Utah’s Leading Picoway Resolve Clinic

Are you tired of hiding behind makeup or clothing to cover up unwanted skin imperfections, such as acne scars or pigmentation issues? Look no further than Picoway Resolve! This state-of-the-art laser technology is designed to target a wide range of skin concerns with precision, including stubborn pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and more. With minimal downtime and no invasive procedures required, Picoway Resolve is a popular choice for those looking to achieve smoother, clearer, and more radiant skin.

What Is PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay is a picosecond laser with high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations. The PicoWay laser uses a photoacoustic rather than a photothermal effect, which means the skin doesn’t overheat and require a more involved recovery after treatment. PicoWay delivers very high power, but in incredibly short duration pulses. This transforms your skin from the inside out.

PicoWay Resolve is a treatment on the PicoWay laser system. It uses a special handpiece that splits the full beat into tiny microbeams. This allows treatment of conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles, and pigmented lesions. PicoWay Resolve treats these problems by creating tiny open spaces, called vacuoles, under the skin where new collagen and elastin are built and rejuvenate the skin.

At Ward Institute, we put the advanced laser technology of the PicoWay laser to work treating your pigmentation problems and acne scars. PicoWay technology is known for its effectiveness removing tattoos, and now we bring it to these other skin problems.

PicoWay Resolve And Pigmented Lesions

The PicoWay picosecond laser is renowned for its success in tattoo removal. In the PicoWay Resolve treatment it is equally effective on brown spots and areas of uneven pigmentation. The PicoWay laser delivers the ultra-short pulses, which the handpiece then splits into tiny microbeams. These pulses penetrate the skin and break down the melanin of your brown spots into minuscule particles (the same as happens with tattoo colors) and your body then disposes of the particles.

PicoWay Resolve utilizes holographic fractional technology, meaning that only a fraction of the skin is affected. The laser wavelengths target the melanin and leave the surrounding skin unaffected.

Research on PicoWay Resolve and pigmented lesions shows its effectiveness. In a clinical study, after using PicoWay Resolve 96 percent of targeted lesions had a good or complete clearance.

The PicoWay Resolve Procedure

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For PicoWay Resolve?

What Does PicoWay Resolve Treat?

At Ward Institute, we use PicoWay Resolve to remove pigmented lesions, areas of uneven pigmentation, and to improve the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles.

These are the pigmentation problems we address with PicoWay Resolve:

  • Freckles
  • Lentigines
  • Age spots
  • Nevus of Ota (increased pigmentation around the eyes)
  • Café-au-lait spots
  • Melasma

Procedure Description

Are PicoWay Resolve Treatments Painful?

Because the handpiece used in Resolve treatments splits the laser beam, coupled with the incredibly short duration of the pulses, makes these treatments comfortable with only minimal discomfort.

PicoWay Resolve is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses picosecond laser technology to improve the texture, tone, and appearance of the skin. The procedure is typically performed by a licensed esthetician or other qualified skincare professional. The procedural steps of a PicoWay Resolve skin rejuvenation treatment involve several stages. Firstly, the esthetician will cleanse and prepare the patient's skin for treatment. Then, a numbing cream may be applied to the skin to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The esthetician will then use the PicoWay Resolve laser to deliver precise bursts of energy into the skin, targeting areas of concern such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the treatment, the esthetician will apply a soothing cream or gel to the skin and provide the patient with specific aftercare instructions, such as avoiding sun exposure and using gentle skincare products. Most patients can expect to see gradual improvements in their skin's texture and appearance over several weeks following the treatment.

Recovery Process

The recovery process from a PicoWay Resolve skin rejuvenation treatment is generally straightforward and minimally invasive. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area, but this typically subsides within a few hours to a day. Some patients may also experience minor skin peeling or flaking in the days following the treatment, which is a normal part of the skin's natural healing process. During the recovery period, it is essential to follow specific aftercare instructions provided by the esthetician, such as avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and staying hydrated. Patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment, although they may need to avoid certain activities such as strenuous exercise for a few days. Most patients can expect to see gradual improvements in their skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance over several weeks following the treatment. It is recommended to have multiple sessions to achieve the best results.



These treatments can deliver instant results, as the melanin in pigmented lesions is shattered. The body then disposes of the melanin particles over the next few weeks. Many more stubborn spots will take two or three sessions. But generally it takes a few weeks to see real improvement with acne scarring. This is because the fractional energy delivered into the skin’s dermis layer triggers new collagen production to “heal” the perceived wound. This takes a few weeks and production then continues for up to six months after each PicoWay Resolve treatment.


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PicoWay Resolve FAQ

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This varies by what you are treating. Some age spots and other lesions resolve after a single PicoWay Resolve treatment. Others require more than a single treatment. Our PicoWay Resolve treatments at FORM Med Spa take just 15-20 minutes. They are spaced a few weeks apart to enable the new collagen and elastin to build.

Are PicoWay Resolve Treatments Painful?
What Is The Difference Between PicoWay and PicoWay Resolve?

PicoWay Resolve is a treatment option with the PicoWay laser system. The difference is the handpiece, which splits the full beam into tiny microbeams. This makes it perfect for treating acne scarring, fine wrinkles, and pigmentation problems. The full PicoWay beam without the handpiece delivers more energy in ultra-short bursts, making it very effective for removing tattoos.

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