Is Picoway better than Picosure for melasma treatment?

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Melasma is relatively common skin problem where there are brown to grey-brown patches on the face. Treatment and response depends on the depth of the pigmentation. Treatment can be quite challenging.

I personally prefer the PicoWay because it has the RESOLVE attachment which helps to further break up the pigmentation in question as well as stimulate rejuvenation. There is also very little social downtime since recovery is relatively fast.

Because it is a pico-second laser, the surrounding skin is relatively protected whilst being able to send more energy into the skin when compared to the Q-switched lasers.

Do bear in mind that any treatment attempts to destroy or break up the pigmentation only. The cells that produce this colour continue to remain active. This means that it is necessary to take regular precautions such as active use of sunblock to slow down the recurrence. Maintenance treatments with the laser will also need to be done on a regular basis.

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