PicoWay is an innovative dual wavelength picosecond laser from Syneron Candela that can remove multi-colored tattoos, recalcitrant tattoos (tattoos that have been proven to be resistant to nanosecond laser treatment) and benign pigmented lesions on any skin type. It is the world’s first and only dual laser device with proprietary PicoWay technology that has dual wavelengths in one laser system.
“The two wavelengths treat the widest range of tattoos, the most tattoo colors and types, and dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions. It works on large spot sizes to enable deep penetration when needed. It has the highest peak power for effective energy over the broadest range of spot sizes. And its shortest picosecond pulses mean effective, yet lower energy for less risk of side effects,” explains Dr. Joan Clarence Morallo, who was chosen to be one of the key opinion leaders in the world for Picoway.
PicoWay’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue. These bursts of energy create a photomechanical impact which breaks up the tattoo ink or pigmentation into smaller, more easily eliminated particles.
PicoWay treatment is indicated for all skin types.
“Ideally, the wavelength selected for eradication of the tattoo should be highly absorbed by the tattoo pigment and only minimally absorbed by other chromophores in the skin. Treatment of tattoos can therefore be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures,” says Dr. Morallo, head of Clarence Anti-Aging, Slimming and Dermatology Centre, the first and only one in the Philippines to have the PicoWay technology.