PicoSure laser therapy by Dr. Michael K. Lee

Dr. Michael K. Lee believes his patients in and beyond Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo deserve the best, which drives him to secure the most advanced skincare technology currently on the market. PicoSure therapy in Mission Viejo is known for rapidly clearing away difficult-to-target tattoo inks by using picosecond energy pulses. The mechanism is called PressureWave, and it precisely decimates ink while the unmarked skin areas remain perfectly preserved. 

Why choose Dr. Michael K. Lee?

Education and background

Dr. Michael K. Lee was born in Oahu, Hawaii, and received his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. After pursuing advanced training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, Dr. Lee went on to complete an elite Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He is double-board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been honored with multiple prestigious awards, including the Elvin L. Shelton Award for Excellence and the Dr. Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Treatment approach 

Dr. Lee has had a lifelong passion for plastic surgery, relishing the technical aspects of the field while focusing on consummate artistry. He provides concierge care to every patient, carefully listening to their unique goals in order to craft a one-of-a-kind treatment plan. Patients can feel the difference from the moment they walk through the door, knowing they will be listened to, valued, and respected. Dr. Lee is known for his dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and adherence to aesthetic excellence. He will go above and beyond to create a nuanced, elegant, natural-looking outcome that is painstakingly tailored to the individual.

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What is PicoSure?

The PicoSure is a unique laser system designed to rejuvenate the skin using shorter energy bursts instead of a constant heat stream. This helps to minimize skin damage while being able to target the problem areas more precisely. The PicoSure technology allows for addressing many concerns, including hyperpigmentation, freckles, acne scarring, wrinkles, and no-longer-wanted tattoos. Patients getting PicoSure in Mission Viejo appreciate the laser for its non-invasive approach and limited downtime.

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How does PicoSure work?

The PicoSure laser triggers the body’s natural self-healing mechanism to rebuild tissue and achieve a healthier appearance overall. It comes with three different wavelengths, making it highly versatile. For tattoo removal, the PicoSure can remove deeply embedded pigments across a wide array of skin tones and ink colors. The 532 nm setting is effective for eliminating red, violet, yellow, orange, and brown ink pigments, while the 755 nm setting can target and destroy ink colors such as blue, black, and green, which are notoriously difficult to remove. Instead of transmuting energy into heat, the PicoSure turns energy into pressure and can quickly banish melasma below the skin’s surface.

With the help of Dr. Lee, many Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Ladera Ranch PicoSure patients have benefited from this procedure. 

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What are the benefits of PicoSure?

Lake Forest PicoSure patients and others coming to see Dr. Lee can expect to see the following benefits:

  • Removes tattoos of all colors more effectively in fewer sessions than other lasers on the market.
  • It comes with minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately after their sessions.
  • Safe for all skin tones, including darker skin hues.
  • Minimal discomfort when compared to other laser systems.
  • Reduced risk of scarring and other adverse side effects.
  • Boosts collagen to improve the skin’s texture and tone.
  • It helps to fade fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
  • Treats melasma and hyperpigmentation.
  • Treatments last just a few minutes.
  • Results can be significant within just a few appointments.
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What to expect after my PicoSure session in Mission Viejo, Forest Lake, and Ladera Ranch

PicoSure is known for its gentleness and minimal side effects and downtime. Mission Viejo PicoSure patients may experience temporary redness after treatment, like a mild sunburn. However, this will not interfere with the ability to resume a normal schedule immediately. Despite this, avoiding strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours is a good idea. Additionally, patients should protect their skin with sunblock to avoid hyperpigmentation. PicoSure sessions for the hands, arms, chest, neck, and face can be repeated 2-4 weeks apart.

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