Picosecond Laser

Want a reason to try the PicoWay ® system? We’ll give you three amazing reasons!

Reduced acne scarring and wrinkle severity.  PicoWay ® is a picosecond laser treatment that works from the inside out to transform skin in as little as just three 15 to 20 minute treatments. This unique system delivers ultra-short laser pulses under the skin to dramatically minimize wrinkles and acne scars with low or no downtime.


Dark skin spots are a thing of the past. You don’t have to live with dark skin spots and discolourations anymore due to this advanced technology. Pigment is effectively and precisely targeted and broken down into small particles to almost vanish into thin air.


Healthpoint Laser Clinic continues to lead the way in the skincare industry by adding yet another powerful, game-changing treatment to their extensive list of services.


Introducing the PicoWay ® – a laser system that delivers unsurpassable results using the shortest pulse durations for a non-thermal, photoacoustic effect which transforms skin from the inside out. And, it is available exclusively in the Okanagan at Healthpoint Laser Clinic.


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What are the Benefis of the PicoWay System?

Comfort. The PicoWay ® system uses a gentle approach to build new collagen and elastin during the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles.


Low to no downtime. In brief, 15 to 20 minute treatment sessions, the PicoWay ® system transforms skin from the inside out, while leaving the epidermis intact so you can get back to your busy life quickly and without any significant side effects.


Safe. FDA and Health Canada approved, this system uses ultra-short pulses which enable the strong photoacoustic impact needed to effectively fracture pigment particles without overheating surrounding skin tissues.

Who is this procedure not right for?

PicoWay is FDA cleared for certain uses: acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and tattoo removal. If you are looking for other laser treatment, such as hair removal, then PicoWay is not the treatment for you.


While PicoWay works across a broad range of skin types, depending on the wavelength needed for your treatment, PicoWay may not be the best treatment for your skin type.


PicoWay is a treatment that typically involves treatment over a series of treatment sessions, so that is an important consideration in your treatment decision. A PicoWay treatment provider can walk you through your treatment needs and will be the best source for determining whether PicoWay is right for you.

What does the treatment feel like?

How PicoWay feels will be dependent on the treatment you receive. Those undergoing tattoo removal are likely to experience some pain and discomfort with treatment.


With PicoWay Resolve treatment, most patients reported low levels of pain during treatment for wrinkles and mild to no discomfort for acne scar treatment.

How soon can I expect to see results?

Depending on the condition treated, you may be able to see initial improvement as early as after the first treatment. Typically, multiple treatment sessions are needed. As an example, a clinical study of benign pigmented lesions found that after 2 treatments, 87% of lesions had a least good response (>50% had a good response or better). [PicoWay 510(k) clearance for benign pigmented lesions (K150326)]


Results can vary a fair amount based on ink depth, tattoo colour, and skin type. While most people can expect to see 60%-90% removal, results can vary for each individual.


The Picoway® laser is the best laser on the market. Usually, it requires around half the number of treatments as other lasers on the market for similar or better results.

Can I return to normal activities after treatment?

Yes, PicoWay has low to no downtime. Most people are able to return to their activities of daily living shortly after treatment. You may need a bandage to keep the treatment area dry for a few days following tattoo removal.

What makes PicoWay different from other treatments?

PicoWay is a picosecond laser with high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations for a photoacoustic, rather than a photothermal effect that heats the skin. PicoWay patients report high patient satisfaction and low to no downtime


PicoWay cost varies by treatment type and provider. A treatment session may range from approximately $150 to several hundred dollars depending on the type of treatment, size of treatment area, number of treatment sessions and other factors. Only your doctor can provide you with the expected cost depending on your condition.


Picoway tattoo removal is more per treatment but requires fewer treatments – so the cost is usually quite similar, but the process is quicker and with less pain.


In general, it can be assumed that treating a larger area, such as a large tattoo, is a higher cost than treating a small tattoo or dark spot.

Conditions treated

Acne Scarring

Age Marks

Brown Spots

Collagen Stimulation

Fine Lines


Spots and Moles


Uneven Texture and Skin Tone


Multi-coloured Tattoos

Suitable for

All skin types

All skin colours

Areas treated