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PicoSure Specialist

Mirela Cernaianu, MD -  - Integrative and Holistic Women's Health

Hera Healthcare

Mirela Cernaianu, MD

Integrative and Holistic Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Center located in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, CA

Whether you have an unwanted tattoo or unsightly dark spots on your skin, you don’t have to feel self-conscious because Dr. Mirela Cernaianu, MD, or “Dr. C” as her patients refer to her, has a solution. At Hera Healthcare, Dr. Cernaianu treats patients local to Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California, with a noninvasive laser therapy known as PicoSure for removal of unwanted blemishes on the skin, ranging from tattoo ink to dark spots to acne scars to wrinkles. Schedule a consultation for PicoSure laser treatments with Dr. Cernaianu today over the phone or fill out the contact form on her website.

PicoSure Q & A

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure is a short-pulse laser therapy that removes tattoos and skin blemishes, and revitalizes the skin. It's beneficial for treating wrinkles, sunspots, acne scars, freckles, and general discoloration. PicoSure is an FDA-approved treatment that doesn't cause a buildup of heat like other laser treatments. Instead, it delivers energy pulses that travel in trillionths of a second. These laser pulses vibrate and shatter the unwanted ink or skin blemish. Because it doesn't administer intense heat, it damages less tissue and causes minimal discomfort. If you're looking for a solution to appear younger, this laser technology also triggers the body’s natural healing process by stimulating collagen production.

What should you expect during a PicoSure procedure?

The first step of the PicoSure procedure consists of Dr. Cernaianu determining if the process is ideal for you. With this procedure, it doesn’t matter what skin tone or color of tattoo you have because the quick impulses of the laser make the procedure safe and effective for almost anyone.

PicoSure doesn't require any special preparation. Typically, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The number of treatments depends on the location, size, and density of the tattoo ink or skin imperfections. You can expect to have between four to 10 treatments for tattoo removal. For skin revitalization, you only need two to five treatments. At your first appointment with Dr. Cernaianu, she discusses how many treatments you can expect based on your personal situation.

PicoSure's specialized wavelengths and rapid pulses minimize the amount of heat the laser produces, which reduces pain and discomfort when compared to traditional laser procedures. Additionally, Dr. Cernaianu uses a numbing agent to ensure the procedure is as comfortable for you as possible. Men and women who've had the procedure describe the pain as similar to the snapping of a rubber band.

What can you expect after a PicoSure procedure?

After the procedure, you might have slight discomfort and redness at the site of treatment. It's possible for the skin to lighten from the laser, but it's usually only temporary.

PicoSure for acne scarring and tattoo removal is permanent. Some skin issues like freckles and brown spots may reoccur after the procedure, but follow-up treatments can alleviate this problem. PicoSure for skin revitalization provides long-lasting results but requires follow-up treatments to maintain them. Dr. Cernaianu discusses how often you need to have follow-up laser treatments.

Call to schedule an appointment for PicoSure laser treatments with Hera Healthcare’s Dr. Cernaianu today, serving Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California, or use the online scheduling form.

For your safety and protection, this office has been trained in Laser Science and Laser Safety in accordance with the American National Standards Institute Regulations ( Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers and Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities).