PicoWay® is an advanced laser treatment that is FDA cleared for tattoo removal, pigmentation, skin irregularities such as acne scars, and wrinkles. This breakthrough technology uses ultra-fast pulses known as picoseconds (trillionths of a second) to break down the pigment into the smallest particles.
PicoWay® Resolve uses holographic diffractive beam-splitter technology to create a two dimensional array of LIOBs (Laser Induced Optical Breakdown). The LIOBs can be focused in the epidermis, using the 532nm wavelength, or in the dermis, using the 1064nm wavelength. PicoWay Resolve acts by creating tiny open spaces, called vacuoles, under the skin where new collagen and elastin are built and can transform the skin over time.
Laser light is targeted at unwanted pigment in ultrashort picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the pigment into very tiny particles which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay Resolve laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a more comfortable treatment and little to no down time for the patient.
PicoWay® treatments selectively treat the melanin pigmentation while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. After treatments, patients will experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. The skin will typically resolve to normal pigmentation color within 24-72 hours.
PicoWay® treatments are typically brief (20-30 minutes) and are done over a series of treatment sessions spaced weeks apart. Your provider will recommend a treatment plan that works best for you.