PicoFractional™ Resurfacing, Rejuvenation and Tattoo Removal in Austin, TX

Wouldn’t it be amazing to literally erase signs of the past, such as unsightly scars, uneven tone, or brown spots from sun damage? What if you could just press a button and quickly give yourself new, clear-looking skin? 

Backstage’s PicoFractional™ (PiQo4is a revolutionary, multi-function skin treatment solution that can do all that and then some. Its photoacoustic fractional laser eliminates unsightly pigmentation, tones and rejuvenates skin, and so much more!

PicoFractional truly rewinds the hands of time to give you your confidence back!

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Photoacoustic skin rejuvenation

Would you like to erase signs of the past, such as unsightly scars or brown spots from sun damage? Or do you just yearn for new, clear-looking skin? PicoFractional is a revolutionary skin treatment solution. It’s a photoacoustic fractional laser that eradicates unsightly pigmentation and also tones and rejuvenates skin.

  • Fast and comfortable
  • No downtime
  • Treats all skin types

What makes PiQo4 special?

PicoFractional is an advanced skin treatment solution powered by the PiQo4 system.

PicoFractional uses photoacoustic energy combined with high energy to reach deep into skin and shatter multiple types of skin pigmentation, such as pigmented lesions, age spots, sun spots, acne scars and surgical scars, as well as treat facial lines and wrinkles.

PicoFractional also stimulates new collagen, so that skin is renewed to achieve a brighter and even tone.

How does the PiQo4 work?

PicoFractional – empowered by PiQo4 PiQo4, from Lumenis, is a non-thermal FDA-approved laser for treating multiple types of pigment issues. Its PicoFractional handpiece converts light into sound waves to deliver Pico pulses.

Is it right for me?

Many other lasers exclude certain skin tones because of the side effects on darker skin. PicoFractional is different because it uses non-thermal energy which is generally

suitable for all skin tones.

However, pigment removal and skin resurfacing are not ideal for everyone. Always speak to your treatment provider who’ll be able to help you decide if PicoFractional is right for you.

What is the treatment like?

During treatment, you’re likely to hear tiny popping sounds and feel a sensation of heat over the treated area. The treated skin may feel tight, as it does after sunburn.

When will I see results?

Depending on the type of treatment required, the immediate subtle changes will include cleaner and smaller skin pores and a more even skin tone in general. Brown spots will be noticeably lighter the day after treatment.

Optimal results are typically achieved after 3-5 sessions at 2-6 week intervals. You may continue to see improvements for up to six months following treatment.

What can I expect after treatment?

You may experience just a mild redness for a few hours. If treatment is intense, there may be some slight darkening, redness or puffiness for 2-4 days. Once skin has healed, you should notice a definite improvement.

Your treatment will be customized to your individual needs, and your practitioner will give you guidance on how best to look after your skin following treatment.

Powerful Tattoo Removal

What is it?

PiQo4 laser technology effectively removes all common colors tattoos, either amateur or professional. This new technology targets both large and small tattoo particles simultaneously, breaking them into tiny particles that are naturally removed by your body. The laser only targets the ink, and will not harm the surrounding skin.

Tattoo ink particles vary in size. Previous technologies would break down either small particles or large particles, but not the two together. The versatility of the PiQo4 allows for precise treatment of varying particle sizes and tattoo colors.

What is the treatment like?

Your practitioner will provide guidelines for before and aftercare, as well as the approximate time of the laser removal session.

During your session, you will hear the laser fire as loud, audible popping sounds, then feel heat over the general area of the skin. The treated area will feel as if it were sunburned.

When will I see results?

The number of treatments needed depend on the tattoo itself, the area of the body and the background skin color. For the most accurate estimate of sessions, consult your practitioner for each tattoo.

Location matters: The closer the tattoo is to the heart the better circulation, therefore better results. More colorful tattoos and greater surface area usually require more treatments.

Amateur tattoos are typically not as deep as professional ones, and are easier to remove.

A treatment series can range from 2 sessions, up to 10 sessions, and are conducted 6-8 weeks apart.

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you will see a whitish “frosting” over the tattoo. The skin will often swell in the area of the tattoo, accompanied by mild redness.The frosting, swelling and redness will resolve in a matter of hours.

The tattoo may crust or blister as the body repairs itself. This will resolve naturally. The tattoo will fade gradually in the following weeks as your body clears the ink.

Why PiQo4?

Two cutting edge technologies are combined to clear more color in a faster treatment. This means better clearance, fewer sessions, and less ghosting than with other systems. So erase what you need to!

  • Including the stubborn turquoise and yellow hues. 
  • Because who needs a shadow of their tattoo as a  reminder. 
  • The speed of the laser and better color clearance means this is the fastest road to a tattoo-free you!

Is it right for me? 

PiQo4 laser tattoo removal treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Persons known to form skin keloids may be more prone to scarring after any skin trauma, including laser administration to the skin. Persons with dark skin may be at increased risk of hypopigmentation. Hypo and hyper-pigmentation are a common risk of treatment. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

Advanced Pigment Removal and Skin Resurfacing

Why PiQo4?

Have a painful (and lasting) memory of spending too long in the sun?

Do you desire to erase wrinkles, freckles, birthmarks, brown spots, melasma and other skin concerns?

PiQo4 has the energy to undo the unwanted. Forever.

PiQo4 is the only 4 wave-length treatment to use both Pico and Nano energies to remove undesirable pigments.

The PiQo4 Delivers

  • Safe and quick treatments with noticeable results.
  • A lunch-time treatment with minimal downtime, allowing you to quickly return to your normal routine.
  • Noticeable results for pigmentation, age/sun spots, texture and overall skin appearance.

What is it?

The PiQo4 provides a complete skin revitalization solution, enabling your physician to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as age and sun spots, vascular lesions.

How does it work?

The PiQo4 is a laser that does not use heat. Instead, it uses acoustics for neocollagenasis. Since heat is not the primary source of energy, it is safer to use on lighter and darker skin.

First, you’ll see an immediate improvement in skin texture. Second, the laser stimulates the body’s natural healing process which encourages the production of collagen and elastin. This process, called neocolloagenasis, will take place in the coming months. 

When will I see results?

The treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Already after the first session, you may begin to notice improvement in skin texture and pigmentation.

Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have a visible improvement in the skin texture. Optimal results are typically achieved after 3-5 sessions in 2-6 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment.

What can I expect after treatment?

Every treatment is customized to your individual needs, and you’ll receive post procedure instructions from your provider. In general, you can expect your skin to have a pinkish tone for 1-4 hours, and brown spots to appear lighter in appearance on the day after the treatment.

What is the treatment like?

Your practitioner will provide guidelines for before and after care, as well as the approximate time of the session. During your session, you will hear the laser emit a loud, audible popping sound, then feel heat over the general area of the skin. The treated area will feel as if it were sunburned; tight and dry.

Is it right for me?

PiQo4 skin resurfacing and pigmentation treatments are not suitable for everyone and may carry some risks. Persons known to form skin keloids may be more prone to scarring after any skin trauma, including laser treatment to the skin. Persons with dark skin may be at increased risk of hypopigmentation. Hypo and hyper-pigmentation are a common risk of treatment. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.