Introducing the world’s most powerful Picosecond laser for skin rejuvenation…
PicoWay Resolve by Candela Medical is the most exciting development in this era of non-invasive cosmetic medicine. Resolve is the most powerful picosecond laser on the market and one of the least invasive laser treatments for skin rejuvenation. It’s recommended for treatment of fine lines, pores, skin texture and pigment in the same treatment. This is our most popular laser skin rejuvenation treatment and our Therapists are highly experienced in consultation and treatments and it’s exclusive to Vamp Cosmetic Clinic. It’s so popular, we are ranked second highest in Australia for the number of treatments performed in clinic each year.
Why is PicoWay Resolve so popular?
The difference between Resolve and other laser rejuvenation treatments is – very little heat is delivered to the tissue so 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 end result is clearer, softer skin. Pigmentation is cleared and the texture of the skin is smoother.
PicoWay Resolve has also just received FDA clearance for treatment of mild to moderate acne scarring.
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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 laser 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, fine lines and skin texture in the same treatment with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can apply make up the next day.
IS THE TREATMENT SAFE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
As PicoWay Resolve does not use thermal heat to disrupt the top layers of the skin, the risk is much lower compared to many other device based skin rejuvenation treatments. Utilisation of photomechanical energy (soundwave energy) rather than thermal energy (heat) means all skin types can be treated with relatively low risk of hypo and hyperpigmentation.
The treatment takes around 20-30 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 (soundwaves) compared to thermal energy (heat) 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.
Our specially compounded numbing cream is offered complimentary for this treatment.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREATMENT?
The downtime for this treatment relative to other laser skin treatments is minimal. You can expect redness and tenderness (similar to sunburn) for approximately 24-48 hours. It’s not uncommon to experience a mild, itchy, bumpy patterning in areas of the treated skin. This tends to occur after your first Resolve treatment and is less likely to occur, or occurs more mildly, on subsequent treatments. Those with particularly sensitive skin experience this reaction more so than those with less sensitive skin. An antihistamine is effective in calming the skin and can be taken before treatment and after treatment.
In most cases, make up can be applied the next day. The results of the treatment are usually evident in 5-7 days.
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 and is useful for treating delicate areas such as backs of hands and the décolletage compared with other heat based treatments e.g. IPL/photorejuvenation. Signs of ageing are often very visable in these areas, and the skin in these areas is thin and delicate and at increased risk of burning and scarring with heat based treatments. PicoWay Resolve treats pigment, fine lines and skin texture in these areas effectively and with less risk.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
3-6 treatments are recommended to see visible 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.