The Power of the PicoWay® Laser
The PicoWay® laser offers one of the most powerful laser treatments available today. The PicoWay® laser is the laser used at Ingrid Trenkle, MD for tattoo removal and more, its amazing picosecond technology can be used for lightening and removing natural discolorations on the face and body.
Overtime, age and sun-damage can cause discolorations and spots to form on the skin, the PicoWay can cosmetically treat these areas to minimize the pigmentation on your skin.
This affective laser is FDA approved for many varying skin types, colors and pigments. The PicoWay® is different and uses short pluses of energy, each blast treats the skin for only a picosecond (that’s one trillionth of a second!) resulting in maximum results with minimum discomfort. PicoWay is different, unlike traditional lasers, it’s ultra-targeted and focuses energy on more precise discolored areas. The laser exposes the body to minimal heat making the treatment safe and easy.
Results with the PicoWay® Resolve
he PicoWay Resolve hand piece can tighten skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother and more flawless complexion.
PicoWay® Hand Pieces for a Customized Treatment
Resolve™️ uses holographic diffractive beam-splitter technology to create a two dimensional array of LIOBs (Laser Induced Optical Breakdown). The LIOBs can be focused in the epidermis, using the 532nm wavelength, or in the upper papillary dermis, using the 1064nm wavelength.
Before and After Photos
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PicoWay Laser System?
PicoWay is a remarkably innovative dual wavelength picosecond laser from Syneron Candela. PicoWay enables removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type. 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 photo-mechanical impact which breaks up the tattoo ink or pigmentation into smaller, more easily eliminated particles.
What are the advantages of PicoWay?
PicoWay is the world’s first and only dual laser device with proprietary PicoWay technology: Dual wavelengths – 1064 nm & 532 nm wavelengths in one laser system. Treat the widest range of tattoos – 2 wavelengths to treat most tattoo colors & types, including recalcitrant tattoos. Treat dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions – Large spot sizes enable deep penetration when needed. Highest peak power – For effective energy over the broadest range of spot sizes. Shortest picosecond pulses – 40% shorter picosecond pulses mean effective, yet lower energy for less risk of side effects.
Why is PicoWay the best picosecond laser on the market?
PicoWay’s unique, proprietary mode of action has the highest peak power and shortest pulse duration of any picosecond device on the market for superior efficacy, safety and comfort. PicoWay’s ultrashort 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.
What is the effect of the pulse duration on the efficacy of 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.
What are the indications for PicoWay laser treatment?
PicoWay is indicated for the treatment of tattoos 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, Beckers Nevus.
What types of tattoos can be treated?
Many kinds of tattoos can be treated including professional, amateur, traumatic and even recalcitrant tattoos. Recalcitrant tattoos are tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment.
What are the wavelengths for PicoWay?
With the 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths for the system, laser irradiation is selectively absorbed by the targeted pigment 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 dual wavelengths enable removal of multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type.
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. Other chromophores in the skin, such as hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, should have little to no absorption of light within the selected wavelength. The 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths produced by the PicoWay laser have been carefully selected to utilize the difference in absorption for the treatment of tattoo pigments. Treatment of tattoos can therefore be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures.
The PicoWay is also the laser used for tattoo removal, please visit our Laser Tattoo Removal page to learn more and see the real life results: