Manhattan Skin & Laser Center is proud to introduce our clients to the new PicoWay laser!
What is the PicoWay Laser?
The PicoWay Laser is one of the newest and most advanced aesthetic lasers in the industry. Using an advanced, ultra-short, picosecond laser skin treatment, the PicoWay specializes in a number of different aesthetic enhancement treatments, including:
- Acne & Acne Scar Removal
- Wrinkle, Fine Line, & Facial Fold Treatment
- Dark Spot & Hyperpigmentation Removal
- Vascular Skin Issues
- Tattoo Removal
How Does the PicoWay Laser Work?
While traditional lasers generally use heat energy, the PicoWay laser uses a photoacoustic effect that is able to reach beneath the skin’s outer layer. The PicoWay offers a number of different specialty settings and handpieces, allowing our staff to perform multiple treatments – the handpiece is able to split the laser’s beam into smaller, more targeted beams in order to perform spot skincare treatment.
Side Effects & Downtime
As a result of the PicoWay’s brilliant photoacoustic energy beams, it is able to keep the skin healthier while allowing patients to experience a high level of aesthetic enhancement without the need for any downtime, and few side effects – aside from minor swelling and some possible redness.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
When it comes to skincare, few lasers work as well as the PicoWay. Its photoacoustic technology allows it to penetrate the skin’s outer layer and treat blemishes, abrasions, and pigmentation issues of all kinds! The 4 major skincare applications of the PicoWay include:
- Acne & Acne Scarring
Acne is one of the most common skincare issues amongst both men and women, regardless of age. And research shows, that close to 40% of those who suffer from acne develop some type of scarring as a result. Acne scars generally develop as a result of lost collagen within the skin – collagen is a natural skincare compound that gives the skin its soft, supple feel, as well as its volume and natural glow. Without collagen skin is more susceptible to scarring.
The PicoWay laser is an ultra-short, picosecond laser that is able to reach below the skin’s surface, down to the dermis and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, another skin compound that gives skin its elasticity and tightness.
- Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Wrinkles are by far the number of cosmetic skincare issues amongst women, and the PicoWay offers the perfect solution! Again, as a result of depleted collagen and elastin, the skin loosens and loses its volume. Once the volume is gone, gaps develop below the skin’s surface, and those gaps form wrinkles. The ultra-short, laser pulses are able to reach the inner levels of the skin without harming the outer, and at the dermis, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The collagen fills the space creating the wrinkles, while the elastin tightens and prevents the spaces from developing again.
- Tattoo Removal
The short pulses of the PicoWay are specially designed to destroy a broad range of tattoo inks and colors, while leaving the outer layer of skin completely undisturbed. Depending upon the size, shape, and colors used in your specific tattoo, it will take a number of different sessions in order to be removed. The PicoWay is the number one choice in laser tattoo removal!
- Hyperpigmenation & Skin Discolorations
Whether you’re experiencing slight discolorations or strong hyperpigmentation all across your body, the PicoWay offers the perfect solution to clearing your skin and creating a uniform color. Dark spots and lesions, such as freckles, liver spots, age spots, and all types of brown patches can appear throughout the body – mostly caused by overexposure to the sun. The PicoWay works by penetrating the skin’s surface and attacking each individual pigment spot – leaving patients with noticeably improved skin within only a few sessions. Depending on the size, shape, and type of discoloration, it may require a number of different sessions.
To book your next appointment or for more information about the PicoWay Laser, tattoo removal, and other forms of laser skin resurfacing, contact us today.