Pico Genesis

Renew Wellness Center

Pico Genesis

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Utilizing ultra-short pulses, Pico Genesis laser treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce the visibility of sun damage and hyperpigmentation such as age spots, melasma, large pores and pigmented lesions along with smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Best of all? Other than some slight redness or flaking due to its efficacy – there is no downtime associated with this top-of-the-line procedure!


Pico genesis Treatment

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How to prepare for your appointment


  • Do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment 

  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be clean-shaven. 

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc. 

  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.) 

  • Notify your provider of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment 

  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment 


• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.

• The treatment should take approximately 30 minutes.

• No numbing is required. 


  •  Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage 

  • Bruising, redness, and swelling may occur and will resolve with time 

  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 48 hours 

  • Avoid skin irritants such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc. 2-3 days post-treatment 

  • The treated pigment will darken within 24-48 hours 

  • Do not pick at treated areas 

  • The treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week 

  • The treated pigment will exfoliate off of your body in approximately 2-3 weeks 

  • Notify our office of concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.) 

  • Consult with your provider on when to resume your regular skincare regimen 


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Pico Genesis FAQ


Pico Genesis is the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic laser platform for multiple aesthetic applications including acne scar treatment, removal of pigmented lesions and wrinkle treatment. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Patients can improve the look of their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigment or treating wrinkles and acne scars faster than ever before. The process is non-invasive and the laser concentrates on any problem areas you may have whether it's age spots, freckles, sun damage, pigmented lesions, fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars.


Pico Genesis is an ultra-fast laser technology that can help improve the appearance of common skin issues and unwanted signs of aging. The technology is ideal for patients of all skin types and tones. While some people turn to solutions like plastic surgery, not everyone is a candidate for a facelift or other invasive procedures. Plus, surgery involves weeks of recovery and lengthy downtime. With the Pico Genesis at Renew Wellness Center, there is very little recovery time involved, and patients can see results soon after treatment.

How does it work?

Pico Genesis treatments are surprisingly gentle. A non-invasive laser treatment, the non-ablative laser energy means that the surface of your skin is not injured by the laser; instead, the pressurized energy from the Pico Genesis patented Pressure Wave photoacoustic laser means that multiple layers of your skin can be penetrated without causing damage. Likewise, some other laser treatments injure the skin to stimulate natural regeneration, but Pico Genesis only requires thermal energy to stimulate the production of collagen and the turnover of new cells.


What skin conditions can you treat?

  • Melasma

  • Sun Damage

  • Underlying Redness

  • Acne

  • Pigmented Lesions

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Enlarged Pores


This is a total skin rejuvenation treatment, which means it addresses multiple anti-aging skin concerns at one time. Unlike some treatments that only focus on restoring skin volume or erasing dark spots, the Pico Genesis laser can rejuvenate both the dermis and sub-dermal layers of skin at one time. This all-in-one treatment can be your solution for dynamic age-related skin concerns, meaning it can correct issues such as:

  • Skin laxity

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Dark spots and sun damage

  • Scarring

  • Uneven skin tone and texture

  • Melasma

  • Underlying Redness

  • Acne

  • Diminish Pigmented Lesions

  • Shrink Enlarged Pores


Am I a candidate for pico genesis?

Yes, Everyone is a candidate for Pico Genesis.

Can Pico genesis be used on all skin types?

Pico Genesis is safe for all skin types.

How long does the treatment take?

30 Minutes

How many treatments will I need?

To improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions will require only a few treatments. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments; however during the consultation, we will discuss treatment expectations with you.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most patients find the procedure tolerable. We do offer pain control measures to our patients that find the treatment uncomfortable. Pico Genesis delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. Pico Genesis is safe for pigmented skin!

Is there downtime?

You may experience 24 hours of redness. 

When will I see results?

The results for this treatment will appear gradually as your skin's natural regenerative abilities. For most patients, results are first visible about 2 or 3 weeks after the first appointment. Your results will continue to improve until your last treatment, or until optimal results have been achieved. However, depending on your treatment goals, you may notice results sooner or later than other patients.

Can Pico Genesis remove melasma?

The Pico Genesis laser is a unique treatment option for melasma because it does not produce heat. Without heat, there is no risk of causing inflammation in the skin and therefore no risk for triggering melasma.