PicoWay® laser treatments can be used at our office in OKC to remove unwanted pigmentation, such as sunspots. PicoWay® emits lasers in ultrashort bursts that are so fast that their speed is measured in picoseconds, and a picosecond is one trillionth of a second. That speed gives the laser enough energy to shatter the particles of the pigment, so the body can eventually absorb them. It also reduces the discomfort often associated with laser treatments. Conventional lasers with longer bursts heat up the surrounding tissues, much to the patient’s discomfort. The ultrashort and fast bursts of a PicoWay® laser prevent that from happening.
The associated technology allows our practitioner to adjust spot size, beam delivery, repetition rate and energy to tailor the treatment to the patient’s needs. Large spot sizes, for example, allow the laser to penetrate deeper into the skin. PicoWay® laser treatments can be used on all skin types, including dark skin. The treatments themselves are also very convenient, as they require very little downtime.
What Can PicoWay® Laser Treatments Address?
The PicoWay® system can be used to remove such benign discolorations of the skin as age spots, sunspots, café au lait spots and freckles. It can also be used to treat the Nevus of Ota, a bluish-brown pigmentation that affects the face and eyes and is most commonly seen in patients of Asian descent. PicoWay® is also currently the only laser system that can be used to treat melasma.
What is the Treatment Like?
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our office in OKC. Oftentimes, a series of treatment sessions is necessary to achieve the desired results. The number of treatments needed in your case will depend on the size and complexity of the condition being treated. Some patients may need only one treatment, but others will need at least three or four to get the best results.
Getting Started with PicoWay® Laser Treatments
Our team at Longevity in Oklahoma City is at the ready to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are dealing with age spots, melasma, birthmarks, freckles, or another unwanted skin condition, schedule a consultation at our office in OKC to learn more about PicoWay® laser treatments. Contact us today to book your appointment!