New PicoWay system tools target pigment
The PicoWay® system delivers high energy, ultra-short picosecond pulses utilizing a photomechanical effect to selectively destroy melanocytes in the targeted tissue, with reduced risk of unwanted thermal heating to surrounding tissue — even in darker skin.1-4 Adding to PicoWay system’s toolbox, for removing boldly and treating lightly, are the new PicoWay Resolve Fusion™ 532 nm handpiece and the PicoWay® 730 nm handpiece, FDA-cleared for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV.1 The 730 nm handpiece is also FDA-cleared for the removal of green and blue tattoo colors for Fitzpatrick skin types II‐IV.
In a clinical study of 84 adults, with the majority having darker Asian or Mediterranean/Middle Eastern skin, pigmentation on the face and body was treated with the new PicoWay Resolve Fusion 532 nm and PicoWay 730 nm handpieces. A series of 3-4 full-face treatments with the Resolve Fusion 532 nm handpiece and 1-4 focal treatments with the PicoWay 730 nm handpiece to the face and body resulted in >50% clearance of epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions for 77% of physician-blinded evaluations.
Subjects reported high satisfaction with treatment outcome.
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) rate was low in this population of darker-skinned subjects relative to data published from previous generation nanosecond lasers.3,5
The Resolve Fusion 532 nm and 730 nm handpieces are an ideal complement to your existing PicoWay system handpieces or an excellent addition for your customized PicoWay system purchase.
1. PicoWay laser system 510(k) clearance (K191685), Sept. 2019.
2. Artzi O, Mehrabi JN, Koren A, Niv R, Lapidoth M, Levi A. Picosecond 532-nm Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Laser-A Novel and Promising Modality for the Treatment of Café-Au-Lait Macules. Lasers Med Sci 2018;33:693-697.
3. Kung KY, Shek SY, Yeung CK, Chan HH. Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the Dual Wavelength Picosecond Laser for the Treatment of Benign Pigmented Lesions in Asians. Lasers Surg Med 2019;51:14-22.
4. Sang Ju Lee S, Hye Sung Han, Jun Ki Hong, et al. Successful Treatment of Pigmentary Disorders in Asians With a Novel 730-nm Picosecond Laser. Lasers Surg Med 2020 May 14.
5. Wang CC, Sue YM, Yang CH, Chen CK. A Comparison of Q-switched Alexandrite Laser and Intense Pulsed Light for the Treatment of Freckles and Lentigines in Asian Persons: A Randomized Physician-Blinded, Split-Face Comparative Trial. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006;54:804-810.