With industry-leading peak power, four separate emission modes, unique OptiBeam handpiece design, and three true laser wavelengths — the Discovery series offers the power and precision that drives real results while minimizing discomfort. The powerful Discover Pico Plus is highly effective on hard-to-treat tattoo ink colors and pigments. Add a chilled IPL, erbium, and fractional handpiece to effectively treat wrinkles, fine-lines, acne scars, vascular lesions as well as unwanted hair. The Discovery Pico Derm is an ideal pico-second laser solution for those practices looking for all the benefits of the Discovery Pico system but do not need a tattoo removal machine.
The Discovery Pico laser goes beyond conventional picosecond lasers by combining the highest power possible with more wavelengths and treatment modes. The Discovery Pico laser can effectively treat all tattoo colors precisely and evenly. The high peak power and short pulse durations means it will fragment even the deepest pigments.
The Discovery Pico is also designed to reduce the discomfort and recovery time often associated with laser tattoo removal. Skin heals quickly and evenly, and there is little risk of permanent scarring or discoloration of the skin.
Of course, the number of treatments needed will depend on each individual’s unique circumstances, but the Discovery Pico makes it possible to achieve optimum outcomes in fewer sessions than almost any other tattoo removal machine.
Non-ablative (surface skin is left intact)
WHAT IT IS USED FOR: Smoothing fine-to-moderate lines, evening out brown spots, and improving overall glow with a quick 5-day recovery
HOW IT WORKS: Heat generated by the laser stimulates collagen production without destroying the epidermis. It is typically performed over one to two treatments, two to four months apart, under topical anesthesia. This treatment is safer for ethnic skin types than ablative lasers, but women with skin tone as light as actress Lucy Liu should proceed with extra caution. (Note: The laser can be calibrated at a lower intensity to minimize risks, but extra sessions may be needed.)
HOW IT FEELS: Less painful than ablative procedures, these treatments give a warming sensation, rather than the feeling of pins and needles. Post procedure, it will feel like a bad sunburn for about 10 minutes. For the next three to five days, the skin will be pink and feel like sandpaper. Mineral makeup can be used to camouflage the temporary changes.
For skin resurfacing, Odinet Skin Care uses the minimally invasive Pearl laser from Cutera. It reduces or eliminates brown age spots and sun spots, and improves skin texture, fine lines, skin clarity and sun damage. Following a Pearl treatment, the skin will have a healthy, pearl-like glow.Another laser treatment available at Odinet Skin Care is the Cutera Laser Genesis. It is different that other non-ablative lasers, in that it uses less heat to slowly warm the skin to produce healthy collagen within the skin. The easiest, most subtle approach to evening the texture of skin, Laser Genesis also reduces fine lines, large pores and general redness.The laser that treats the widest range of vessels is the CoolGlide 1064 nm Nd:YAG from Cutera. It is used by the licensed skin care therapists at Odinet Skin Care to remove superficial telangiectasia on the face, mid-depth spider veins, and deep blue veins on the legs.
Ablative (i.e., skin-wounding) Fractional Resurfacing
WHAT IT IS USED FOR: Smoothing fine-to-deep lines and evening out brown spots in a single treatment. Can also help tighten lax skin.
HOW IT WORKS: The laser beam strikes the skin in thousands of places, destroying tissue a millimeter deep–only in microscopic spots (think perforated paper). Surrounding skin remains intact, allowing for faster recovery than the original ablative devices, but with more intense results than the non-ablative Pearl laser. This “hole-punching” fires up the body’s wound-healing response, which generates collagen and smooths out wrinkles. It is riskier for women of color, but can be executed successfully at a doctor’s discretion.
HOW IT FEELS: It is generally performed with local anesthesia, similar to what you’d get in a dentist’s office. After 15 minutes of post-treatment discomfort and an application of ice packs, pain is minimal. For 24 to 36 hours, skin oozes and bleeds (just as pretty as it sounds), followed by five days of crustiness. Once the crust peels, new, pink skin emerges. Makeup can then be worn. Expect complete healing within two weeks. (FYI, this laser comes in three varieties: CO2, Erbium, and YSGG. CO2 is harshest and is not used at Odinet Skin Care. The YSGG offers the quickest, easiest recovery.)
Odinet Skin Care uses the Pearl Fractional Laser from Cutera. It is a single treatment procedure for significant sun damage and deep dermal imperfections. The Pearl Fractional volumizes skin by stimulating new collagen growth. It improves skin imperfections around the eye and mouth areas, which surgery does not help.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
WHAT IT IS USED FOR: Eliminating brown spots and other sun-induced discoloration, plus spot-treating broken capillaries. When performed with non-ablative fractional treatments, IPL can amplify skin tone-evening benefits, but it has no effect on wrinkles.
HOW IT WORKS: While not a “laser” per se, IPL devices work much the same. Short pulses of bright white light pinpoint brown pigment cells and redness, which are damaged when they absorb the light and heat it creates. Safe for most skin types, a doctor or licensed skin care therapist may dial down the intensity for darker skin tones to avoid the slim risk of de-pigmentation.
HOW IT FEELS: Like a sunburn. Patients experience slight swelling and pinkness the day of the procedure, but there’s no downtime–giving it the reputation as a “lunchtime” treatment.
Odinet Skin Care uses the LimeLight Facial by Cutera for skin rejuvenation. It is a safe treatment with high patient satisfaction. LimeLight evens out red or mottled complexions and fades or eliminates brown age spots, sun spots and tiny vessels.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a cosmetic skin treatment. People may use it to reduce the signs of aging or remove unwanted hair. Other uses include reducing the appearance of scars, lightening darker patches of skin, and improving the appearance of spider veins.