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The PicoSure, it's similar to a lot of lasers that are treating various skin conditions. When I do it, it can be painful, so we take great care to make the procedure as comfortable as possible to our patients.
We use a very strong topical anesthetic that's compounded by the pharmacy specifically for us. We actually leave it on for about an hour before the procedure and use ice packs.
With this combination, patients have tolerated the procedure extremely well and I've had multiple patients tell me that it was far more comfortable than previous laser procedures that they've had.

What Does the PicoSure Laser Feel Like?

Dr. Sean A. Simon discusses what the PicoSure laser feels like. Curious? Hear his answer.