Pigmentation and skin imperfections are no one’s best friends, especially when they are here to stay. And while an acne breakout may eventually go away, the scars are not as easy to deal with. This can be nerve-wracking considering that hyperpigmentation affects up to 40 percent of the population, especially darker-skinned people.
Luckily, thanks to technology, you no longer have to feel self-conscious about your imperfect skin, nor do you need to hide it with makeup. The PicoWay® laser can come to your aid and in this blog, we will talk about this procedure and how it can help you if you’re dealing with hyperpigmentation.
The PicoWay® laser is an FDA-approved procedure that can help you reduce various skin imperfections, like hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, etc. Whether the pigmentation spots are caused by aging, sun exposure, or genetics, the photoacoustic ultrashort pulses can easily target them. The result will be smooth skin, with youthfulness restored from the inside out.
PicoWay® laser is a non-invasive procedure, making it a good choice for those women and men looking for minimal downtime. After the treatment, the broken-down pigments will be removed naturally by your skin, improving your skin laxity and providing a more even skin tone.
PicoWay® is a versatile form of laser treatment that can address a variety of concerns. Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends this procedure for the following conditions:
PicoWay® laser can effectively target hyperpigmentation by breaking down the pigment cells and stimulating the production of collagen. Through the laser’s ultrashort picosecond pulses, the pigmentation spots are shattered into very thin particles, which are then eliminated naturally by your immune system. As a result, your skin will get a more even look.
The PicoWay® laser is useful in reducing brown spots, especially for women and men with darker skin types. Long-pulse lasers might be less effective when it comes to treating darker skin, but this does not apply to the short-term pulses of PicoWay®. Since there is no time for potential damage from thermal energy or heat, the PicoWay® laser can safely reduce brown spots caused by aging or sunlight exposure.
Acne scars often appear when collagen production is low, and the skin is unable to close itself properly after a breakout. As a side effect of incorrect healing, the skin around the scar also has uneven pigmentation. Through its ability to stimulate collagen production, PicoWay® can help you reduce acne scars and provide smoother-looking skin.
Similar to acne scars, PicoWay® laser can also help you reduce the appearance of deeper scars. The laser can reach deep into your dermis, stimulating the production of collagen and breaking down the scar tissue. And as your skin begins to heal from the laser, the pigmented lesions will be diminished as well.
While most people use the PicoWay® laser to get rid of pigmentation spots, the procedure may also be used to treat wrinkles. This is thanks to the laser’s ability to stimulate collagen production, restoring your skin’s ability to heal and reducing wrinkling depths.
While the PicoWay® laser uses a photoacoustic effect to slightly “damage” your skin, the procedure causes very little discomfort. Because of this, no anesthesia is needed, which makes traditional lasers a thing of the past. Traditional laser treatments were known for their complications, which is why PicoWay® may be a better alternative for you!
Once the procedure is completed, you will experience some redness, which can easily be soothed with a cooling, moisturizing cream. Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends that you use a high-SPF product after the treatment since your skin will be sensitive to UV rays. The side effects should go away in two days at most with the redness fading within the first 24 hours.
The PicoWay® laser is a non-invasive, gentle method to take care of stubborn skin imperfections. Whether you are dealing with hyperpigmentation, acne scars, or even wrinkles, the PicoWay® laser can easily reduce these imperfections. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Ariel Ostad to be on your way to clearer, blemish-free skin!
For more information about the PicoWay® laser and its uses, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He will be more than happy to provide you with all the answers that you need. You may also get in touch with us via the provided contact form.
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