67 Degrees Cosmetic Clinic is the ONLY cosmetic clinic that owns the technology of the 2nd generation of PicoWay with 4 laser wavelengths in British Columbia, Canada (July 1, 2020).
The PicoWay Laser System is an excellent option for any patient interested in tattoo removal, targeting sunspots, and treating signs of sun damage. With its hand piece, PicoWay Resolve, it is possible to carry out aesthetic procedures like skin-resurfacing. This makes PicoWay a very versatile device for many treatments.
PicoWay is an advanced laser that uses ultra-short picosecond pulses (equivalent to one trillionth of a second!) to the skin and will eliminate the skin issue with no downtime!
The ultra-short pulses with PicoWay are important because they lead to a “photoacoustic” effect that avoids heating the skin rather than a photothermal (or heat) approach that heats the skin and can lead to side effects, such as downtime and scarring.
The PicoWay laser reaches under the skin for its impact, leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. The ultra-short pulses vaporize their targets before the skin has the chance to overheat.
Targets can be pigment from a tattoo, melanin in the skin that causes dark spots, or areas in the dermis (a layer under the outer skin) where tiny spaces can be created to allow room for new collagen and elastin growth in the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles.
The PicoSure and PicoWay lasers both use picosecond technology. A picosecond is about a trillionth of a second, so these devices are differentiated by how they deliver constant bursts of energy that only last for a picosecond.
However, although they have similarities in name, the PicoWay device has several key advantages over the PicoSure laser. For example, the PicoWay (250 picoseconds) has 3 times the full picosecond power and speed than the PicoSure technology (750 picoseconds).
PicoWay is Health Canada cleared for certain uses: acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and tattoo removal. PicoWay is a treatment that typically involves treatment over a series of treatment sessions, so that is an important consideration in your treatment decision. A PicoWay treatment consultant can walk you through your treatment needs and will be the best source for determining whether PicoWay is right for you.
As a result of the PicoWay’s brilliant photoacoustic energy beams, it is able to keep the skin healthier while allowing patients to experience a high level of aesthetic enhancement without the need for any downtime, and few side effects – aside from minor swelling and some possible redness.