My experience with facial skin treatments has been somewhat touch and go. After having some good results with Laser Genesis and LED light therapy including Omnilux White Light and Red Light and more recently Yellow Light (healing)I’ve decided to experiment with other Laser Treatments focusing on addressing redness, an increase in collagen and promoting cell renewal and refined texture.
PicoWay Resolve Laser
What is PicoWay? It’s the latest and most advanced laser solution for not only getting rid of permanent tattoos but also targeting skin irregularities and the unwanted signs of aging. This advanced technology uses the shortest laser pulse picoseconds (one trillionth of a second) to break down benign pigmentation and minor imperfections.
The laser handpiece is used to target at a problem area of the skin in ultrashort picosecond pulses. It can shatter pigment into minuscule particles that can easily be eliminated by the body’s natural process. Or use it to reach the surface of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin for younger-looking skin. As this treatment emits less heat energy than your traditional lasers, it provides a much more comfortable treatment and no lengthy recovery.
I have very sensitive and unpredictable skin and am prone to redness and dryness so I am looking to promote new and a more refined textured and overall hydrated appearance. I am also on a constant mission to prevent and or halt aging and stimulate collagen production.
The Treatment – November 2019
Maxine at Evolution Laser is truly a superstar. I highly recommend her as a laser technician and overall beauty guru.
Maxine is aware of my sensitive, unpredictable skin as I have had hydradermabrasion treatment with her before so I am extremely confident that I am in safe hands.
The Picoway treatment involves short laser pulses and Maxine ‘zapped’ my face twice over with a medium intensity light pulse and then upped the intensity for another two rounds. I feel no discomfort or pain at all just a vaguely warm sensation. Maxine checked in with me every few minutes to gauge my pain levels and make sure I am comfortable.
Overall the treatment was fairly relaxing and painless.
After treatment I also had a yellow LED light treatment added on to promote further healing and optimum results.
After the Picoway Resolve treatment, the skin needs to regenerate so it can take up to four weeks to see optimum results.
It is very important to use SPF 30-50+ sunscreen immediately after and to avoid the sun as much as possible for a few weeks following your treatment.
I however drove home in broad daylight on a particularly sunny day and as a consequence I did have some redness for 2-3 days after my treatment which is not typical. As the redness was concentrated mainly on my drivers side of my face it is logical to assume this was caused by sun sensitivity. After around 3 days the redness resolved.
Two weeks later and my skin has exceeded my expectations the pores seem smaller the texture has refined and I am more glowing and radiant each day. I highly recommend Picoway Resolve am looking forward to my next treatment in 4-6 weeks.