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PicoWay | laser treatment in markham and north york

The PicoWay laser is FDA-cleared to remove tattoos, acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, and pigmentation, such as birthmarks and melasma. It’s designed to be effective on a wide variety of tattoo types and colors (including those that might not have responded to previous removal methods), and the settings can be customized to work on any skin tone, making it one of the best choices for tattoo removal. 

Picoway laser is offered in our Toronto Medi Spa, Markham Medi Spa, and North York Medi Spa. 

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Pro and Cons of picoway?

Pros

  • PicoWay is so effective that you’ll have fewer treatments than with other laser tattoo removal options.
  • There’s less pain than with other lasers because the pulses are very fast.
  • The laser works on tattoos of all colors and on all skin tones.
  • There’s less burning and scarring than with other laser options.
  • PicoWay works well on tattoos applied by both amateurs and professionals.

Cons

  • As with other laser tattoo removal options, you’ll need multiple sessions for complete removal.
  • Results vary, and not everyone sees the results they want.
  • Laser tattoo removal isn’t recommended for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon because the process can take a year (or more). If you get pregnant before your tattoo is completely removed, you should pause treatments and resume once your provider has determined it’s safe.

 

Picoway is offered in our Markham, Yorkville, and North York location.

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What is picoway laser treatment?

PicoWay® is an advanced laser solution for the treatment of acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, pigmentation, and even hard-to-treat melasma. Brought to you by Syneron Candela, this revolutionary technology boasts three wavelengths and uses ultra-short picosecond ( one trillionth of a second ) pulses to treat a broader range of skin types in fewer treatments and with greater comfort. PicoWay® can also treat all colors of tattoos.  

PicoWay® delivers ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy targeted at unwanted pigment while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. These pulses break up the pigment into smaller particles that are more easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. Because it emits less heat than traditional lasers, PicoWay® provides a more comfortable treatment with fast results and virtually no downtime. After treatment, patients may experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin surrounding the treatment site. Over a few days, the targeted lesions will darken and slough away. Adopting a pigment-regulating daily skincare routine that includes broad-spectrum sunscreen will be highly recommended to prevent subsequent spots.

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What to expect?

  • Mild swelling and redness on the first day, usually gone by the next day 
  • New skin forms after 1-2 week
  • Results are gradual and progressive. A series of treatments is needed to see results

Doctor's Orders

  • No makeup/sunscreen the first day
  • Use cool compresses to ease redness for the first day
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Between sessions, follow these healing guidelines for the treated area.

    • Apply a clean bandage for the first few days.
    • Avoid soaking in water (which carries a risk of infection) and don’t use a high-pressure water spray (which could take off your scabs).
    • Don’t shave the area.
    • Avoid self-tanning products or too much sun, since pigmentation changes can skew the laser and cause blistering or burning. 
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to let the skin breathe.
    • Use an ice pack to help ease swelling or inflammation, and ask your doctor about which over-the-counter painkillers are safe. 
    • Don’t touch or pick at any scabs. 

    If you have oozing or signs of infection, call your doctor right away.

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About DR. SHAWN SEIT, MD

Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is the founder and medical director of Rejuuv Medispa. He is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Medical School and trained with Dr. R. Stephen Mulholland who has been voted one of the top ten cosmetic plastic surgeons in Canada by Flare Magazine. Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is rated on RateMd and Verified Real Self Doctor. 

Dr. Seit has extensive experience with cosmetic picoway laser use, injection rhinoplasty, Botox, dermal fillers, and facial sculpting. Dr. Seit also performs a new non-surgical body sculpting technique to dissolve unwanted fat deposits on the body. Dr. Seit’s techniques will result in attractive, natural-looking enhancements.