PicoWay is a laser so fast it’s measured in picoseconds (a trillionth of a second). The speed and peak energy at which it operates allows for a fast, effective, and safe laser skin treatments with low to no downtime, that doesn’t require any topical numbing.
The PicoWay system delivers high peak power and the shortest pulse durations for a non-thermal photoacoustic effect that transforms the skin from inside out. With this innovative laser we are able to:
- Significantly improve acne scars and wrinkles with a series of quick, 15-20 minute treatments, with low to no downtime.
- Treat a range of dark spots and moles with flexibility in depth and spot size.
Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction
Wrinkles form naturally by skin aging and our dynamic expressions (like smiling and frowning). As we get older, we lose collagen and elastin, so the wrinkles start to form permanent “ridges” that are visible even without the dynamic expressions.
The PicoWay stimulates collagen and elastin growth in the treated area, reducing the ridges that have formed over the years.
In a study with 72 participants, 92% showed improvement rate in wrinkle appearance at a 12-week follow-up visit.
Acne Scars Reduction
Acne scars are a common problem worldwide. It is estimated that over 650 million people are living with acne, and its effects often result in permanent acne scarring.
Many acne scars are caused by a lack of collagen in the skin. The PicoWay laser is able to help build collagen and elastin, allowing for a visible improvement in mild to severe acne scarring.
94% of treated scars were improved after 3 to 4 treatments using the PicoWay.
Dark Spots Reduction
Skin discolouration is common yet treatable. Dark spots, or benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, liver spots, and café-au-lait spots (brown patches), appear in many people and on different areas of the skin.
Some are caused by sun exposure while others by hormone changes (like melasma, often following pregnancy).
PicoWay minimizes dark spots by targeting the pigment below the skin surfaces and the ultra-short laser light pulses breaks it into tiny particles.
96% of treated discolourations showed at least 50% clearance after 2 treatments. 87% of treated discolourations demonstrated a good to excellent response in lightening after 2 treatments.
How does the PicoWay rejuvenation works?
The PicoWay has several handpieces that allow it to operate for different needs. For rejuvenation, we use the resolve handpieces which allows us to treat acne scarring and wrinkles, while the Zoom handpiece allows us to treat dark spots and moles.
The Resolve handpiece fractionates the laser into 101 small beams that are highly effective for collagen growth stimulation, while the Zoom handpiece focuses a single beam at a specific spot to eradicate the pigment.
The laser works using picosecond technology and it operates at a range between 300-375 picoseconds. The laser is designed to work be effective below the skin surface, therefore not breaking the upper dermis layer.
The laser ultra-speed is so fast that the body doesn’t even “recognize” the penetration, allowing for a near pain-free treatment with minimal discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the area and the concern that you have. Skin tightening and acne scarring may require 4-6 treatments, while dark spots and moles may only require 1-2 treatments.
In most cases, the treatments will be spaced about 3 to 8 weeks apart.
For more information about PicoWay Rejuvenation laser skin treatments in Vancouver, BC, contact us.