and beautiful skin.

What is PICO Genesis?

The PICO Genesis a 2-in-1 laser that uses picosecond pulses (one trillionth of a second long – that’s super short energy pulses) making it one of the most impressive lasers available on the market. It also means less downtime than other comparable lasers and the results are also said to be superior. But what does all that mean? What does it actually do for your skin?

PICO Genesis uses this harnessed laser energy to shatter or break up any unwanted pigmentation including blemishes and age spots, to leave your skin clearer. This particular device is so effectual because PICO Genesis uses non-thermal pulses that are able to treat the targeted area without damaging the surrounding tissues, and without the risk of burning which is quite common with the older style lasers.

Results you might get from a PICO Genesis treatment are:

  • Reduced sun/age spots
  • Addresses pigmentation concerns
  • Results in a brighter, more radiant complexion
  • Evens out your skin tone
  • Gives your skin a more youthful appearance

As mentioned above, with other lasers using thermal energy (or heat), there was always a bigger risk of burns and side effects such as redness and swelling, or worse, permanent scarring. PICO Genesis has virtually eliminated these adverse reactions and any downtime.

The PICO Genesis procedure – a lunchtime job

Because it is a much more efficient laser system, PICO Genesis takes around 20 minutes so can be done in your lunchtime (compared with anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours for traditional laser depending on the area being treated). You can also get results in as little as one treatment, with some patients going back for a second treatment for more involved skin issues.

To find a PICO Genesis practitioner near you, click here.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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