How does the PicoWay Resolve laser work?

During your treatment the laser light is targeted at the area of unwanted pigmentation. The laser then fires in ultrashort (picosecond – one trillionth of a second) pulses. These pulses actually shatter the melanin in your skin into very minute particles which the body then eliminates using its natural processes.

Do I need an initial consultation?

Yes, before engaging in a full treatment you should always have a consultation and patch test. The consultation is vital for you to share any medical data that could be a factor in your treatment and get any questions you have answered. The patch test, is a small trial use of the laser on your skin to check for any adverse reactions. Here at Pulse Light Clinic both the consultation and patch test are offered free of charge.

Are there any side-effects to the PicoWay Resolve treatment?

Immediately following the treatment you may have some redness for a few hours but this will rapidly diminish. Certain patients may experience a temporary discolouration around the treated area but this will typically resolve over the next few month back to the natural skin colouring.

Is it painful?

Generally no, any pain is very minimal, though this will vary from person to person due to the difference in sensitivity of each person’s skin.

How many treatments should I need with the PicoWay Resolve laser?

This varies from person to person depending on certain factors. Mostly it depends on the size, location and depth of the lesion being treated. It can be as little as one treatment or up to several to achieve optimum results.

What should I expect following the treatment?

The area of your skin treated may remain red for up to a few hours. It is recommended that over the next few days you do not scrub or exfoliate the area. If you notice any darker skin peeling/falling off in the area treated, don’t worry it is a good thing as the old affected skin is being removed.

Are there any side-effects to the PicoWay Resolve treatment?

Immediately following the treatment you may have some redness for a few hours but this will rapidly diminish. Certain patients may experience a temporary discolouration around the treated area but this will typically resolve over the next few month back to the natural skin colouring.