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Retinol or Laser Treatments: Which Is The Most Effective Anti-Ageing Treatment?

Cynosure Skin Revitalization

With ageing being a prominent skin concern and maintaining a youthful and radiant complexion becoming a top propriety amongst many Australian women, it comes as no surprise that there are an abundance of treatments and methods available on the market to reverse the signs of ageing.

Retinol is becoming an increasingly popular skincare ingredient that many women choose when looking to combat the signs of skin ageing. However, in comparison to skin revitalisation laser treatments, which is the most effective, safe and efficient option for you to choose?

Often recognised as being ‘the holy grail of skincare’, retinol is a form of Vitamin A and is described as a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that works to enhance your skin’s collagen production and accelerate cell turnover to improve the appearance of skin texture and tone, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.

However, everyone’s skin can react differently to Retinol. For some it can be quite effective, but if used incorrectly, over used or used in combination with the wrong products it can have the potential to irritate or aggravate the skin and cause redness, flakiness, peeling and over sensitivity, which can result in permanent skin damage.

Further to this, not all retinols are the same. Retinol is just one of the many types of retinoids that are available in the market, all available at varying strengths that can be tolerated by the skin. With so many options and formulations to choose from it can be difficult to determine if you are selecting the correct product for your skin type to achieve the results you are after.

Like all topically applied skincare products, in order to see visible results, it can take a significant amount of time, investment and commitment. While dermatologists report that you should witness small changes in your complexion after 4 weeks, it can take up to 3 months to see any significant changes in the skin – and even then, visible results are not always guaranteed.

In comparison, PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatments are safe, fast and effective. FDA approved and TGA Listed, PicoSure is proven to treat and improve the appearance of a number of common skin concerns, such as acne scarring, pigmentation and pigmented lesions, sun damage, enlarged pores and an uneven or textured skin surface. Harnessing FOCUS Lens Array technology, PicoSure targets damaged cells and encourages the body’s natural healing process, boosting the production of collagen for a smoother, clearer and flawless complexion that you have always wanted.


Choosing PicoSure means you are guaranteed to receive the highest standard of skin revitalisation, with little to no negative side effects and minimal downtime required.

Contact us today to find your closest PicoSure clinic and get started on your journey to youthful and revitalised skin.

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