What are the benefits of the PicoWay Resolve Laser?
The PicoWay Resolve laser is an advanced anti-aging laser treatment. It erases fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, birthmarks, brown spots, acne scars, melasma and other skin concerns. It can be used on any skin type. Leaves your skin glowing!
Benefits of PicoWay Resolve:
Minimized brown spots
Stimulates collagen growth
Diminished acne scars
Does it hurt and how much downtime is there with PicoWay Resolve?
It doesn’t hurt, there may be mild discomfort and will feel like little pin pricks to the skin.
The downtime is very minimal! There may be some redness for up to 48 hours and the skin may feel a little itchy. Aloe vera can be applied to minimise any irritation. Mineral free makeup can be applied the following day.
Sun exposure is to be avoided 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your treatment and a factor of 50+ must be worn within this time.
How does Picoway Resolve work?
It works for skin rejuvenation and the elimination of fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, birthmarks, brown spots, acne scars, melasma in a non-surgical way.
It's a non-ablative treatment that targets the deeper layers of the skin to rejuvenate and resurface your skin.
Resolve uses picosecond pulses to create multiple Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) in the dermis while leaving the epidermis intact. The LIOBs creation stimultaes a healing response and skin remodeliing which results in skin rejuvenation.
The laser handpiece splits the beam into many microbeams, this ensures the energy is evenly distributed over the treatment area to achieve the most effective and consistent results.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the specific condition you are wanting to treat. If you are trying to address hyperpigmentation or acne scars we would recommend a series of treatments. We recommend 4 treatments for optimal reults, once a month.
How is the PicoWay Resolve laser different from alternative skin rejuvenation devices on the market?
The PicoWay Resolve laser is not as aggressive as other lasers, which all have a downtime of one week or longer.
IPL: It’s different from an IPL in that uses three different wavelengths which results in stimulating the collagen on a deeper level. An IPL uses a broader range of wavelengths that are unable to stimulate the collagen on a deeper level.
Peel: A peel is great for skin maintenance as it treats the superficial layer of the skin. The Resolve PicoWay is able to penetrate the skin on a deeper level to lighten spots and stimulate collagen.
How long does it take and are there any side effects?
The treatment takes around 30 minutes.
Some clients experience redness, itching, mild burning, swelling and temporary bruising. Pigmented areas may appear darker or lighter for the first several days, but will return to normal pigmentaton in less than a week. You may see darker spots falling off, this is a normal part of the procedure.
Every client is different, results may vary.
What is the post care treatment?
Staying out of the sun for up to 2 weeks and always using a 30+ sunscreen. It is important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours in the first 24 hours.
A regular good skincare regime, staying hydrated, eating healthy, avoid smoking and alcohol and always using sunscreen of 30+ is all recommended for your post care treatment.
What are the recommended pre treatment instuctions?
Be sure to inform the clinic of any past or current medical condition, disease, or medications that you take. Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight , tanning booths, and self tanners 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Recently tanned skin cannot be treated.
4-7 days before, avoid these products of procedures
- depilatory creams
- laser hair removal
- BOTOX (1 week)
3-5 days before, avoid these products and procedures
- Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, Renova, Tretinoin
- any products containing retinol, alphahydroxy acid, beta-hydroxy acid, or benzoyl peroxide
- any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
- clients who have had facial treatments or procedures should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves
If you suffer from cold sores, you need to get a Valtrex prescription from your Doctor and take one 12 hours prior and one after the treatment.