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David Coy, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Indio, CA

If you have scars or areas of darker pigmentation, but you don’t have time for lengthy recovery periods, PicoSure® laser treatments may be an ideal solution for your skin concerns. David Coy MD, an experienced OB/GYN at First Desert Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Associates Inc. in Indio, California, offers the advanced technology of the PicoSure laser system by CynoSure®. PicoSure treatments revitalize your skin, reduce wrinkles, and diminish acne scars without downtime. Call the office or request the next available appointment online.

Pico Q & A

What is the PicoSure laser?

PicoSure by CynoSure is one of the most advanced and most effective laser technologies available today. It uses short-pulsed laser energy to treat a variety of skin conditions. The laser flashes rapidly in trillionths of a second — a “picosecond” —  to deliver effective thermal energy without damaging your skin.

PicoSure laser technology is highly effective at breaking up areas of dark pigmentation from:

  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Tattoo ink
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage

The laser itself delivers powerful energy to the treatment area while keeping the surrounding delicate tissue unharmed. It even minimizes the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, evenly toned, younger looking skin. And, it stimulates new collagen and elastin growth — the keys to firmer, smoother skin — without the pain or downtime that’s common with other skin revitalization laser treatments.

How does the PicoSure laser system work?

Unlike other laser skin rejuvenation treatments, PicoSure doesn’t rely on heat to burn away skin. Instead, it activates your body’s natural immune response using gentle pressure. As a result, there is minimal risk of injury or discomfort during the treatment, and no need for a long, painful recovery that interrupts your busy lifestyle.  

PicoSure treatments rely on the technology’s unique PressureWave™ system that converts laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure stimulates your skin cells deep below the surface of the treatment area into producing new collagen and elastin. You get the appearance of more youthful skin and diminished wrinkles and areas of darker pigmentation.

What can I expect from a PicoSure treatment?

Most women experience a mild sensation that feels like the snap of a rubber band against your skin. This is usually easily tolerated, as most treatments take just 10-15 minutes. If you’re concerned about discomfort, you can request a topical numbing cream.

After your PicoSure treatment, your skin may be red, as if you have a mild sunburn. This redness typically goes away in a few hours, and you can apply moisturizers and make-up immediately following your session. You can return to your daily routine without interruption.

Depending on the results you desire, Dr. Coy recommends an optimal number of treatments. Skin revitalization results from the PicoSure laser are long-lasting, too, but you may want to come in for maintenance treatments every six months or so to slow the appearance of wrinkles and minimize new sun spots or age spots.

To learn more about the advanced technology of the PicoSure system, call to schedule an appointment or request one online.