The PicoWay laser is an innovative FDA-approved pulsed laser therapy that takes care of minor imperfections on the skin of the face. With treatments using the PicoWay laser, Vancouver patients can rejuvenate their skin, restoring the youthful appearance they deserve.
As we go through our daily lives, our skin is subject to a number of different factors that take a toll on how it looks and feels. In time, it’s common for people to develop early signs of aging, acne scars, dark spots, and much more. These changes may leave you feeling unconfident and uncomfortable in your own skin, But what if you could feel confident in your skin again? Thanks to the PicoWay laser provided by CüR Laser and Skin, the beautiful skin you want is one non-invasive treatment away.
What is the PicoWay Laser?
The PicoWay laser is the latest innovation in cosmetic laser technology. This advanced laser has significant improvements over past Picosecond (a trillionth of a second!) lasers and is faster, more powerful, and promotes a faster recovery time. It is incredibly versatile and can be used to treat common skin problems such as wrinkles, scars, age spots, and stretch marks. It can also be used to safely remove unwanted tattoos.
In addition, the PicoWay laser can be used to eliminate benign pigmented lesions such as:
- Age spots
- Café-au-lait spots
- Nevi of Ota
How Does the PicoWay Laser Work?
The PicoWay laser makes use of short pulses of energy that can transform your skin from the inside out. It does this by generating a photoacoustic effect that avoids heating the skin. Instead, this laser safely penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, keeping the outside layer safe from harm.
When the device is applied to the skin, it will target the pigmented areas beneath the surface and eliminate them before the heat can increase on the surface layer of the skin. In addition to targeting the pigmented areas, it will also help enhance collagen and elastin production for those who want to enhance the overall look and feel of their skin.
During the treatment, you may feel sensations like a small rubber band snapping your skin. While this could lead to minor temporary discomfort, the PicoWay laser is much more tolerable compared to other laser treatments.
In order to achieve the best results, it is necessary to undergo multiple treatment sessions. Once they’re completed, however, you can reap the benefits of rejuvenated skin without the need for invasive surgery.
The results of the treatment rely on several factors, such as the location, depth, size, and type of pigmentation you want to be removed.
Candidates for the PicoWay Laser
PicoWay treatments are usually done in about 20 minutes per session and are often scheduled every four to six weeks. The PicoWay laser is a safe and effective treatment that can address a variety of skin concerns. Unlike past lasers that are only useful for specific skin types, the PicoWay laser has proven to be much more versatile. It is safe to use on a wide range of skin types and has even helped those with darker skin take advantage of the benefits provided by laser technology.
Your Picoway Laser Consultation
As part of your consultation, you’ll talk about your general health, including any medications you’re currently taking, any existing medical conditions, and any allergies. You’ll learn about your potential results with PicoWay, along with the details of the procedure.
You’ll find out how many treatment sessions you will undergo based on your condition and goals. If you are concerned about discomfort, this is also the right time to request a prescription for a topical numbing agent that you can use during the procedure.
Healing and Recovery
The extent of discomfort depends on your pain tolerance, as well as the nature and location of the pigmented lesions. Right after the treatment, you can place a cold compress on the skin to reduce discomfort.
Remember to avoid scrubbing the treated region in the first few days following your treatment. Abrasive skin cleansers should also be avoided. You may also use a topical antibiotic ointment.
You’ll be able to get on with your everyday activities right after and even apply makeup on the treated area within the same day of treatment.
How Much Does a PicoWay Treatment Cost?
The cost of a PicoWay treatment will vary from patient to patient and depends on their individual needs and goals. Our team will perform an assessment of your skin and help develop the appropriate treatment plan to address your specific needs. Once your treatment plan has been developed, we’ll discuss the associated cost of your PicoWay treatment.
Arrange a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about the PicoWay laser treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule your consultation today. With CüR Laser and Skin’s Picoway laser, Vancouver patients have the chance to effectively eliminate the signs of aging.