Enlighten Picogenesis

PICO Genesis is the newest development by Cutera as a no downtime laser treatment for radiant skin.  This 2-in-1 laser treatment restores balance and clarity to skin gently, predictably and quickly.  PICO Genesis is non-invasive, with minimal downtime, and takes about 20 minutes. PICO Genesis gives optimal results in as little as 2 treatments to make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and more even.  PICO Genesis is safe in all skin types and on the face and body and Dr. Holcomb at Pure Dermatology has experience treating all skin types and ethnicities with this PICO Genesis.


For dark or well-defined dark spots, a second setting on the Enlighten laser may be used in addition PICO Genesis and this can result in some downtime of the spots treated but with excellent clearance.


PICO Genesis can be used to treat the following:


  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Liver spots
  • Pigmentary problems
  • Even skin tone
  • Improving skin texture
  • Return skin to its youthful state
  • Pigmentary concerns
  • Brighter/radiant complexion
  • Under eye texture
  • Face and body


Patients may experience mild pinkness and swelling for a few hours following the treatment but can expect to return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.  It does not compromise the skin so you can put on makeup or return to work immediately after.  Rarely, about 1/50 people experience a bumpy, itchy reaction that is easily treated with over the counter anti-histamines.