What are PicoWay and PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay® is an advanced ultra-short, picosecond, laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots (also known as pigmentation or benign pigmented lesions) and tattoo removal that can transform your skin.


Acne Scars

Did you know that nearly 40% of those with acne have some degree of scarring? Many acne scars result from a loss of collagen in the skin. PicoWay Resolve is an ultra-short, picosecond laser that reaches below the surface of the skin to stimulate production of collagen and elastin, without breaking the outermost layer of the skin.

In clinical studies, 94% of treated areas improved and patients were highly satisfied with results.


Wrinkles

Millions of people each year seek treatment for their wrinkles. Wrinkles can be caused by a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin.

PicoWay Resolve is a non-invasive, needle free treatment option for wrinkles. Resolve uses ultra-short laser pulses to reach under the skin, without breaking the outer layer of the skin. Picosecond lasers are proven to stimulate collagen and elastin.


Dark Spots (also known as Benign Pigmented Lesions)

Skin discoloration is common, yet treatable. Dark spots, or benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, liver spots (age spots), and café-au-lait (brown patches), appear in many people on different areas of the skin.

PicoWay is a high power, ultra-short pulse laser that reaches below the skin’s surface to break unwanted dark spots into tiny particles. PicoWay is highly effective in skin pigment removal. Many patients see visible improvement following the first treatment.


Tattoo Removal

PicoWay is a high power lower with ultra short pulses that shatters tattoo ink, but leaves the outer layer of the skin intact. PicoWay treats a broad range of tattoo colours and across a broad range of skin types and colours. Over a series of brief treatments, PicoWay can eliminate most tattoos. That’s why PicoWay is the tattoo removal laser of choice by the nation’s leading tattoo removal provider network, Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers.


Frequently asked questions

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.
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.