PicoWay enables removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type. It is the world’s first and only dual laser device with proprietary PicoWay tech.
FAQS for PicoWay
What is the PicoWay Complete Picosecond Platform?
PicoWay is a remarkably innovative, 3 wavelength picosecond laser system (532nm, 785nm & 1064nm) with both non-fractional & fractional capabilities from Syneron Candela, the most trusted name in aesthetic lasers. PicoWay enables removal of multi-colored and recalcitrant tattoos and treatment of skin irregularities and signs of aging for all skin types, as well as benign pigmented lesion removal.
What are the advantages of PicoWay?
PicoWay’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue. These bursts of energy create a photoacoustic impact, which breaks up the pigmentation into smaller, more easily eliminated particles.
Now with 3 wavelengths
532nm, 785nm & 1064nm picosecond laser in one system
With the non-fractional modality, treat a wide range of tattoos and pigmented lesions
3 wavelengths to treat a variety of pigmented lesions and all tattoo colors & types, including recalcitrant tattoos
ResolveTM dual wavelength picosecond fractional module Treats pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging
High peak power
Delivers energy over a broad range of spot sizes
Ultra-short picosecond pulses
Allows energy delivery with minimal risk of side effects
Why is PicoWay the best picosecond laser on the market?
Proprietary PicoWay technology has 3 non-fractional wavelengths for ultimate flexibility and 2 fractional wavelengths. PicoWay’s unique, proprietary mode of action has high peak power and short pulse durations for demonstrated performance and comfort. PicoWay’s ultra-short pulses enable the strong photoacoustic impact needed to fracture pigment particles using lower fluences, for better clearance in fewer treatments. PicoWay’s novel design architecture enables PicoWay to be robust, reliable and scalable for future application developments.
Why is PicoWay better than traditional Q-Switched lasers?
Scientists acknowledge that the shorter the pulse duration, the higher the efficiency for converting laser energy into the mechanical stress needed to fracture particles into small fragements. The smaller the fragment, the easier it is for the body to effectively remove it. PicoWay technology has ultra-short pulse durations, 100 times shorter than Q-switch. PicoWay requires fewer treatment sessions with less discomfort.
Q-Switch technology requires numerous treatment sessions, causes significant discomfort during treatment and, in many cases, incompletely removes tattoos* and pigmented lesions.
Will the freckles and age spots disappear completely?
In many cases the freckles and age spots can be made to disappear or fade to the point where you are the only person who can find a trace of them, because you know where to look.
What are the wavelengths for PicoWay?
Now with 3 wavelengths – 532nm, 785nm & 1064nm – PicoWay’s laser irradiation is selectively absorbed by the targeted pigment or lesion with minimal effect on the surrounding tissue. This is accomplished by careful selection of the wavelength that yields maximum absorption by the target and minimum absorption by surrounding skin structures. In addition, the laser pulse duration is controlled to be equal to or shorter than the thermal relaxation time of the target, to minimize heat transfer to surrounding tissues. PicoWay’s 3 wavelengths enable removal of multi-colored tattoos and recalcitrant tattoos on any skin type, as well as benign pigmented lesions.
Why was 785nm chosen for PicoWay's 3rd wavelength?
Syneron Candela is the world’s expert in Alexandrite lasers, since the company has sold more of these devices worldwide than any other aesthetic laser company. The 785nm wavelength was deliberately chosen as the 3rd wavelength on PicoWay because:
785nm has good absorption for green & blue inks.
785nm is in the region of the spectrum where it can treat melanosomes, without interference from blood.
785nm enables ultra-short pulses (300ps).
What is PicoWay Resolve?
Resolve is the holographic fractional module for PicoWay with dual wavelengths, 532nm and 1064nm. Resolve’s two wavelengths enable treatment of shallow lesions with the 532nm wavelength, while the 1064nm wavelength is used for deeper lesions and to treat all skin types, with no downtime. Resolve uses picosecond pulses to create laser induced optical breakdown (LIOBs) in the epidermal and dermal-epidermal junction. This LIOB creation, in a 2D pattern, stimulates a healing response and skin remodeling.
What are the indications for PicoWay laser treatment?
PicoWay is indicated for the treatment of all tattoos colors and benign cutaneous pigmented lesions. The decision to treat with laser therapy should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient factors.
What types of pigmented lesions can be treated?
Pigmented lesions that can be treated with PicoWay include, but are not limited to the following: Laser Skin Toning, Solar or Senile Lentigines, Freckles (Ephelides), Café au lait, Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito and Beckers Nevus.
What types of tattoos can be treated?
Many kinds of tattoos can be treated including professional, amateur, traumatic and even recalcitrant tattoos.1 Recalcitrant tattoos are tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.
What other types of skin conditions can be treated?
The fractional modality of PicoWay, Resolve can also be used to treat pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging. “Picosecond lasers are already being used for skin rejuvenation and improvement of acne scarring, using fractionated and non-fractionated beam profiles.”
How does Resolve treat pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging?
Absorption by melanin of the ultra-short, high peak power energy PicoWay fractional picosecond pulses delivered with the 532nm and 1064nm Resolve handpieces, create areas of localized plasma formation and vacuoles.3 Production of laser induced optical breakdown (LIOBs) could stimulate a repair mechanism that leads to new collagen, elastic tissue and mucin.4 The underlying mechanism for skin remodeling is not clear at this time, but is most likely caused by direct subsurface damage located at the level of the papillary dermis.
Is the treatment safe for all skin types?
Yes, PicoWay treatment is indicated for all skin types. Ideally, the wavelength selected for eradication of the tattoo should be highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment and only minimally absorbed by other chromophores in the skin. Absorption of radiation by most pigments in amateur and professional tattoos is strong in the near-infrared region of the spectrum. By contrast, the surrounding melanin has a very broad absorption band throughout the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared regions of the spectrum, with absorption of light greatest in the ultraviolet, and least in the near-infrared. The 3 wavelengths – 532nm, 785nm & 1064nm -produced by the PicoWay laser have been carefully selected to utilize the difference in absorption for the treatment of pigment in the skin, whether naturally occurring or from tattoos.
What is the effect of the pulse duration on the efficacy of pigmented lesions and tattoo removal?
To be effective, the laser pulse duration should be shorter than the thermal relaxation time of the target absorbing the laser radiation to confine the thermal damage and spare surrounding skin structures. PicoWay’s ultra-short picosecond pulse enables the strongest photoacoustic impact needed to fracture pigment particles into smaller particles than other lasers, using lower fluences, for better clearance in fewer treatments. The relaxation time of a target is determined by its size. Fragmenting the absorber into smaller particles enables the phagocytes to more effectively dispose of the fragmented particulates. Because the wavelength and pulse duration of the laser are closely controlled, treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos can be achieved with minimal energy densities, reducing the possibility of adverse effects on adjacent normal skin structures.
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