Skin discoloration is common, yet treatable. Dark spots, or benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, liver spots (age spots), and café-au-lait (brown patches), appear in many people on different areas of the skin. Some spots are related to excessive sun exposure. Others, can be caused by hormone changes, often impacting women following pregnancy. Many of these skin discolorations can be distressing and affect quality of life.
THE CLEAR SOLUTION FOR PIGMENTATION
Picoway® is an advanced laser solution for benign pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, lentigines, Nevus of Ota, Café-au-Lait and more. This breakthrough technology uses ultra-short picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses to break down the pigment into the smallest particles.
The pigmentation handpieces on the PicoWay laser target pigment in the skin. Pigment can be naturally formed, caused by too much melanin in the skin. This appears as dark spots on the skin that can either be seen at birth or form over time from sun damage (sometimes called sun spots), aging, or even be a result of medical conditions. Pigment can also be added to the skin, in the form of ink in a tattoo. In either case, the PicoWay laser targets the pigment and shatters it into tiny particles that are no longer seen through the skin.
The PicoWay® laser uses a high power laser beam with ultra-short pulses to transform your skin from the inside out! PicoWay treats acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and removes unwanted tattoos – all with low to no downtime.
Low to no downtime
The PicoWay® laser uses a photoacoustic, rather than a photothermal effect, which means the skin doesn’t overheat and lead to long downtime. PicoWay laser users typically have low to no downtime after treatment.
FEW TREATMENTS, BETTER RESULTS, MINIMAL DISCOMFORTPicoway® treats a wide range of pigmented lesions with
- Clearance in just a few treatments
- Better results
- Minimal discomfort
Q ABOUT PICOWAY
The PicoWay laser is an ultra-fast picosecond laser that treats acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions and tattoo removal.
PicoWay Resolve is a treatment on the PicoWay laser system, using a laser handpiece that splits the full beam into tiny microbeams. This allows treatment of conditions like acne scars, wrinkles and dark spots.
PicoWay laser treatments are typically brief (15-20 minutes) and are done over a series of treatment sessions spaced weeks apart. Our doctor will recommend a treatment plan that works best for you
If you are looking for a laser treatment that acts below the surface of the skin and offers low to no downtime, PicoWay may be the right laser for you. Ask your doctor if the PicoWay laser can help minimize your acne scars or wrinkles, of if it can remove bothersome dark spots or tattoos that you no longer want.
Side effects with the PicoWay laser are typically mild and temporary and expected as part of the laser treatment. Patients experience low to no downtime. In some cases, patients may use a topical anesthetic to enhance comfort during the treatment. More common side effects include mild redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding.These effects will differ, however, depending on the treatment you receive.
How the PicoWay laser feels will be dependent on the treatment you receive. Those undergoing tattoo removal are likely to experience some pain and discomfort with treatment.
With PicoWay Resolve treatment, most patients reported low levels of pain during treatment for wrinkles and mild discomfort for acne scar or dark spot treatment.
Depending on the condition treated, you may be able to see initial improvement as early as after the first treatment. Typically, multiple treatment sessions are needed. As an example, a clinical study of benign pigmented lesions found that after 2 treatments, 87% of lesions had a least good response.
Yes, the PicoWay laser has low to no downtime. Most people can return to their activities of daily living shortly after treatment. You may need a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days following tattoo removal.
The PicoWay laser is a picosecond laser with high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations for a photoacoustic, rather than a photothermal effect that heats the skin. PicoWay patients report high patient satisfaction and low to no downtime.