About Skin Rejuvenation
Overtime, our skin produces less collagen and elastin. This will be evident on the skin as fine lines, skin surface irregularities, and sagging skin.
The Picoway Resolve is a new fractional treatment that can be used to restore your skins’ youthfulness and treat these imperfections in as little as 20 minutes. Resolve is able to reach below your skin surface to stimulate collagen and elastin production without damaging the outermost layer of the skin.
Your skin will look smoother and more taut, where your fine lines will be softened as well, giving your face a lustrous glow everyone will love. Results will be visible in just a few treatments, with less discomfort, and little to no downtime.
Picoway Resolve uses holographic fractionated technology to induce LIOB (laser-induced optical breakdown). This results in ablation vacuoles under the skin that expand and disrupt tissue and generate shockwaves to enhance skin repair and rejuvenation by stimulating collagen and elastin. Picoway Resolve promotes micro-injuries either in the upper layers of the skin, or deep underneath the skin while leaving the top layer of your skin intact, thus, treating the skin from inside out. Resolve can therefore be used to customise treatments to treat pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, or stretch marks.
A thorough history will be taken and your skin will then be assessed to recommend the safest and most suitable treatment plan for you by our Cosmetic Physician and Registered Nurse. Before starting your treatment, your skin will be cleansed twice and degreased with alcohol. The treatment will feel like very tiny rubber bands on the skin and can be very tolerable. However, a cooling zimmer machine can be applied if needed. As Resolve delivers 101 evenly spaced, identical beams for uniform treatment, the treatment is more comfortable with less downtime as well as the surrounding tissue are untouched. Once the treatment is finished, a post-laser gel will be applied to soothe your skin, followed by SPF 50+ to protect your skin.
Your skin should appear smoother with a more even skintone. Fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation will also be improved, as well as tighter and more taut skin. Acne scarring will also dramatically improve, with amazing results in pore tightening as well.
Expected side effects include erythema and mild petechiae that may last 2-3 days. Your skin may feel slightly warm to touch which is expected, and you may experience mild breakouts as the laser is stimulating your skin.
Results vary depending on your skin type, condition, desired results, and lifestyle. Generally, 4-6 treatments are required every 2-4 weeks for rejuvenation, and potentially more than 10 treatments for acne scarring and stretch marks, however, yearly maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain results as the ageing process is inevitable.
Avoiding sun exposure is essential to maintain results and prevent complications, as well as reapplying SPF 50+ sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors. Avoid strenuous exercise and heat-inducing activities at least 2 days after treatments, and avoid other dermal treatments for 2 weeks as well after treatment. If needed, brightening serums need to be continued 5 days after treatment to maintain results and prevent complications. Active skincare (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, acids etc) is also essential to enhance and maintain results, however, do not apply active skincare for 5 days after treatment.