The piQo4 laser focuses its energy quickly and precisely on the areas of concern, immediately shattering the pigment with minimal heat generated. This gives the piQo4 laser an advantage over other lasers and devices where bulk heating of surrounding tissues can cause increased tissue injury, patient downtime, or even the worsening of pigmentation, especially on darker skin. Additionally, the spot size is entirely adjustable to treat small and large areas, and treatments are typically associated with minimal downtime.
While patients may find the treatment to be mildly uncomfortable, most find it tolerable, especially as sessions are short. Patients more sensitive to pain can choose a numbing gel, or cold air can be used to make the treatments more comfortable. During your initial consultation, Dr. Marmur and the Marmur Medical team will review what you can expect post-treatment. Please see the post-procedure care guide below.