PicoWay Resolve Details
Introducing the world’s most powerful Picosecond laser for skin rejuvenation…
PicoWay Resolve by Syneron Candela is the most exciting development in this era of non-invasive cosmetic medicine. Resolve is the world’s first Picosecond Holographic Fractional Laser system designed for facial rejuvenation – treatment of fine lines, pores, skin laxity and pigment in the one treatment. Vamp Cosmetic Clinic is the only laser clinic in the Newcastle and the Central Coast regions with this device.
Picosecond means a trillionth of a second, the speed is important as the laser generates photomechanical energy rather than photothermal energy (heat energy) like most other laser and RF devices. Photomechanical energy creates the desired tissue injury and breaks up even very small pigment particles in the deeper layers of the skin (dermis). The process of repair is triggered which results in collagen and elastin production. The difference is very little heat is delivered to the tissue and the top layers of the skin (epidermis) are not disrupted which means increased comfort for the patient, and a highly effective rejuvenating treatment with virtually no downtime. Make up can be applied the next day.
PicoWay Resolve can be used on all skin types (Fitzpatrick skin types 1-5) even in people prone to melasma and other hyper-pigmentation conditions. The laser is holographic because the hundreds of thousands laser pinpoints are focused beneath the epidermal layer. The end result is younger and more taut appearance in the skin. Pigmentation is cleared. Texture of the skin is smoother.
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HOW IS PICOWAY RESOLVE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LASER SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENTS?
There are a number of differences between PicoWay Resolve and other device based skin rejuvenation treatments. Most devices used to treat the visable signs of ageing – skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles and pigment (sun damage, brown spots, freckles) use photothermal energy to heat tissue causing a thermal injury to the dermis and epidermis which although very effective, is associated with increased discomfort for the client and downtime of 2 – 14 days. PicoWay Resolve is able to treat pigment, pores, skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles in the same treatment with virtually no downtime. You can apply make up the next day.
IS THE TREATMENT SAFE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The risk of scarring and infections are very low as PicoWay Resolve does not disrupt the top layers of the skin compared to many other device based skin rejuvenation treatments. Utilisation of photomechanical energy rather than photothermal energy means all skin types can be treated with relatively low risk of hypo and hyperpigmentation.
The treatment takes around 15-20 minutes to treat a full face.
WILL I FEEL IT?
PicoWay Resolve is relatively more comfortable compared to other device based skin rejuvenation treatments. Utilisation of photomechanical energy compared to photothermal energy means less heat is delivered to the tissue resulting in a high degree of client comfort. You will feel a ‘prickling’ sensation as the laser passes over the skin.
Numbing cream is offered complimentary for this treatment if needed.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREATMENT?
Virtually none. PicoWay Resolve utilises true picosecond technology which means less heat is delivered to the deep layers of the tissue and the outer layers of the skin remain intact. The desired tissue injury and subsequent production of collagen and elastin is the result of photomechanical damage rather than heat damage meaning there is very little, if any downtime. You will experience slight erythema (redness) for approximately 24 hours which is easily coverable with makeup. Make up can be applied the next day.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
PicoWay Resolve is a highly effective rejuvenating treatment for all parts of the body. The most popular areas for treatment are – face, neck, décolletage, hands and arms. PicoWay Resolve is perfect for treating all areas of the body but is especially safe and effective for treating delicate areas such as backs of hands and the décolletage compared with other device based treatments. Signs of ageing are often very visable in these areas, and the skin in these areas is thin and delicate and therefore at increased risk of burning and scarring with other light based devices. PicoWay Resolve treats pigment, lines and skin laxity in these areas safely and effectively.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
2-5 treatments are recommended to see visable results in most clients but results are variable. PicoWay Resolve is so gentle it can be used once every 1-3 months to keep your skin looking clear, taut and plump all year round.