PicoWay Resolve

At FORM Med Spa, we put the advanced laser technology of the PicoWay laser to work treating your pigmentation problems and acne scars. PicoWay technology is known for its effectiveness removing tattoos, and now we bring it to these other skin problems.

What is PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay is a picosecond laser with high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations. The PicoWay laser uses a photoacoustic rather than a photothermal effect, which means the skin doesn’t overheat and require a more involved recovery after treatment. PicoWay delivers very high power, but in incredibly short duration pulses. This transforms your skin from the inside out.

PicoWay Resolve is a treatment on the PicoWay laser system. It uses a special handpiece that splits the full beat into tiny microbeams. This allows treatment of conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles, and pigmented lesions. PicoWay Resolve treats these problems by creating tiny open spaces, called vacuoles, under the skin where new collagen and elastin are built and rejuvenate the skin.

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PicoWay Resolve and Pigmented Lesions

The PicoWay picosecond laser is renowned for its success in tattoo removal. In the PicoWay Resolve treatment it is equally effective on brown spots and areas of uneven pigmentation. The PicoWay laser delivers the ultra-short pulses, which the handpiece then splits into tiny microbeams. These pulses penetrate the skin and break down the melanin of your brown spots into miniscule particles (the same as happens with tattoo colors) and your body then disposes of the particles.

PicoWay Resolve utilizes holographic fractional technology, meaning that only a fraction of the skin is affected. The laser wavelengths target the melanin and leave the surrounding skin unaffected.

Research on PicoWay Resolve and pigmented lesions shows its effectiveness. In a clinical study, after using PicoWay Resolve 96 percent of targeted lesions had a good or complete clearance.

What Does PicoWay Resolve Treat?

At FORM Med Spa, we use PicoWay Resolve to remove pigmented lesions, areas of uneven pigmentation, and to improve the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles.

These are the pigmentation problems we address with PicoWay Resolve:

  • Freckles
  • Lentigines
  • Age spots
  • Nevus of Ota (increased pigmentation around the eyes)
  • Café-au-lait spots
  • Melasma

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This varies by what you are treating. Some age spots and other lesions resolve after a single PicoWay Resolve treatment. Others require more than a single treatment. Our PicoWay Resolve treatments at FORM Med Spa take just 15-20 minutes. They are spaced a few weeks apart to enable the new collagen and elastin to build.

How Soon Will I See Results?

These treatments can deliver instant results, as the melanin in pigmented lesions is shattered. The body then disposes of the melanin particles over the next few weeks. Many more stubborn spots will take two or three sessions. But generally it takes a few weeks to see real improvement with acne scarring. This is because the fractional energy delivered into the skin’s dermis layer triggers new collagen production to “heal” the perceived wound. This takes a few weeks and production then continues for up to six months after each PicoWay Resolve treatment.

Are PicoWay Resolve Treatments Painful?

Because the handpiece used in Resolve treatments splits the laser beam, coupled with the incredibly short duration of the pulses, makes these treatments comfortable with only minimal discomfort.

What Is The Difference Between PicoWay and PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay Resolve is a treatment option with the PicoWay laser system. The difference is the handpiece, which splits the full beam into tiny microbeams. This makes it perfect for treating acne scarring, fine wrinkles, and pigmentation problems. The full PicoWay beam without the handpiece delivers more energy in ultra-short bursts, making it very effective for removing tattoos.

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