Pico Way

What is PicoWay® Laser?

The PicoWay laser system is FDA and CE cleared, and it uses a picosecond laser beam with high power and ultra-short pulses to transform your skin from the inside out! The PicoWay laser treats acne scars, wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions (dark spots), and removes black and multi-color tattoos.

The PicoWay laser first became known for its tattoo and pigment removal capabilities, but it continues to grow in use for acne scars and wrinkles.8 The PicoWay laser uses different handpieces and laser wavelengths for treatment of these conditions, which your treatment provider will use according to what’s right for you and your skin.

How PicoWay Laser Works

All PicoWay laser treatments use a picosecond laser with high power and ultra-short pulses. A picosecond is a trillionth of a second, rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach that heats the skin and can lead to side effects, such as downtime and scarring.8

The PicoWay laser works below the surface, leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. It can target tattoo pigment, the excess melanin in the skin that causes dark spots, and other pigment; if treating conditions such as acne scars or wrinkles, it creates tiny spaces in the dermis (the layer just beneath the outer skin) to encourage the production of collagen and elastin.

PicoWay Laser Treatment Highlights

Acne Scars


Dark Spots

Tattoo Removal

PicoWay Laser Treatment Benefits

Low to no downtime laser treatments

The PicoWay laser uses a photoacoustic, rather than a photothermal effect, which means the skin doesn’t overheat and lead to long downtime. PicoWay laser users typically have low to no downtime after treatment. Patients treated for acne scars and wrinkles can resume normal activities – and even apply makeup – within a day of treatment.

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Is the PicoWay laser right for me?

f you are looking for a laser treatment that acts below the surface of the skin and offers low to no downtime, then the PicoWay laser may be the right laser for you. Ask your doctor if PicoWay laser treatment can minimize your acne scars or wrinkles or remove bothersome dark spots and tattoos that you no longer want.

Is the PicoWay laser safe?

Side effects with the PicoWay laser are typically transient and expected as part of the laser treatment.1-6 Patients experience low to no downtime. In some cases, patients may use a topical anesthetic to enhance comfort during the treatment. More common side effects include redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, tingling or purplish spots.1-6,8 These effects will differ, however, depending on the treatment you receive.

Are PicoWay treatments painful?

Your level of discomfort depends on the type treatment you receive. For example, those undergoing tattoo removal are like to experience some pain and discomfort. However, when undergoing the PicoWay Resolve treatment, patients treated for wrinkles generally reported low levels of pain, and mild to no discomfort from those treated for acne scars or dark spots.

How soon can I expect to see results?

You may be able to see initial improvement after just the first treatment. However, this depends on the condition treated, and multiple sessions are typically necessary.1-6 

With PicoWay Resolve treatment, most patients reported low levels of pain during treatment for wrinkles and mild to no discomfort for acne scar treatment.

Can I return to normal activities after treatment?

Yes, you can. Most people can return to their activities of daily living shortly after treatment. Following tattoo removal, however, you may need a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days.

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