PicoWay Resolve is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation laser procedure that treats skin irregularities, aging skin, and unwanted pigmentation. It can transform your skin with minimal discomfort and almost no downtime.
PicoWay Resolve uses extremely short laser pulses measured in picoseconds, about a trillionth of a second. The fractional laser delivery ensures targeted treatment that restores skin’s youthfulness with little to no downtime, as the picosecond laser passes through the top layer of skin into the dermis without damage.
These ultra-short laser pulses break down pigmentation within the dermis into particles so small the body can naturally expel them through the lymphatic system. In this way, the treatment works from the inside out, producing optimum results with minimum time and trouble.
The PicoWay Resolve Laser uses picosecond pulses for a photoacoustic treatment effect instead of typical photothermal (heat) laser treatment effects. With a photoacoustic effect, the PicoWay Resolve laser can penetrate to treat pigmentation within the dermis while transferring very little heat into the surrounding skin. Instead, tiny spaces called vacuoles open, and over time, they get filled with the new collagen and elastin growth stimulated by the laser.
The ultra-short, ultra-fast, photoacoustic delivery of concentrated energy shatters the targeted pigmentation into minuscule particles that the body can clear with ease. That allows PicoWay Resolve practitioners to treat a wide range of benign pigmented lesions, such as age spots, freckles, liver spots, Nevus of Ota (hyperpigmentation of the eye), Café-au-lait spots, and more.
Because the PicoWay Resolve Laser can target pigmentation precisely, only the small, intended fraction of the skin is affected, leaving the skin around that area healthy and intact. That minimizes discomfort during treatment, promotes quick healing, and prevents scarring.
Skin discolorations like sunspots and other benign pigmented lesions are widespread among many different skin types. Some types of discoloration resulting from sun damage, but some, such as melasma, result from hormonal changes. Other laser treatment methods can be effective, but they can also be painful, time-intensive, and cause scarring. With its photoacoustic, non-thermal technology, PicoWay Resolve can be counted on to restore skin clarity safely.
Skin pigmentation issues that PicoWay can treat include:
PicoWay Resolve can also treat scars. Many scars, such as acne scars, result from collagen loss in the skin. As the PicoWay laser’s ultra-short, ultra-fast pulses create tiny open spaces inside the dermis, the laser also stimulates collagen and elastin production. A clinical study showed that 94% of acne scar areas treated with PicoWay improved so that the patients reported being “highly satisfied” with the results.
PicoWay is also effective for fine lines and wrinkles, which are caused, in part, by collagen loss. Aging is inevitable, and everyone faces it if they are lucky enough. But no one has to accept aging skin! PicoWay Resolve directs powerful ultrashort laser pulses into the dermis, where it opens tiny pockets of space and promotes collagen and elastin production. Over time, this allows your skin to smooth and plump up, erasing fine lines and wrinkles.
Most treatment protocols will involve one visit a month for three months, although this will vary depending upon your treatment goals. Individual treatment sessions typically last 15 to 20 minutes and have little to no downtime afterward, allowing you to get right back to your routine.
Treatment effectiveness within each session depends upon several factors, including the type, size, depth, and location of the pigmentation. Some will require several treatment sessions to achieve the desired results, while some lesions can get resolved in one session.
At your first PicoWay treatment visit, you will be tested with the laser to gauge your skin’s reaction. That will allow your practitioner to determine the ideal approach for your sessions. Immediately after each treatment, you may have soothing cool or cold compresses applied to the area, and you will likely get recommended a topical antibiotic ointment. You will need to avoid abrasive skin cleansers and scrubbing the area in the days following each treatment.
You may experience mild, temporary side effects such as darkening, lightening, or redness of the skin around the treatment site, but this should resolve quickly. In as little as a week, you will see improvements in your skin’s pore size, tone, and texture. In the treatment of localized lesions, the spots will often darken and then sluff off in only a few days, sometimes after a single treatment. In the case of more diffuse pigmentation, the discoloration will gradually lighten over several weeks. Over the next four to six months, you will be able to observe an improvement in skin sagging and a smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
The PicoWay Resolve laser applicator is a non-invasive, needle-free treatment option for the treatment of skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and scars.
With no heat to damage the skin’s surface, patients experience much less discomfort. Some describe the sensation as tiny pinpricks. With PicoWay, there’s also no risk of scarring and very little recovery time required. The mild side effects reported include redness, lightened or darkened skin, swelling, and tingling — all of which pass quickly. After your treatment sessions, you can return to daily activities right away. Results are achieved faster with fewer sessions.
Once your PicoWay Laser treatments begin, you can expect to see an improvement as soon as the days following your first session. However, most patients will require multiple treatment sessions for full resolution. For example, one research study on the PicoWay Laser found that the treatment achieved a good response on 87% of dark spots after just two treatment sessions.
The sun in Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, and all across California is notoriously bright, making sun damage a widespread concern. But then again, even the most die-hard sunscreen fan can develop dark spots for hormonal or medical reasons. Acne is a common issue, and many people have scars from acne or other reasons, and, of course, everyone has to confront the aging process sooner or later. Thankfully, PicoWay can safely and effectively treat each of these skin concerns.
If you want a laser treatment that produces fantastic results in fewer sessions with little to no downtime, PicoWay may be right for you. The PicoWay Resolve Laser system is effective on light and dark skin for various skin types and is adjustable according to your unique concerns and treatment goals.
Dedicated to optimizing health and natural beauty from the inside out, Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot team make each patient at The Med Spot feel more confident with the skilled application of proven, cutting-edge technology. She serves clients from Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and the surrounding areas at her five-star medical practice with the best current treatment options, such as the PicoWay Resolve Laser. PicoWay Resolve is a great choice if you want to reverse the damage done to the skin by the sun or time or acne, to improve how you look on camera, or to boost your confidence for new personal or professional challenges. Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot team can help you meet these goals.
Thanks to PicoWay Resolve, there’s no need to suffer the pain of laser treatments that risk long-term scarring to eliminate unwanted pigmentation from the skin and improve the skin’s smoothness and texture. Whether you’re dealing with an issue that has recently taken you by surprise or a concern that’s been troubling you for many years, Dr. Michelle Reyes, The Med Spot practitioners and the PicoWay Resolve Laser can provide you with effective treatment options.
With a wide range of clients from stay-at-home moms to celebrities, The Med Spot has a reputation for providing top-notch age management and non-invasive medical cosmetic services. With her extensive knowledge and meticulous focus, Dr. Michelle Reyes never fails to offer every patient precisely what they need to look and feel their best.
To find out how PicoWay Resolve can work for you, contact The Med Spot to arrange a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes.