There are days when you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and are so happy with what you see looking back at you. Then there are days when you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and feel frustrated with what you see. It could be that you notice that you’re having an acne breakout, you may notice new wrinkles in your skin or you may notice problems with pigmentation and skin irregularities.
A lot of these problems result from aging. Some of them, though, come as a result of unprotected exposure to the sun. This is true of things like sunspots, freckles, some age spots, as well as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
The PicoWay® laser utilizes amazing technology that is designed to address skin coloration issues and signs of aging. It is designed to treat your face by using the shortest laser pulse that is currently available. It delivers a bolt of laser electricity measured in picoseconds. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second. These fast, almost undetectable laser bursts are designed to address aging and pigmentation issues by breaking down unwanted pigment into its smallest particles. This procedure has been shown time and time again to be effective in addressing skin irregularities and, in some cases, reversing the signs of aging.
The PicoWay® laser procedure works by delivering short pulses of energy at an optimized level to attack pigmented particles. The device is calibrated in such a way that ensures that the pigmentation is the only thing that is effectively treated. The goal is to provide treatment while delivering the least amount of heat to the skin. Obviously, if the heat transferred to the skin was not controlled, it could lead to skin damage.
One of the benefits of the PicoWay® laser is that it is able to provide very fast results. Since the lasers that are used to treat the pigmentation are delivered in extremely fast, concentrated, high-power energy bolts, the energy is able to shatter even the smallest particle of pigmentation. Once these particles are broken down, your body can clear away the unwanted pigmentation naturally.
This is a fractional treatment. This is important because only a small percentage or a fraction of the skin is affected. The areas around the treated area are left unaffected. The healthy skin that is left behind is able to interact with the treated skin to improve and hasten the healing process.
The PicoWay® laser has gained popularity because most patients see results after just a few treatments. Additionally, unlike certain laser treatments and chemical peels that can only work on individuals with a particular skin type, this treatment has been shown to be beneficial on various people with drastically different types of skin.
The procedure is designed to be simple and to fit into the way that you live your life. Once treatment is complete, you should be able to get back to your day. Most treatment sessions last for only about 20 minutes. This means that a person can schedule an appointment during their lunch break and go back to their routine as if nothing had happened.
If you have been looking for a safe and effective facial rejuvenation treatment, visit The Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. We are proud to be one of the only practices in the state with the PicoWay® laser. Our offices are located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to request a consultation to learn more.