Are you looking for a way to remove uneven skin pigmentation? PicoWay is a laser skin treatment that is administered to treat fine line, wrinkles, birthmarks, age spots, and other skin issues. It is also capable of fading unwanted tattoos. This is a unique laser treatment because it uses very targeted and short laser pulses to treat the target areas. The laser pulses are measured in picoseconds and can easily break down unwanted pigment much more effectively than traditional laser treatments. This treatment also produces less heat energy than other laser treatments, which means less energy will be transferred to the skin. It can effectively treat melanin pigmentation without damaging the surrounding skin.
Individuals who choose this treatment will see an improvement in fewer treatments when compared with other lasers, and there is less discomfort with with PicoWay because less heat is used.
The procedure encourages the production of collagen. As your body produces more collagen, uneven skin pigmentation will diminish. The treatment is beneficial for all skin types, and many individuals choose this laser treatment for melasma, age spots, freckles, and other skin pigmentation problems. It is also an effective treatment option for tattoo removal. In fact, many individuals choose this laser for tattoo removal because it typically requires less sessions than other laser tattoo removal treatments.
The number of treatments that you will need will depend on your goals and needs. While some individuals may only need one treatment session, some will require several treatment sessions to reach their desired results. During the procedure, the laser will be applied to the target area, and short pulses of light will break down unwanted pigment and stimulate collagen production.
Some individuals report that their skin feels slightly sunburned following each treatment. You can apply a cold compress immediately following the treatment, and you may also be advised to wear a topical antibiotic ointment. It is important to refrain from exfoliating or scrubbing your face for the first couple of days after each treatment. Dark spots will begin to peel within a few days after treatment, and you may experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin, which should resolve within a week. It is important to wear avoid the sun while you skin is peeling. You can help maintain the results if you wear sunscreen daily.
Would you like to learn more about PicoWay? The friendly staff at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!