No matter how well we take care of our skin, it’s vulnerable to the passage of time. Do you have scars, wrinkles, dark spots, sun damage, or fine lines? PicoWay® Resolve™ is an effective, non-invasive, non-surgical anti-aging device that targets these unwanted signs of aging as well as skin irregularities, acne scars, a range of pigmented lesions, and stretch marks. The PicoWay® Resolve™ laser works on all skin types, and after a treatment, your complexion will be brighter, firmer, and younger-looking.
This breakthrough technology uses short laser pulses of concentrated high-power energy measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) to make microscopic injuries in the skin. Since collagen is your body’s rejuvenating mechanism for skin, PicoWay® Resolve™ stimulates collagen production for younger-looking skin tone. Collagen is created to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can I Expect From a PicoWay® Resolve™ Treatment?
We recommend a series of treatment sessions 4-6 weeks apart for best results; the specific number of treatments depends on the condition and individual concerns. 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 pulses of light energy feel like rubber bands snapping at your face; there may be mild discomfort. The treatment itself takes about 20 minutes. Immediately following the procedure a calming cream will be applied along with a chemical-free sunblock to the treated area.
Recommended Pre-Treatment Instructions
Be sure to inform the provider regarding any current or past medical condition, disease, or medication(s) that you take. Recently tanned skin cannot be treated. Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, tanning booths, and self-tanning skin care products during the 2 weeks leading up to your appointment (and throughout the complete treatment period).
4-7 days before your PicoWay® Resolve™ treatment, avoid these products and/or procedures:
- Depilatory Creams
- Laser Hair Removal
- BOTOX® injections (should wait 1 week)
3-5 days before your PicoWay® Resolve™ treatment, avoid these products and/or procedures:
- Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®
- Any products containing retinol, alpha -hydroxy acid (AHA), beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide
- Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
- Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc.) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves
What Happens After a PicoWay® Resolve™ Treatment? Aftercare Instructions
PicoWay® Resolve™ requires minimal to no downtime. Visible results appear after just one treatment. Refrain for vigorous activities until the following day. Avoid saunas or swimming for 7 days. Don’t scrub or irritate the skin during the healing process. Post treatment skin care products will be provided. You may wear mineral-based makeup the next day after your treatment. Chemical-free sunblock of SPF 30 or more must be applied daily and reapplied every 2 hours. Use products provided by or recommended by provider.
Are There Any Side Effects to a PicoWay® Resolve™ Treatment?
Some patients experience short-term effects such as redness, itching, mild burning, swelling, and temporary bruising. Pigmented areas may appear darker or lighter for the first several days, but return to normal pigmentation color in less than a week. You may see darker spots peeling or falling off in the treatment site, but this is a normal part of the process.
Results will vary.