What is PicoWay Skin Tightening?
PicoWay is an effective, non-invasive, non-surgical anti-aging device that uses short laser pulses to stimulate natural collagen production for a younger-looking skin tone. It rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen, the healing mechanism in the skin. The device is completely safe and doesn’t need to penetrate deeply to prompt the skin to start repairing itself. After the treatment, you’ll notice an overall improvement in complexion. There is little to no downtime.
PicoWay® targets unwanted signs of aging and skin irregularities such as:
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Pigmented lesions
- Stretch marks
After your pico laser treatment, your complexion will be brighter, firmer, and younger-looking. The PicoWay laser is a facial healing process that works on all skin types.
PicoWay tightening is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that offers a less costly method for tightening skin and generating new collagen.
Laser skin tightening treats the following concerns:
- Loss of volume
- Uneven tone and texture
- Overall skin looseness
Skin-specific heat diffusion processes allow the deeper layers of thick dermal tissue to quickly heat to the desired temperatures while sparing the epidermis from overheating.
Photoacoustic effect. Ultra-short pulses enable the strong photoacoustic impact needed to effectively fracture pigment particles without overheating surrounding skin tissues.
What to expect?
Before we start we will go through a consultation process where we’ll discuss your desired result. You’ll be given specific safety eyewear (laser/IPL) or an opaque material to protect your eyes from the intense laser light; we ask patients to keep their eyes closed throughout the treatment and do not attempt to remove the eye protection. The laser may feel like little pinpricks to the skin and there may be mild discomfort, but the treatment doesn’t hurt. Immediately following the procedure a calming cream will be applied along with a chemical-free sunblock to the treated area.
After the treatment, patients typically appear red for the first 24-48 hours. The redness is much improved by the next day and by the third day, is hardly noticeable. Don’t plan any events for the first evening after the treatment.
Your skin will return to normal the following day and you’ll enjoy the results of skin rejuvenation. Since there are no wounds or openings in the skin, there’s no healing process. The following 6-8 weeks will slowly reveal desired results to the treatment area.
The perfect time to schedule a PicoWay Resolve Laser treatment is in late fall or winter when days are short and it’s easier to avoid sun exposure. Regardless, you can schedule your treatment year-round but you must apply a physical sunblock of 30+ SPF and reapply every 2 hours.
We recommend a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and a physical sunblock of at least SPF 30, reapplying every 2 hours – the skin is very sensitive after a laser treatment so it’s critical to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible.