Pigmentation Problems: The PicoWay Solution for a Clearer Complexion

If you’re dreaming of clearer skin in 2019, look no further! MunkMD Dermatology Clinic has the best treatment to get an even complexion: the PicoWay laser system. Used for general improvement of pigmentation and skin quality as well as spot treatments of age spots, lentigines, acne scars, freckles, and more, PicoWay is a multi-purpose treatment that is at the forefront of dermatological technology.

What is the PicoWay laser?

PicoWay ​is​ ​a​ ​very​ ​powerful​ ​laser​ ​system ​that​ ​treats​ ​pigmentation,​ ​skin​ ​irregularities,​ ​and​ ​the signs​ ​of​ ​aging.​ Its unique ultra-fast delivery of concentrated high-power energy is what gives it its name, since it delivers energy bursts in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second!).

PicoWay is the only laser with three different wavelengths, which enables the treatment of a variety of pigmented lesions, improvement of overall skin quality and texture, and even removal of tattoos. One of these wavelength settings is called the PicoWay Resolve, which is a fractional treatment. This means that only a fraction of the skin is targeted, leaving untouched skin around the treated area to promote new collagen and elastic growth. This is ideal for skin irregularities and signs of aging.

What is the treatment like?

PicoWay sessions are just 15-20 minutes long. You may begin to see an improvement after just one session, but three to six sessions are recommended every 4 weeks, depending on the issue being treated. This is something that is discussed during consultations, when Dr. Munk assesses your skin and determines what the best treatment option is for you.

The treatment is fairly comfortable but may produce mild discomfort described as warmth or a slight elastic-band sting. After the treatment, you may have some redness, swelling, or tingling for a few hours, but normal activities can be resumed immediately. However, areas with thinner, more delicate skin may produce sensitivity for a few days, like the back of the hands after a sunspot treatment. To gain optimal results, it’s important to keep the treated area well hydrated and away from any sun exposure.

Why choose PicoWay at MunkMD?

Choosing a treatment is always multifaceted: it depends on what and where you want to treat, skin type and colour, and more.
The PicoWay system has fantastic results on the face, neck, décolleté, and hands. It can also treat most skin types, including black skin, while other treatments (such as IPL) are more limited.

For your personal consultation, call MunkMD at 514-937-2757 or stop by our clinic in downtown Montreal!

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