In a perfect world we would all have the healthy, flawless skin we see on actors or models. The reality is, acne is a common problem that can affect anybody (even the rich and famous). In many cases it can even bring on scarring. Long after skin has finally cleared up and calmed down, it’s frustrating when bumps, indentations, and discoloration remain on the skin where everyone can see it. Even the most powerful concoction of lotions and serums can’t erase acne’s “I was here!” message. Fortunately, there are modern methods for getting rid of scars and improving skin texture, with PicoWay leading the pack.
When considering your options for acne scar treatment, it’s important to know what kind of results you can expect. Laser services vary in how they affect the skin. Your face is front-and-center, so take advantage of the most current technology to reflect your inner glow. PicoWay Resolve Laser is a game-changer when it comes to treating skin conditions. It doesn’t burn or heat the skin’s surface, limiting downtime between treatments and requiring fewer total sessions. A visible difference can sometimes be detected after a single 15-20 minute treatment.
What are acne scars?
Acne is more than a blemish or minor irritation. It’s a long-term skin disease affecting millions of people worldwide. It flares up in highly visible areas like the cheeks, chin and forehead and can take away from a person’s quality of life. While skin problems tend to peak during teenage years and fade with age, up to 40% of acne sufferers will experience some scarring well after initial problems have cleared up.
The most common reason for scarring is due to a loss of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that maintains the body’s structure, along with its mate, elastin. These proteins bring a firmness to tissue, a “plumping” and youthful look that actresses always seem to have on the red carpet. When collagen is lost during skin damage, scarring and discoloration occurs. Real improvement can be made by encouraging collagen production in the facial skin, and that’s where the laser comes in.
What is PicoWay Resolve?
PicoWay Resolve is a laser treatment that can dramatically reduce acne scarring. The name PicoWay comes from the hyper-short laser pulses called “picoseconds” that stimulate healthy protein renewal and bring the glow back to your cheeks. Ever heard of a nanosecond? A picosecond is even smaller.
PicoWay specifically targets pigment and blasts it apart, making it invisible to the naked eye. PicoWay Resolve takes things up a notch by multiplying the PicoWay laser beam into 100 “beamlets” to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin proteins. In other words, it reduces discoloration while also adding more space for healthy, flexible skin to generate.
A major advantage to PicoWay Resolve is that it reaches beneath the skin’s surface (also known as sub-surface ablation). For the person undergoing treatment, this means a safer process with less side-effects, as well as minimal recovery time between sessions. Less advanced methods of skin treatment actually heat the skin and can cause unwanted side effects including pain, burning and more scarring. No thanks!
Expected results of PicoWay Resolve
Each PicoWay session takes 15-20 minutes. Some results may be visible after a single treatment but generally 3 are needed to make a significant improvement. Minimal downtime is required after your appointment, and you can expect to book your next session in about 4 weeks.
PicoWay Resolve is a treatment you can count on because it’s been scientifically proven to reduce acne scars. During clinical studies, patients reported high levels of satisfaction with the results achieved: after only 3-6 sessions, 94% of treated areas showed significant improvement. No anesthetic was used during trials. While there may be some redness and tingling immediately after the laser session, most users reported little to no discomfort. Your PicoWay provider can provide before and after-care instructions to make your treatment go as smoothly as possible.
You don’t have to be “stuck” with acne scars for life. It’s possible to achieve smoother, firmer skin with a more even texture after only a few sessions at Advanced Laser Clinic. Leave the scars behind and start your new beginning!