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PicoWay Laser System

PicoWay Laser Treatment: High-Powered Skin Transformation With Low to No Downtime

What Is the PicoWay Laser?

PicoWay is an FDA-approved picosecond laser procedure that can transform your skin with minimal discomfort and almost no downtime. PicoWay uses ultra-short laser pulse durations for tattoo removal and the treatment of dark spots, wrinkles, and acne scars. There are specific laser wavelengths and handpieces that your trained healthcare provider will choose to target each of these conditions.

After establishing a reputation for excellence in tattoo and pigment removal, the PicoWay Laser has gone on to demonstrate spectacular results when used to smooth and improve the appearance of acne scars and aging and sun-damaged skin.

How Does PicoWay Work?

PicoWay’s high-powered picosecond laser uses ultra-short pulses for optimum results without undesirable side effects. How short are these pulses? Well, a picosecond is a mere one trillionth of a second. These picosecond laser pulses create photoacoustic effects instead of photothermal or heat effects (produced by other laser treatments). That allows the laser to leave the outer layer of the skin intact while penetrating to treat the dermis beneath.

Within the dermis, the PicoWay laser targets the melanin of dark spots or tattoo ink to eliminate the discoloration. When treating wrinkles and acne scars, the laser creates tiny spaces called vacuoles in the dermis to prompt the growth of new collagen and elastin. Because your skin isn’t heated, you avoid a lengthy recovery time.

Most PicoWay laser procedures target pigment. Some pigments are formed naturally, by excess melanin, as seen in birthmarks, sunspots from sun damage, redness and vessels, side effects from medications, or the result of hormonal changes. The pigment can also get artificially added to the skin through tattoos. Either way, the ultra-short laser pulses that PicoWay produces shatter pigments into minuscule particles without damaging the skin’s surface. Afterward, they can no longer get seen through the unbroken surface of the skin.

What PicoWay Laser Treatment Can Do for You

Thanks to its photoacoustic effect, the PicoWay laser can use ultra-short pulses of a high-powered laser beam to transform your skin with minimal discomfort and low to no downtime.

PicoWay Laser Treatment can:

  • Remove Tattoos. The PicoWay laser system’s picosecond pulses shatter tattoo ink within the dermis while leaving the skin’s outermost layer intact. The PicoWay laser safely eradicates a broad range of ink colors across a wide range of skin types. Most tattoos can be eliminated over a series of brief PicoWay laser treatments. With a well-established reputation for efficacy and safety, PicoWay remains the laser of choice for leading tattoo removal providers.
  • Dark Spots. Skin discolorations like sunspots, dark spots, and other benign pigmented lesions are common across many skin types on many different areas of the body. Some of these spots result from sun damage, but some are the result of hormonal changes. Melasma, for example, is a mask-like area of skin discoloration that can occur during or after pregnancy. Home treatments are usually ineffective for these conditions and can have dangerous ingredients. PicoWay can be counted on to safely restore skin clarity.
  • Wrinkles. Partly caused by collagen loss in the skin, wrinkles represent an inevitability that we all face if we are lucky to live long enough. But we don’t have to accept them! The PicoWay system offers the Resolve applicator—a needle-free, non-invasive, wrinkle treatment option for striking results. PicoWay Resolve directs the ultra-short pulses of laser under the top layer of skin, into the dermis, without damage. The picosecond laser pulses create minuscule pockets of space while stimulating collagen and elastin production. That permits the skin to tighten and plump up, thereby correcting the lines and folds of aging skin.
  • Acne Scars. Almost 40% of individuals who suffer acne end up with some degree of scarring. Most of these scars result from collagen loss in the skin. That’s where the PicoWay laser comes in. With ultra-short pulses that create a photoacoustic effect within the dermis, the PicoWay laser leaves the surface of the skin unbroken. Meanwhile, tiny little spaces open inside the dermis as the production of collagen and elastin get simultaneously stimulated. In clinical research studies of this procedure, 94% of treated acne scar areas improved, and patients reported feeling highly satisfied with the treatment.
  • Redness and vessels. The PicoWay Resolve laser helps address and diffuse redness and small blood vessels that discolor the skin.

Why PicoWay Laser Treatment Is Better Than the Alternatives

PicoWay Laser treatment is fully adaptable for each skin concern and desired outcome. Your trained practitioner can choose a handpiece that will produce a full or split beam, depending upon your treatment goal. Whether targeted into a central beam or split into 100 identical beams to cover a larger area. The PicoWay laser is consistently fast and powerful, with no thermal effect.

The PicoWay uses acoustic wavelengths to treat the skin’s surface. You experience minimal side effects and little to no recovery time. The mild side effects experienced include redness, swelling, and tingling. After your treatment sessions, you can return to daily activities right away. For the post-care of a tattoo removal session, you might need to wear a bandage for a few days to keep the skin dry and clean. Some patients may use silver colloidal gel topically after a tattoo removal treatment with PicoWay.

You may want to use a topical anesthetic to increase your comfort during treatment. How much discomfort you feel with the PicoWay procedure will depend upon the kind of treatment you receive. Most patients report low to no discomfort with PicoWay Resolve and PicoWay Zoom for dark spots, acne scars, and redness treatment, and low pain levels with wrinkle treatment. Tattoo removal, which involves eradicating a great deal of pigment from many layers of skin, does cause some discomfort, although much less than many other removal methods.

Once you begin PicoWay Laser treatments, you can expect to see improvements as early as after your first session. However, in most cases, multiple sessions of treatment are required to fully resolve an issue. For example, one clinical research study found that 87% of dark spots showed a good response after two treatment sessions of PicoWay Zoom.

Who Could Benefit from PicoWay Laser Treatment?

The sun in Calabasas, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, and all across California is intense, making sun damage widespread. Even die-hard sunscreen devotees can end up with dark spots, pigment irregularities, and sunspots due to lifestyle, hormonal, or medical reasons. Sometimes a tattoo doesn’t turn out the way you wanted, or an image that suits you in your youth no longer works for you ten or more years later. Acne is commonplace, and many people end up with scarring. No one is exempt from the aging process. PicoWay can address all of these skin concerns safely and effectively!

If you are looking for a laser treatment that can produce great results with little to no recovery time, then PicoWay Resolve and Zoom could be right for you. The PicoWay laser system has been approved for tattoo removal and the treatment of acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and redness. The PicoWay laser is effective on light and dark skin, depending on your goals and the specific treatment required. Most treatment goals require a series of sessions, staggered weeks apart.

Why Should You Get PicoWay Laser Treatment at The Med Spot?

The Med Spot is a five-star medical practice committed to optimizing wellness and natural beauty from the inside out. With clients from Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Michelle Reyes makes each patient feel more confident with clinically proven, cutting-edge medical technology. The PicoWay laser offers a fantastic treatment option to reverse skin damage due to age, sun, or acne—or to erase a tattoo that you regret, look better on camera, or revitalize your look as you move in a new direction in your personal life or career. Whatever your goals may be, Dr. Michelle Reyes can help.

Thanks to PicoWay, there’s a minimally invasive procedure to remove unwanted skin pigmentation and improve the texture and smoothness of the skin. Whether you’re dealing with a pigmentation issue that has concerned you for years or aging skin that has recently taken you by surprise, Dr. Michelle Reyes and the PicoWay Laser System can offer you expert treatment solutions.

The Med Spot for All Your Aesthetic Needs

With a glamorous client list of critics to celebrities to stay-at-home moms, The Med Spot is a trusted source for superior age management services and non-invasive medical cosmetic care. With meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Michelle Reyes ensures that all of her patients get the best care they need to look and feel great.

To learn how the PicoWay laser could work for you, contact The Med Spot to schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes, and discover the luxury, personalized care she provides to clients like you.

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