PicoSure - Overview

PicoSure for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

The problem – almost every woman will develop irregular pigmentation on her face after the age of 35 (often sooner). This is a result of hormones, sun, genetics and the environment. With time, this irregular skin coloration will appear on the neck, chest, hands, etc.

The solution – the PicoSure laser facial is a game changer. This laser fires 1,000 times faster than any other cosmetic laser. This means you can have resurfacing with no downtime. You can immediately apply makeup and return to work or play. You need to  plan 3 treatments, each done a month apart. Some women with more damage, may benefit from additional treatments.

This laser will stimulate your own collagen and elastin production. Your complexion will be radiant, and your fine lines will be diminished. Even hard to treat acne scarring will be diminished.

Unlike most other lasers, this is safe for skin types 1-5, which means as long as your skin is not very dark, you can safely use this laser.

Stop using any active agents on your face 3 days before your treatment. If you have any pigmentation to your skin, we want to pretreat your skin with hydroquinone to decrease the activity of the melanocytes. You cannot do the PicoSure treatment while you are tanned on your face.

The treatment is rapid and you just come in 30 minutes before your session to have a numbing cream applied.

We offer medical grade skin care, which can prolong the results from your PicoSure laser facial treatment.

PicoSure for tattoo removal

PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with pressure wave technology. This breakthrough laser fires 1,000 times faster than any other tattoo laser on the market and specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the successful shattering of just the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue.

Patients can expect to see complete removal in half the number of sessions than with other lasers. We have seen some black tattoos completely disappear with just three sessions! The PicoSure laser is also the only laser that can treat blue tattoos – read more >

1What to expect?
  • number of treatments needed is dependent on variables such as ink characteristics, size of tattoo, location on body, and lifestyle habits.
  • treatments typically occur every 6-8 weeks – we’ll develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
  • ghosting (which is the pale area left after a tattoo removal) rarely occurs, and if it does, it is typically very minor.




  • closeyoureyes
    Jacqueline is AMAZING! She makes sure that I'm as comfortable as possible when I'm getting PicoSure treatments to my chest/neck areas. She's very patient, gentle, and thorough. She also educated me on procedures that I ask her about as well as, beauty and nutrition myths, etc. You will get excellent care and educated by Jacqueline!
  • Jill C.
    Jacqueline is wonderful, the best Aesthetician I have ever had at Berman cosmetics. I have used many in the last 15 years and she is the most detailed, experienced and so knowledgeable about your skin and all the treatments she provides. I have had Skin tightening, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, HydraFacials, PicoSure Laser treatments. I would highly recommend Jackie when you go to Berman Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center in Sterling, VA.
    Jill C.
  • Mamae July
    This is about my experience with Jackie who saved my skin with her wonderful knowledge and experience. She did PicoSure on my melasma and I was so depressed to see my melasma that got super darker after been abroad. Thanks to her, my skin was saved!!! I couldn’t be happier with the results. I will be eternally grateful to Jackie and her dedication and professionalism! She went above and beyond!
    Mamae July
  • Yool-Bin Um
    I've been seeing Jackie since 2020 for a better skin and got an excellent result with micro needling with PRP, Pico Sure Laser. I'll definitely come back!
    Yool-Bin Um
  • Stephanie Jerger
    I did a 3-session package of Picosure with Jackie, who is wonderful and so skilled and knowledgeable in what she does. Despite being in my early 30’s, I hit the tanning booth hard in college and acquired some mild-to-moderate sun damage, requiring me to cake on the foundation and concealer to hide it. Picosure literally eliminated all of the sun damage and fine lines on my face that accumulated over the years. For the first time in a few years, I now get carded everywhere I go and get remarks about how young I look or that I look like I’m 20 when someone sees my age on my ID. Jackie did an amazing job, and I recommend Picosure to anyone looking to turn back the clock on their skin and complexion, minimize pores, eradicate sun/age spots, fine lines from sun damage, melasma, etc. Overall, I have nothing but the most positive things to say about Dr. Berman as a skilled plastic surgeon as well as such a kind and down-to-earth individual. All of his staff are so kind and welcoming as well. Wouldn’t think about going anywhere else!
    Stephanie Jerger
  • I did PicoSure with Jacqueline and she is super knowledgeable and skilled! She provided me so much guidance on how to maintain youthful skin. She was very patient to explain every question I had. I am so happy I found her! The procedure was pretty painless. I highly recommend her as skin care is her passion!
  • Persistent771
    My face has dramatically improved from the Piccosure. My skin tone is more even and I see fewer fine lines. I highly recommend it. My daughter has even noticed a huge improvement. The best part about it is there is no down time.
  • maidmw
    I've gone to other plastic surgery offices and Dr. Berman's is the best. The office staff is friendly without being pretentious. Dr. Berman is so lovely, friendly and more importantly, doesn't oversell. He actually said that I didn't need one of the services I came in for. :-). I had Picosure for hyperpigmentation on my chest and have been very satisfied. I was very self conscious about...See Full Review On RealSelf.com
  • RealSelf.com
    My face has dramatically improved from the Piccosure. My skin tone is more even and I see fewer fine lines. I highly recommend it. My daughter has even noticed a huge improvement. The best part about it is there is no down time.
  • RealSelf.com
    My skin hyperpigments like crazy. My forehead and cheeks had big brown blotches the color of paper bags. After the picosure treatments I no longer needed to keep combing my hair over my forehead. trea.
  • From RealSelf.com
    My esthetician is Jackie. I had a really good experience with the Picosure laser. I also had an amazing hydrafacial with her. She is fantastic! Dr. Berman instructed me to use Hydroquinone to help with the overall appearance of my skin. I give them 5 stars all around!
    From RealSelf.com

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