Transform your skin from the inside out. The PicoWay laser treats acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions (dark spots) from ALL areas of the body, and removes black and multi-color tattoos.
The PicoWay laser system is FDA and CE cleared, and it uses a picosecond(the fastest possible) laser beam with high power and ultra-short pulses to transform your skin from the inside out! The PicoWay laser treats acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions (dark spots), and removes black and multi-color tattoos. The PicoWay laser first became known for its tattoo and pigment removal capabilities, but it continues to grow in use for acne scars and wrinkles. The PicoWay laser uses different hand pieces and laser wavelengths for treatment of these conditions, which your provider will use according to what’s right for you and your skin.
PicoWay removes tattoos
The PicoWay system is a high power laser with ultra short pulses that shatters tattoo ink, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact. The PicoWay laser treats a wide range of tattoo colors across a broad range of skin types. Over a series of treatments, the PicoWay laser can eliminate most tattoos. That’s why the PicoWay laser is the tattoo removal laser of choice by Well Medical Arts, Seattle’s leading tattoo removal clinic. Learn more about PicoWay tattoo removal treatments here: https://wellmedicalarts.com/seattle-tattoo-removal/
PicoWay treats dark spots
Skin discoloration is common, yet treatable. Dark spots, or benign pigmented lesions, 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. Learn more about PicoWay pigmentation treatments here: PicoWay – Pigment lightening, dark spots, sun spots.
PicoWay treats melasma and nevus of ota.
The PicoWay is the latest generation Picosecond laser and the most appropriate treatment for Melasma because of the way the laser is generated with very little heat. The unique picosecond speed of the laser creates photo-acoustic energy to clear the melasma. Learn more about PicoWay and the treatment of Melasma here: PicoWay – Melasma Treatment
PicoWay treats acne scars
Did you know that nearly 40% of those with acne have some degree of scarring? Many acne scars result from a loss of collagen in the skin. PicoWay Resolve treatments use an ultra-short, picosecond laser that reaches below the surface of the skin to stimulate production of collagen and elastin, without breaking the outermost layer of the skin. In clinical studies, 94% of treated areas improved and patients were highly satisfied with results. Learn more about PicoWay Acne Scars treatments here: PicoWay – Acne Scar reduction treatment
PicoWay treats wrinkles and fine lines
The PicoWay Resolve applicator on the PicoWay system is a non-invasive, needle free treatment option for wrinkles. Resolve uses ultra-short laser pulses to reach under the skin, without breaking the outer layer of the skin. Picosecond lasers are proven to stimulate collagen and elastin. Learn more about PicoWay wrinkle treatments here: PicoWay – Treats fine lines and wrinkles
PicoWay reduces pore size
PicoWay Resolve is a laser treatment that can reduce the appearance of large pores quite dramatically. The name PicoWay comes from hyper-short laser pulses called “picoseconds,” while PicoWay Resolve multiplies those laser beams into 100 “beamlets” to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin proteins. In other words, skin is strengthened and enriched. Goodbye large pores, hello sleek cheeks! Learn more about poor size reduction at: PicoWay – Poor Reduction Treatment
PicoWay lightens skin in intimate areas
Laser Skin Lightening is a Cosmetic Laser Procedure that aims to reverse skin darkening and scarring around Intimate areas namely the Vaginal Labia, Bikini Area, Inner Thighs, Perianal Area. It also encompasses areas involving a fold like Underarms, Back of Neck, Elbows and Knees. Learn more about intimate skin lightening at: PicoWay – Intimate Skin Lightening
Picoway treatment benefits
Picoway gives us the ability to perform low to no downtime laser treatments! 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. Patients treated for acne scars and wrinkles can resume normal activities – and even apply makeup – within a day of treatment.
Picoway works in two ways
PicoWay laser handpieces come in either full beam or split beam types. Each handpiece is designed for a particular use or uses, some for tattoos and some for removal of pigment or treatment of wrinkles or acne scars.
All 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.
What is the Picoway Resolve?
The laser beams in PicoWay Resolve and Resolve Fusion handpieces are split from a central beam into 100 identical beams, or beamlets. Resolve Fusion has a wider coverage area than Resolve. These beamlets reach below the skin’s surface in areas that are spaced evenly apart. Because the laser is so fast and powerful, it creates a non-thermal effect, called a “photoacoustic” effect. Tiny open spaces are created under the skin that are then filled in over time with the growth of new collagen and elastin.
The PicoWay laser literally works from the inside out. The treatment does not cause the outer layers of the skin to break, so patients enjoy low to no downtime after treatment.
Is Picoway the right laser for me?
If you are looking for a laser treatment that acts below the surface of the skin and offers low to no downtime, then the PicoWay laser may be the right laser for you. Ask your provider if PicoWay laser treatment can minimize your acne scars or wrinkles or remove bothersome dark spots and tattoos that you no longer want.
Is the Picoway laser safe?
Side effects with the PicoWay laser are typically transient 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 redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, tingling or purplish spots. These effects will differ, however, depending on the treatment you receive.
Are Picoway treatments painful?
Your level of discomfort depends on the type treatment you receive. For example, those undergoing tattoo removal are more likely to experience some discomfort. However, when undergoing the PicoWay Resolve treatment, patients treated for wrinkles generally reported lower levels of pain, and only mild discomfort from those treated for acne scars or dark spots.
How soon can I expect to see results?
You may be able to see initial improvement after just the first treatment. However, this depends on the condition treated, and multiple sessions are typically necessary to achieve optimal results.
With PicoWay Resolve treatment, most patients reported low levels of pain during treatment for wrinkles and mild to no discomfort for acne scar treatment.
Can I return to normal activities after treatment?
Most people can return to their activities of daily living shortly after treatment. For some treatments you can expect to have redness for a few days usually fully resolving within 3-4 days. Following tattoo removal you may need a bandage to keep the treatment area clean and dry for a few days.
Please schedule a complimentary laser consultation prior to scheduling your treatment.
To ensure you are ready for your treatments and to achieve the best results we request that all laser patients schedule a complimentary laser consultation prior to scheduling treatments. At this appointment, we will assess your skin, answer all of your questions, and make sure you are best prepared to start your treatment.