How the PicoWay® Laser Helps to Clear Melasma

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Melasma, a common skin condition characterized by gray or brown patches of skin discoloration, has historically been a challenging condition to treat. Many traditional laser treatments can actually make melasma worse by triggering inflammation and more hyperpigmentation in the future. 

However, the PicoWay® laser works differently from these traditional laser treatments and can be a very effective treatment for melasma without the risk of worsening hyperpigmentation. Let’s take a closer look at what makes PicoWay different here, and also explain why our laser pros are your top pic for this treatment.

PicoWay Does Not Overheat the Skin

The PicoWay laser uses short bursts of laser energy that do not cause the skin to overheat, unlike some other types of laser treatments. It is this heating that can trigger inflammation and future bouts of melasma symptoms with other lasers. Our treatment providers are careful to ensure that the correct level of laser energy is administered to the treated skin so that you can achieve excellent results.

PicoWay Is Suitable for All Skin Tones

PicoWay is a safe and effective treatment for all skin tones, thanks to its ability to target skin discoloration and imperfections without overheating the skin. For those with darker skin tones, other types of lasers may not be appropriate, as they may cause hyperpigmentation due to the levels of heat they create. We have evaluated countless laser systems over the years and chose PicoWay in part because of the flexibility it allows us in treating a wide range of patients.

PicoWay Offers 4 Different Wavelengths 

PicoWay is a customizable treatment option, with four different picosecond wavelengths and three beam technologies, making it ideal for all skin types, including those with melasma. What do all those big words mean? Simply put, it’s all about customization. Patches, spots and skin discolorations come in a range of shapes, colors and sizes. Our goal at Simply Smooth is to deliver an even, glowing complexion by using our expertise in cosmetic laser technology.

PicoWay laser treatments can also work well in tandem with other melasma treatments, such as topical medications and skin-brightening ingredients. For more information about PicoWay laser treatments or to schedule a consultation, please call our Tampa office at 813-877-8067 or easily request an appointment online.