Pico Laser in Orange County

Skin diagram with Pico Laser


Pico laser is an advanced laser technology offering a multifaceted approach to skin rejuvenation and treating brown spots, acne scarring, overall texture, and tattoos. It is the most precise way to treat brown spots, especially light brown spots on the face and body that are difficult to treat and cannot be improved with intense pulsed light (IPL) devices. Pico laser in Orange County is the gold standard for brown spot treatment.

How Does It Work?

The Pico laser technology works by sending very short pulses of energy to the targeted areas. The energy is highly concentrated but gentle on the outer layers of the skin. The impact on the pigment cells is intense enough to shatter skin pigments, but no heat is produced.

This means you get the best effect on dispersing pigmentation in the skin but usually do not have any pain or discomfort.


The results of the laser treatment are based on photomechanical effects rather than photothermal effects. The laser’s energy mechanically breaks down the pigments rather than heating them to break them down.

The Pico laser is customizable to different skin types and conditions, which makes it suitable for a wide range of people. Dr. Lenore Sikorski customizes each treatment based on your aesthetic goals. Pico laser treatments in Orange County can be customized to the intensity, depth, and area covered by the laser.

Pigmented Areas

One of the primary applications of the Pico laser has been in treating hyperpigmentation. These are areas of the skin that are darker than the surrounding areas and can be the result of sunspots, freckles, and age spots. Any type of hyperpigmentation can be treated so the pigment particles are shattered, and your body eliminates them naturally.

Laser Toning

Pico Genesis is used for laser “toning,” a low downtime skin treatment that helps with texture, fine lines, color, and acne scars. This laser can be used safely on all skin types.

Pico Laser Tattoo Removal

Pico lasers are the best treatment for all tattoos. The Pico Enlighten has three different wavelengths so that blue, green, yellow, red, and black tattoos can be treated. We love to add the PFD patch so that we can do multiple treatments at each session and decrease both the heat and the risk of scarring.

Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging

The mechanical application of the Pico laser also stimulates the production of collagen. In the long run, this helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves your skin’s elasticity, and helps to reduce textural irregularities such as acne scars. Because the device allows Dr. Sikorski precise control over the area being treated, it can also be applied to areas around the lips or eyes without the risk of burning or discoloration.

Acne Scarring

Acne scars are usually very stubborn and can last for years. The Pico laser allows Dr. Sikorski to trigger the natural healing process and collagen production. This helps to remodel and repair the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

What Can Pico Laser Help You With?

Promotes Collagen and Elastin Production

The Pico laser helps to promote your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, the two protein molecules your body uses as structural elements for your ski and to produce skin elasticity.

By promoting collagen and elastin production, the Pico laser in Orange County improves your skin’s radiance and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scar tissue. Essentially, it helps renew the skin from the inside out, and as a result, you achieve brighter, healthier, and more radiant skin.

What Is a PFD Patch?

A PFD patch is silicone gel infused with perfluorodecalin, which lessens the laser whitening, or frost, allowing multiple laser passes in a single tattoo session. It helps provide a safe and faster tattoo clearing and protects the skin from laser heat. The patch reduces the number of treatment sessions needed to remove the ink.


Pico laser is one of the few lasers that is effective and safe for most skin types and tones. The gentleness of the procedure means that any side effects will resolve within one to two days.

These typically include some redness or slight swelling. How much redness you experience will depend on the intensity of your treatment. Most people can safely return to school or work immediately after the treatment.

Some makeup products interfere with the healing process, so you should avoid any foundation or face powder until your face is fully healed. You should also avoid rubbing or scratching the area that was treated. We recommend washing your face gently using cool water and an oil-free cleanser and avoiding exposure to UV rays from the sun.

Schedule Your Pico Laser Consultation in Orange County

Dr. Sikorski has served Orange County for 30 years. She will work with you to customize your treatment plan so you leave Natural Image OC feeling your best. Contact us today and schedule an appointment to find out how Pico Laser in Orange County can help you achieve smooth, clear skin.