Picoway is an FDA-approved picosecond laser that addresses wrinkles, pigmented lesions (dark spots), acne scars, and the removal of tattoos. PicoWay initially gained popularity for its ability to remove tattoos and color, but its application for wrinkles and acne scars rapidly received notice. PicoWay uses different handpieces and laser wavelengths to address these problems. The PicoWay Zoom Handpieces can remove dark spots and tattoos, while the PicoWay Resolve Handpieces address wrinkles and acne scars. Of all the available picosecond lasers for aesthetic applications, PicoWay has the shortest pulse durations. It provides efficient treatments with little to no recovery time. If you want to learn more about Picoway laser, please, click here. 


How Does Picoway Work?

Picoway procedures use a picosecond laser with great strength and the shortest laser pulses. The PicoWay’s ultra-short pulses are important because they provide a “photoacoustic” impact rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach, which warms the skin and may have adverse side effects like downtime and scarring. These ultra-short laser pulses result in little to no downtime after treatment. Within a day of treatment, users can resume their regular activities and even apply makeup to skin that has been treated for wrinkles or acne scars. 

The PicoWay laser penetrates the skin to produce its effect while protecting the top layer of the skin. The incredibly brief pulses vaporize targets before the skin has an opportunity to become hot. Targets include places in the dermis (a layer beneath the outer skin) where microscopic gaps can be produced to encourage the formation of new collagen and elastin to treat acne scars and wrinkles, as well as pigment from tattoos.


Using Picoway To Treat Acne And Acne Scars

Collagen is a natural skincare ingredient that provides the skin with its smooth, supple feel and natural glow. Collagen loss occurs as a result of acne scarring. Skin that lacks collagen is more prone to scarring. The PicoWay laser is a picosecond, ultra-short laser that can penetrate the dermis, underneath the skin’s surface, and stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which are skin proteins that give skin its smoothness and glow. 


Using Picoway For Wrinkles Reduction 

The most common aesthetic concern for women is wrinkles and PicoWay is the ideal treatment! Again, the loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose volume over time as we age. When the volume is gone, the skin loses the elasticity and support, eventually turning into wrinkles. Without damaging the outer layers of the skin, the ultra-short laser pulses can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and, in the dermis, stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin to make skin appear to be more supple. 

Using Picoway For Skin Discoloration

The PicoWay provides the ideal solution for cleaning up skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation removal while giving your skin a consistent tone. Excessive sun exposure can cause freckles, liver spots, age spots, and other dark spots and lesions to develop all over the body. The PicoWay penetrates the skin’s top layer and targets each distinct pigment area, giving patients dramatically better skin after just a few sessions. Depending on the type, size, and form of the discoloration, it can take a few sessions.

Top view hand of a beautician holds a laser device over a tattooed back of a girl to remove an unwanted tattoo. Concept of erasing tattoos as an expensive procedure in beauty parlor

Using Picoway For Tattoo Removal 

The PicoWay’s brief pulses are specifically created to disintegrate various tattoo inks and colors while sparing the outer layer of skin. Factors such as size, shape and color will determine the number of sessions that will be needed to remove your tattoo. 


Am I a Good Candidate For PicoWay? 

If you’re searching for a procedure that works below the skin’s surface and has little to no downtime, Picoway is the ideal laser for you. Ask your doctor if PicoWay can reduce the appearance of your acne scars or wrinkles or if it can eliminate undesirable dark spots or unwanted tattoos. 


Who Cannot Undergo Picoway Treatment? 

The FDA has approved PicoWay for treating wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, and tattoo removal. While PicoWay is effective on various skin types, it might not be the ideal option for your skin type, depending on the wavelength required for your treatment. An important factor in your treatment decision is that PicoWay typically entails several treatment sessions. Your treatment needs can be discussed with a PicoWay treatment provider, who can help you decide if PicoWay is the best option for your specific skin concerns. 


Is Picoway Safe? 

Side effects of PicoWay are usually temporary and expected as part of laser therapy. There is little to no downtime for patients. Patients may occasionally apply a topical anesthetic cream to increase comfort during the procedure. Redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, tingling, or purplish areas are common side effects. However, these effects will vary according to the treatment you receive. 


Are PicoWay Procedures Painful? 

Those having tattoos removed are likely to feel some discomfort during the procedure. Most PicoWay Resolve patients report minimal discomfort during treatment for wrinkles and minimal discomfort during treatment for acne scars. 


How Quickly Can I See Results? 

You might start seeing improvement on the skin texture and smaller pore size as soon as the first session. However, usually several treatment sessions are required.


Can I Resume My Regular Activities After Treatment?

Yes, PicoWay has little to no downtime. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities soon after treatment. After tattoo removal, you might require a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days. 


What Distinguishes PicoWay From Other Laser Therapies? 

Picoway uses high peak power and extremely brief pulse durations for a photoacoustic effect instead of a photothermal effect that warms the skin. PicoWay is a picosecond laser. PicoWay clients report little to no downtime and high levels of satisfaction. 



Schedule a consultation with Eye Candy Vision and Beauty Clinic, Arcadia, if you have concerns about your age spots, hyperpigmentation problems, and other early aging skin indicators. We are located in Arcadia and will be glad to discuss your treatment options with you. 

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