Picosure Instructions

Before your Treatment

  • Reduce the sun exposure of the treatment area as much as possible for up to four weeks before your treatment. Heavy sun exposure can cause post-treatment complications.
  • Do not use tanning beds or sunless tanning cream for four weeks prior as it will make the laser less effective.
  • Be sure to stay off any medication that may make your skin photosensitive (such as antibiotics) for 10 days before your procedure.
  • Remove all makeup, creams, or oils from the treatment area prior to your treatment.

After your Treatment

  • Cleanse the treated area at least daily with warm water and mild soap, and then pat the area dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
  • If crusting or scabbing occurs, do not shave or pick the area. Apply Aquaphor ointment (for tattoo removals) or a moisturizer (for facial treatments) to the area two to three times a day. Keep the area moist, and let the crusting or scabbing resolve on its own.
  • If you are prone to break outs or have oily skin, consider waiting 24 hours before applying any topical products.
  • Discomfort may be relived by cold gel packs and/or over the counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen.
  • Avoid contact sports or any other activity that could cause injury to the treated area.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking, or using hot tubs until the skin heals.
  • Contact the physician if there is any indication of infection (redness, tenderness, or pus).
  • Eat a healthy diet. We suggest adding more papaya and pineapple to your diet.
  • Supplement your diet with more Vitamin C.
  • Always use sunscreen (SPA 30+) when outdoors.

For tattoo removal

  • After cleansing and while the skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor ointment to the treated tattoo.
  • Apply a non-stick pad over the tattoo until it is healed.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply the sunscreen to the treatment area every two hours when exposed to the sun.
  • Clean area daily with mild soap and water and pat dry.
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident.
  • Apply moisturizers for sensitive skin as needed.
  • For patients who are prone to break outs or have sebaceous skin, consider waiting 24 hours before applying any topical products.
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
  • Discomfort may be relived by using cool gel packs or acetaminophen.
  • If blistering occurs, keep the area moist by applying Aquaphor three times a day or antibiotic ointment per the recommendation of the physician.
  • Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs until the treated areas are healed (at least 48 hours after treatment).

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Our Location

1908 Santa Monica Blvd #3, Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 829-5475

Hours of Operation

(Due to the Coronavirus “COVID-19” situation we have implemented revised hours):

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm *by appointment only