The PicoWay Laser has become a popular device for skin pigmentation removal in Singapore today. It has outshined its counterparts by generating next to no heat which is a common concern with other lasers. Fitted with picosecond technology, the PicoWay Pigmentation Removal treatment has resulted in an impressive outcome by tapping into our body’s own repair mechanisms faster than other devices. So, if you wish to address unflattering pigmentations on your skin, this is a safe, efficient, and effective way of clearing it up and reviving its youthful radiance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How does PicoWay Pigmentation Removal work?
PicoWay treats a wide range of pigmented lesions. It uses picosecond technology to deliver photoacoustic peak power, or what they refer to as ultrashort picosecond pulses, to any pigmented area. What is impressive about this device is that it delivers photoacoustic energy in a trillionth of a second – faster than the body’s ability to absorb heat.
The device also comes with multiple wavelengths that can target a spectrum of pigmentation and skin irregularities in Asian skin. Even in its lowest setting, which is the 532nm (nanometer) short-pulse wavelength, it can already improve pigmentation issues in this ethnic group.
2. How is PicoWay Pigmentation Removal done?
Before the procedure, a numbing agent is applied to the target area. During the treatment, the PicoWay handpiece delivers energy through a high-power laser in short pulses to target the pigmentation problems. This shatters the melanin into miniscule particles which will be removed by the body through the lymphatic system.
3. What are the pigmentation problems it can address?
The PicoWay Pigmentation Removal treatment can address the following concerns:
- Brown Spots
- Sun Damage
- Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
- Dark Patches and spots
- Age Spots
- Liver Spots
4. Who are the right candidates for PicoWay Pigmentation Removal?
PicoWay Pigmentation Removal is safe for all skin types. A patch test is performed prior to the treatment to see how you react to it. Each patient has different tolerance levels, and there are some who may be sensitive to these kind of treatments.
To avoid untoward reactions and botched outcomes, PicoWay treatment is NOT advised for the following:
- Recently tanned skin
- Those with a fake tan
- Those with an active infection or acne breakout in the target area
- Individuals who are undergoing Accutane therapy
- People with photosensitivity to infrared light
- Pregnant women
- Seizure disorders
- Those taking photosensitizing medications
5. How does it feel?
The pain threshold is different for every individual and it also depends on the area that is being treated. Generally, the treatment is associated with mild to moderate pain. A numbing cream, applied at the beginning of the procedure, will help improve your experience.
6. How long does a session for PicoWay Pigmentation Removal take?
You can get this treatment during your lunchtime because it can be done in under an hour. Although, the length of the treatment will vary depending on the area that is targeted. Most treatments can even take less than 30 minutes with minimal to no downtime.
7. How many treatments does it take to effectively eliminate pigmentation?
This will largely depend on the type of pigmentation and the area that is being targeted. Some may take a bit more than others. You can get an estimate of the number of sessions you will need through a thorough assessment during an in-person consultation.
In line with this, it is also important to know why the doctor needs the skill and expertise to handle this device. The procedure also requires their good judgment in choosing the right settings to effectively address your specific pigmentation concerns.
8. Are there side effects after the treatments?
It is normal to have a reaction like redness, scaling or even blistering after the treatment. This will just resolve in a few days, but if it turns out to be a little excessive, you can return to your doctor. Topical steroids may be needed at this point.
9. How is the PicoWay Pigmentation Removal System different from other devices?
PicoWay requires fewer treatments for different skin types and that is because it delivers fast results. This is made possible by its quick delivery of concentrated high-power energy to the targeted pigmentation. It treats the problem with the least amount of heat and pain transferred to the skin. Since the pulses are fast, you will feel minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.
10. How much does it cost?
The total cost of the procedure will depend on the number of sessions needed to correct pigmentation concerns. The size of the area that needs to be treated will also count. You can get an estimate of the total cost after the doctor has assessed the issues you want to address and has mapped out the appropriate treatment plan. In some cases, you may be advised to use complementary treatments for optimal results.
Restore your skin’s radiance and clarity with PicoWay Pigmentation Removal. Book your consultation with Dr. Anita Soosay of the Aesthetics Centre today.
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