PicoWay®


Remove boldly. Treat lightly.

The PicoWay laser system delivers high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations for a photoacoustic effect that transforms skin from the inside out.1-5

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What is Picoway

Meet the picosecond laser intentionally designed to work from the inside out.1-5,19

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 downtime.
  • Treat benign pigmented lesions with 50% clearance after two treatments (96% of treated discolorations) across a range of skin types (Fitzpatrick Types II-V).20
  • Treat a wide range of tattoos. Even difficult-to-treat blue and green tattoos.4,5

How it works

PicoWay Resolve and PicoWay Resolve Fusion are split-beam treatments. These low-downtime treatments are popular for addressing acne scars, wrinkles, and benign pigmented lesions.

PicoWay Resolve

For the treatment of acne scars (1064 nm), wrinkles and benign pigmented lesions1-4

PicoWay Resolve Fusion

For the treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV

Applications
Zoom 532 nm
  • Red, yellow and orange tattoo removal (Fitzpatrick Skin Types (FST) I‐III)
730 nm and 785 nm
  • Green and blue tattoo removal (FST II‐IV)
Zoom 1064 nm
  • Black, brown, green, blue and purple tattoo removal (FST I-VI)
Resolve 1064 nm
  • Acne scars (FST II‐V)
Resolve 532 nm and 1064 nm
  • Wrinkles (FST I‐IV)
Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Benign pigmented lesions (FST I‐IV)
PicoWay Laser System
  • Benign Pigmented Lesions (FST I‐IV)
532 nm
  • Removal of tattoos for FST I-III to treat the following tattoo colors: red, yellow and orange
730 nm
  • Removal of tattoos for FST II-IV to treat the following tattoo colors: green and blue
785 nm
  • Removal of tattoos for FST II-IV to treat the following tattoo colors: green and blue
1064 nm
  • Removal of tattoos for all skin types (FST I-VI) to treat the following tattoo colors: black, brown, green, blue and purple
  • The Picoway laser system is also indicated for benign pigmented lesions removal for FST I-IV
  • The Resolve handpieces (532 nm HE, 532nm, 1064nm) are also indicated for treatment of wrinkles in FST I-IV
  • The Resolve handpiece (1064 nm) is also indicated for the treatment of acne scars in FST II-V
  • The Resolve Fusion handpiece (532 nm) is indicated for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions in FST I-IV
  • The Resolve Fusion handpiece (1064 nm) is indicated for the treatment of wrinkles as well as benign pigmented lesions in FST I-IV
System Highlights

Achieve outstanding results for your patients - and your practice.


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

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

  • Reduced acne scarring after just three treatments7
  • High rates of improvement in wrinkle appearance1,8
  • A high rate of benign pigmented lesion clearance9
  • Removal of multi-colored tattoos5

2. Comfort. The PicoWay Resolve system uses a well-tolerated approach to building new collagen and elastin in the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles.7,19

3. Low to no downtime. In brief, 15- to 20-minute treatment sessions, PicoWay Resolve treatment transforms skin while leaving the epidermis intact.

4. Photoacoustic effect. The PicoWay system’s photoacoustic effect, rather than photothermal effect, minimizes risk of skin heating and damage to surrounding tissue.21

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The go-to laser for skin of color


PicoWay system prepares your practice for future demographic changes. By 2060, nearly 60% of the U.S. population will consist of people with skin of color.18

Skin of color is where the PicoWay system really shines. Douglas Wu, MD, PhD

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Performance and Features

Customizable options

PicoWay comes in three different configurations to best complement your practice.

Spa


The foremost PicoWay system configuration for low downtime skin rejuvenation* featuring:

  • Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Resolve 1064 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm

Medical


The ultimate PicoWay system configuration for aesthetic and dermatologic needs featuring:

  • Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Resolve 1064 nm
  • 730 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm

Tattoo


The premier PicoWay system configuration for tattoo removal featuring:

  • 730 nm
  • 785 nm
  • 730 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm

Intentionally designed for treatment customization and performance.1-5,14,19

System


The foremost PicoWay system configuration for low downtime skin rejuvenation* featuring:

  • Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Resolve 1064 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm

Capabilities


The ultimate PicoWay system configuration for aesthetic and dermatologic needs featuring:

  • Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Resolve 1064 nm
  • 730 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm

Options


The premier PicoWay system configuration for tattoo removal featuring:

  • 730 nm
  • 785 nm
  • 730 nm
  • Zoom 532 nm and 1064 nm
Handpieces

PicoWay Resolve Fusion 532 nm
  • Fusion beam structure for more coverage
  • Benign pigmented lesions3
PicoWay Resolve
  • Two handpieces: 532 nm and 1064 nm
  • Acne scars (1064 nm)2, wrinkles1 and benign pigmented lesions3
PicoWay Zoom
  • Full beam 532 nm and 1064 nm1
  • Tattoo removal4
  • Benign pigmented lesions3
PicoWay 785 nm & 730 nm
  • Ti:sapphire crystal handpieces
  • Full Beam 785 nm and 730 nm
  • Tattoo removal (blue and green)5
  • Benign pigmented lesions3
Treatment Results

Look at the difference a few treatments can make.

PicoWay Pigmentation treatment for Asian - P1
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
Picoway Resolve skin rejuvenation treatment
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: David Friedman, MD
Condition: skin rejuvenation
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Resolve skin rejuvenation treatment
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: David Friedman, MD
Condition: skin rejuvenation
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Eric Bernstein, MD
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment for Asian - P3
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment for Asian - P4
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment for Asian - P5
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment - P6
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Pigmentation treatment for Asian - P7
Before
After
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Eric Bernstein, MD
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay
PicoWay Tattoo Remover
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Eric Bernstein, MD
Condition: Tattoo Removal
Treated with: PicoWay

Let the PicoWay system help you reach the expanding aesthetic market 15,16,18

~53K tattoo removal treatments performed/year in the US15

~2.8M skin rejuvenation treatments/year in the US15

~20M acne scar incidence/year in the US16,17

Key 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 aesthetic treatments with minimal downtime,1,2 PicoWay lasers can help set your practice apart.

Gain versatility. The PicoWay system features four picosecond wavelengths (1064 nm, 785 nm, 730 nm and 532 nm) and multiple handpieces to maximize your treatment options — and your ROI.

Minimize risk in patients with skin of color. Picosecond pulses minimize risk of side effects such as hypopigmentation and scarring that can often occur with slower, nanosecond pulse lasers.12,13

PicoWay. A sound investment.


Reduce the need for post-treatment care. Exclusive PicoWay Resolve uses sub-surface remodeling 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
  • Patient-friendly marketing materials to help grow your business
Testimonials

Hear what physicians have to say about PicoWay


 
Testimonials

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System Specifications

PicoWay Zoom and Titanium Sapphire Specifications

Laser Type Nd:YAG Frequency Doubled Nd:YAG Titanium Sapphire
Wavelengths 1064 nm 532 nm 730 nm & 785 nm
Maximum Energy 400 mJ 200 mJ 100 mJ
Pulse Duration 450 ps 375 ps 250 ps (730) & 300 ps (785)
Peak Power 0.89 Gigawatts 0.53 Gigawatts 0.4 GW (730) & 0.3 GW (785)
Spot Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 mm 2, 3, 4 mm
Repetition Rate Single, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Hz
Delivery System Articulated arm with 2 wavelength
Zoom handpiece
2 dedicated handpieces
Warm Up Time 2 minutes
User Interface Touchscreen 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 Requirements 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 A, 4600 VA single

PicoWay Resolve Specifications

PICOWAY RESOLVE SPECS PicoWay Resolve Fusion Specs
Laser Type Nd:YAG Frequency Doubled Nd:YAG Frequency Doubled Nd:YAG
Wavelengths 1064 nm 532 nm 532 nm
Max Energy / Central Beam 2.9 mJ 1.5 mJ 0.7 mJ
Max Fluence / Diffuse Ring     0.35 mJ
Pulse Duration 450 ps 375 ps 375 ps
Spot Size 6mm x 6mm
Matrix 10 X 10 Microbeam array
Repetition Rate Single, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Hz
Delivery System Articulated arm with Resolve handpiece
References
(*) As defined by minimization of benign pigmented lesions, wrinkles and acne scars.
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: http://www.empr.com/clinical-charts/fitzpatrick-skin-type-classification/article/294291/.
11. American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine website. Available at: https://www.aaamed.org/aesthetic_med.php.
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. Kauvar A, Bernstein E, Garden J. Multicenter study on the efficacy and safety of PicoWay Resolve for acne scars. 2017. Candela, data on file.
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: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions.
18. Colby SL, Ortman JM. Projections of the Size and Composition of the US Population: 2014 to 2060. US Census Bureau. March 2015.
19. PicoWay 510(k) clearance (K191685), September 2019.
20. Chan H, Narukar V. Prospective study of safety and efficacy of PicoWay laser for treatment of benign pigmented lesions, 2015.
21. Data on file, Candela 2021.
PU03621EN-NA, Rev. A
*Based on comparison of manufacturer specifications, Jan. 2020
1. PicoWay CE mark for wrinkles
2. PicoWay CE mark for acne scars
3. PicoWay CE mark for benign pigmented lesions
5. PicoWay CE mark for tattoos
6. PicoWay CE mark for tattoos with 785 nm handpiece
7. PicoWay CE mark PicoWay CE mark for acne scars. 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 CE mark for benign pigmented lesions. Data on file.
10. MPR website. Available at: http://www.empr.com/clinical-charts/fitzpatrick-skin-type-classification/article/294291/.
11. American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine website. Available at: https://www.aaamed.org/aesthetic_med.php.
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. Candela Corporation.
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: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions.
18. Colby SL, Ortman JM. Projections of the Size and Composition of the US Population: 2014 to 2060. US Census Bureau. March 2015.
19. PicoWay CE mark.
20. Data on file, US.
21. Chan H, Narukar V. Prospective study of safety and efficacy of PicoWay laser for treatment of benign pigmented lesions, 2015.
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