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What PicoWay is For

Meet the picosecond laser intentionally designed to work from the inside out.1-5

The PicoWay® system delivers high peak power and the shortest pulse durations6 for a non-thermal, photoacoustic effect that transforms skin from the inside out.1-5 With this remarkably innovative picosecond laser, you can:

Significantly improve acne scars2 and wrinkles1 with a series of quick, 15- to 20- minute treatments, with low to no downtime.

Address a range of benign pigmented lesions with flexibility in depth and spot size.3

Treat a wide range of tattoos. Even difficult-to-treat blue and green tattoos.4,5 

4 Treatments in 1 Platform

Before & After Photos

Look at the difference a few treatments can make.


Key Benefits of PicoWay

Achieve outstanding results for your patients - and your practice.

Here are four big reasons your patients will love you for using the PicoWay system:

Clinical evidence. Studies have shown that PicoWay lasers can deliver:

  • Reduced acne scarring after just three treatments7  
  • High rates of improvement in wrinkle severity1,8 
  • A high rate of benign pigmented lesion clearance
  • Removal of multi-colored tattoos5

Comfort. The PicoWay Resolve system uses a gentle approach to building new collagen and elastin in the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles. 

Low to no downtime. In brief, 15- to 20-minute treatment sessions, the PicoWay Resolve system transforms skin while leaving the epidermis intact. So patients can get back to their lives quickly, without significant side effects.1,7

Photoacoustic effect. Ultra-short pulses enable the strong photoacoustic impact needed to effectively fracture pigment particles without overheating surrounding skin tissues. 

Practice Benefits

Remove Boldly. Treat Lightly. Profit Soundly.

The PicoWay system is a sound investment for your aesthetic practice. It may help you:

Build patient volume and differentiate your practice. With four FDA-cleared indications, the PicoWay system helps you attract a wide range of patients. And with consumers seeking effective aesthetic treatments with minimal downtime,11 PicoWay lasers can help set your practice apart. 

Gain versatility. The PicoWay system features three wavelengths (1064nm, 785nm, and 532nm) and multiple handpieces to maximize your treatment options - and your ROI.

Minimize risk in skin of color patients. The PicoWay system’s ultra-short picosecond pulses are 100 times shorter than Q-switch lasers, in the trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulses minimize risk of side effects such as hypopigmentation and scarring that can often occur with slower, nanosecond pulse lasers.12,13

Practice Benefits

The PicoWay system is a sound investment for your aesthetic practice. It may help you:

Reduce the need for post-treatment care. Exclusive PicoWay Resolve uses sub-surface ablation without breaking the stratum corneum, transforming your patient’s skin from the inside out and potentially minimizing follow-up care needs.

Grow your practice today and tomorrow. The PicoWay system is backed by Candela’s ongoing commitment to excellent service. Count on us for:

  • On-site clinical training
  • Training workshops
  • Clinical studies to support existing and future product uses
  • Service support from highly trained technicians
  • 36 month warranty 
  • Patient-friendly marketing materials to help grow your business
Intentionally designed for treatment customization and performance.(1-5,14)
Photo of a doctor treating a woman patient with PicoWay device.


  • The PicoWay system’s flexible treatment parameters put you and your staff in control of wavelength, fluence, repetition rate, and spot size, for highly customizable treatments.14 And there’s no compromise of spot size for fluence.15
  • With the shortest picosecond pulses, the PicoWay system’s skin treatment pallet extends from the lightest to even the darkest skin types.
Photo illustrating the way PicoWay device is used for tattoo removal.


  • Three true picosecond wavelengths for optimal treatment customization with handpiece clearances that span Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI.10
  • PicoWay system: 1064nm, 785nm, 532nm1-5
  • PicoWay Resolve: 1064nm, 532nm1-5
Photo of woman’s back and hands with clear, smooth skin.


  • Multiple ergonomic handpieces including full- and split-beam options, for more targeted treatment options.
  • One-of-a-kind PicoWay Resolve providing a gentle approach for building new collagen and elastin to transform skin.
The PicoWay system can help you reach an array of new markets. The aesthetic market is significant and expanding(15,16,17,20)
Icon illustrating the 53 thousand tattoo removal treatments.


Tattoo Removal Treatments15

Icon illustrating the 2.8 million skin rejuvenation treatments.


Skin Rejuvenation Treatments15

Icon illustrating the 20 million acne scar incidence.


Acne Scar Incidence16,17

See what physicians have to say about Picoway

Icon illustrating the 60% of the U.S. population that will consist of people with skin of color by 2060.

Nearly 60% of the U.S. population will consist of people with skin of color by 206018

The PicoWay system is the laser of choice for Removery, the nation’s #1 tattoo removal chain.

Ready to make an Intentionally Brilliant move?

Let a Candela product expert show you how the PicoWay system can help transform your patients - and your practice.


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Product Specifications


Laser TypeNd:YAG FrequencyDoubled Nd:YAG
Wavelengths1064 nm532 nm
Maximum Energy400 mJ200 mJ
Pulse Duration450 ps375 ps
Peak Power0.90 Gigawatts0.53 Gigawatts
Spot Sizes2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 mm
Repetition RateSingle, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 Hz
Delivery SystemArticulated arm with zoom handpiece
Warm Up Time2 minutes
User InterfaceTouchscreen with GUI
Size 42” H x 18” W x 27” D
107 cm H x 46 cm W x 69 cm D
Weight 275 lbs. / 125 kg.
Power Requirements200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 A, 4600 VA single


  1. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for wrinkles (K170597), May 2017. 
  2. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for acne scars (K162454), February 2017. 
  3. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for benign pigmented lesions (K150326), April 2015. 
  4. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for tattoos (K142372), October 2014. 
  5. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for tattoos with 785 nm handpiece (K160607), July 2016. 
  6. Based on available 510(k) summaries as of October 2017. 
  7. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for acne scars (K162454), February 2017. Data on file. 
  8. Gold MH, Biron JA. Presented at: 37th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery ; April 5-9, 2017; San Diego, CA. 
  9. PicoWay 510(k) clearance for benign pigmented lesions (K150326), April 2015. Data on file. 
  10. MPR website. Available at: 
  11. American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine website. Available at: 
  12. Adatto MA, et al. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2017;52:113-123. 
  13. Wang CC, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006;54(5):804-810. 
  14. Data on file. Syneron Candela.
  15. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2016 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics. 
  16. Dreno B, Tan J, Kang W, Rueda M, Lozada VT, et al. How people with facial acne scars are perceived in society: an online survey. Dermatol Ther. 2016;6:207-218. 
  17. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: 
  18. Colby SL, Ortman JM. Projections of the Size and Composition of the US Population: 2014 to 2060. US Census Bureau. March 2015. 
  20. Data on file, US market.