Using PicoWay® Laser to Correct Sun Damage

Summer is the time of the year when everyone is looking for fun and vacations in the sun. However, did you know that about 80 percent of your aging signs are actually caused by the sun? In other words, that beloved sunshine that you’ve been waiting for all year is making your skin look aged and tired ahead of time.

Among other anti-aging procedures, PicoWay® laser is a very common cosmetic option for reversing sun damage. After a long summer in the scorching sun, PicoWay® can help restore your skin and correct some of the sun damage. Let’s find out how PicoWay® can benefit your skin. 

What Is PicoWay®?

The PicoWay® laser treatment is a device that uses high-powered laser beams broken down in ultra-short pulses. Rather than using a photothermal effect, it uses a photoacoustic one that does not overheat your skin. Your skin will be transformed from the inside out as its top layer remains unharmed.

The purpose of the PicoWay® laser is to shatter pigmentation from underneath the skin, leaving an even skin tone behind. Used correctly, it can remove tattoos, but its most popular functionality is to reduce damage caused by the sun. Depending on the size and depth of the discoloration, several treatments may be necessary to remove excess pigmentation. 

Why Get PicoWay® Treatments After Summer?

Thanks to its versatility, the PicoWay® laser can be used to treat various types of sun damage. Here are the main imperfections often caused by sunlight exposure and how the PicoWay® laser can help treat them: 

  • Pigmentation and Sun Spots

In the outer layer of your skin, you have cells that contain melanin. This melanin will protect you from UV rays, but it can also be damaged by UV rays. The cells will multiply and darken, causing what we know as “tans.” At the same time, it can lead to the formation of sunspots. 

PicoWay® laser helps by breaking down the formation of melanin. Over time, your body will process the damaged melanin, removing it naturally. Your skin can look spot-free within a few weeks, depending on how many treatments you need.

  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Excessive sun exposure can cause the collagen within your skin to break down much faster than it normally would. With time, this may lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

PicoWay® laser creates tiny spaces in your skin’s second layer, starting your body’s healing process. This triggers collagen production, balancing with the elastic and reducing the chances of wrinkling. 

  • Skin Elasticity Issues

UV rays can affect your skin cells, including the ones responsible for holding your skin together: elastin and collagen. As the bonds and the cells are destroyed, your skin can no longer maintain its elasticity, which leads to sagging.

PicoWay® laser can help restore elasticity by triggering collagen production. As the bonds are restored, your skin will get a much more youthful look. 

PicoWay® Laser Against Sun Damage

The sun can be ruthless on your skin, especially during summertime. This is why you need to treat the damage before it sets in permanently. The PicoWay® laser can help you in that respect, so schedule an appointment with Dr. Ariel Ostad and get your sun damage treated right now!

For more information about PicoWay® and how you may use it to treat sun damage, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He and his team would be more than happy to help you with the information that you need. You may also fill out the online contact form, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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