PicoWay is much known for its effectiveness in tattoo removal, but it is also used for a wide range of pigmentary conditions and skin tightening. This treatment is also agreeable to Asian skin because it doesn’t result in post-inflammatory hypo/hyperpigmentation or scarring.
Picoway Skin Rejuvenation is one of the modern technologies in the aesthetic marketplace today. It helps restore rough skin, skin discoloration, and other skin changes that are a result of genetics, stress, pregnancy, aging, and many more.
Picosecond lasers can strengthen the elastin fibres in the skin. This has been seen in CO2 resurfacing lasers, however, it requires extended patient recovery time. PicoWay employs a holographic fractionator to deliver consistent energy to the entire treatment area.
This treatment is one that should be added to your skincare regimen if you are looking for a non-invasive treatment that is safe, efficient, and effective. It revitalizes your skin which leaves it smooth, radiant, and even in complexion faster than other lasers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How does PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation work?
The PicoWay laser uses picosecond technology. A picosecond laser emits optical pulses as fast as a trillionth of a second. Hence the PicoWay belongs to the category of “ultrafast lasers” or “ultrashort pulse lasers.”
To promote skin rejuvenation, the fast pulses comes with holographic fractional pixelated zones in soundwaves. It uses photomechanical rather than a photo thermal action which most lasers do, which is also the reason behind burns or skin darkening.
The different wavelengths target different layers. For example, the 532nm wavelength treats shallow lesions, while 1064nm is effective for deeper lesions. The same action will work in correcting wrinkles and other textural changes of the skin. It improves the general appearance by building collagen and minimizing pore size.
2. How is it done?
The target area is first prepared using a numbing agent. There will be mild to moderate pain, but the numbing agent will make the experience comfortable for you. The doctor sets the device to the appropriate settings needed, based on the problem your skin has. After everything is set, the treatment starts with the handpiece applied on the specific problem areas.
After the PicoWay treatment, it is advised that you apply sunscreen especially on the target areas. For the next few days following your session, the treated areas will darken and slough off revealing the smooth and radiant skin underneath.
3. How does it feel?
PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation treatment comes with mild to moderate pain, since everyone has different pain thresholds. Any discomfort can be significantly lessened with the application of a numbing cream or a topical anaesthesia at the start of the procedure.
4. What areas does it treat?
The PicoWay Laser can target several areas in the body such as the:
5. What skin-related issues does it treat to promote skin rejuvenation?
Skin conditions that can be treated by PicoWay include:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Dark patches and spots
- Enlarged pores
- Generalize skin discoloration
- Rough skin texture due to aging
6. Who is a good candidate for PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation?
This treatment is appropriate for patients who are struggling with the different effects of aging on the skin such as skin sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, rough skin, and pigmentation problems. The doctor will first conduct a patch test to see how your skin reacts to the treatment.
Picoway Laser treatment is NOT advised for the following patients:
- Those with an active infection or acne breakout on the target area
- Individuals with a history of photosensitivity to infrared light
- Pregnant women
- People with seizure disorders
- Patients who are taking photosensitizing medications
- Those who have recently tanned skin
7. How long does a session take?
The PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation treatment can fit well into our busy schedules because a session can be done in less than 30 minutes.
8. How many treatments does it take to achieve results?
To achieve a clearer and rejuvenated skin, most patients would need several treatments. However, the number of sessions are lesser when compared to its counterparts. The number of treatments needed for a dramatic improvement in your skin will vary depending on your goals and the extent of correction that needs to be done.
After your doctor has taken your history and has assessed your skin, they will have a good estimate of the number of sessions you need.
9. What is the minimum treatment interval for skin rejuvenation?
Most patients will have 2-4 week intervals, but generally, the treatment spacing for rejuvenation will vary for each patient based on the extent of the problem that needs to be addressed, the patient’s time, and budget.
10. How much does PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation cost?
The cost of a PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation treatment will depend on the pigmentation problem that needs correction and the number of sessions needed. Doctor suggest to pair laser rejuvenation with other skin treatments to augment the results. That might add to the total cost if you wish to achieve an optimal outcome.
PicoWay Skin Rejuvenation provides the kind of care and correction your skin needs in a shorter time. Talk to Dr. Soosay and get your skin assessed today!
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