How PicoWay works?
PicoWay is a picosecond laser that uses a high power laser beam with ultra-short pulses to transform skin. The ultra-short pulses avoid heating the skin. The laser reaches under the skin for its impact, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact. This process is called sub-surface ablation.
PicoWay has the shortest pulses of any picosecond laser available today.
PicoWay and PicoWay Resolve work in two ways:
PicoWay: Targets pigment in the skin. Pigment can be either natural, like a dark spot that forms over time or it can be pigmented that is added to the skin, like in the case of tattoos. The laser hits the pigment and shatters it into tiny particles that are no longer seen through the skin.
PicoWay Resolve: The laser beam in PicoWay Resolve is formed from the same beam used in PicoWay, but it is split into over 100 identical beams, or beamlets. These beamlets reach below the skin in areas that are evenly spaced apart. Because the laser is so fast and powerful, it leads to tiny areas under the skin vaporizing using a non-thermal (not heating) effect, called a “photoacoustic” effect. Tiny open spaces are created under the skin that are then replaced over time with new collagen and elastin growth. PicoWay literally works from the inside out. The treatment does not cause the outer layer of the skin to break, so patients experience no to low downtime after treatment.
PicoWay Resolve is an effective treatment for acne scars and wrinkles, both conditions that are related to lack of collagen in the skin. Patients in clinical studies showed high rates of satisfaction with treatment.
How Many PicoWay treatments?
For some conditions, results with PicoWay are visible after the first treatment. With others, a series of brief 15-20 minute treatments may be needed.