FAQs

Our PicoWay Resolve treatment can be likened to a warm prickly sensation, however it is quite comfortable. When compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques that ablate the epidermal layers of the tissue, this treatment is non-invasive as it is holographic and the effects of the laser are happening below the surface of the skin.

The benefit of this non-invasive treatment is that there is virtually no downtime. You can resume normal activities immediately post-treatment. You may experience some slight swelling immediately post the treatment and some redness for between 6 and 36 hours, however as there is no impact to the external layers of the skin, you can apply makeup within a few hours of the treatment.

This will depend on your desired result and will be determined upon completion of a thorough consultation. For skin rejuvenation we recommend between 3 and 5 treatments approximately 4 weeks apart. Scarring & Stretch Marks may take from 3 to 6 treatments, and will depend on your individual circumstances.

The PicoWay is so gentle that it can be used every 4 weeks to keep your skin looking clearer and tighter all year round.

Yes absolutely, and for all skin types. This is a non-invasive treatment targeting the dermal (middle) layers of the skin, leaving the epidermal (outer) layers intact. The laser reaction is below the surface of the skin, which induces a healing response and poses minimal risk for scarring and/or infection, unlike other ablative devices or invasive treatments. The ultrashort picosecond pulses deliver the laser energy photoacoustically, with shattering impact as opposed to photothermally where the impact is heat based, which also reduces any risk of hypo or hyperpigmentation.

Preparation for Resolve skin rejuvenation is just as important as post-treatment care. In order to begin treatment you must ensure:

  • The treatment area has been protected from direct sun exposure for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • You have not used tanning beds, applied self-tan for at least 2 weeks prior or been injected with melanin for at least 2 months prior to treatment
  • You consult with us about any medications or contra-indications that could interfere with your treatments

For a full facial treatment you should allow a full 30 minutes. This includes time for our complimentary skin cleansing service prior to treatment. Allow more time for larger areas like the décolletage or arms.

Pigmented lesions can include sun spots, age spots, freckles, café au lait, nevus of Ota and Becker’s nevus. Another common form of pigmentation is melasma. All of these conditions are treatable across all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale with our PicoWay device.

PicoWay Resolve is so gentle it can be used to treat all areas of the body, including most popular areas of face, neck, décolletage, hands and arms. Other light or heat-based devices increase the risk of burning and scarring, particularly on delicate areas like the face and the back of the hand. The PicoWay effectively treats in all areas leaving the skin unharmed, targeting pigment, lines and skin elasticity.

No. Laser skin rejuvenation is performed using laser light. This is a non-ionising form of radiation, meaning that exposure to it does not cause cell mutation or cell death. It has been used safely in dermatology for over 3 decades.

After every skin rejuvenation session it is important to keep the treated area clean. We will apply a soothing ointment for you post your treatment and apply sunscreen for you.

You will then need to follow up with some simple steps to boost your body’s capabilities to heal successfully.

  • Avoid exposure of the treated area to hot water or heat inducing activities, particularly for 24 hours. You may shower, however use only mildly warm water on the treated area and avoid scrubbing
  • Ensure that you are applying sunscreen at a minimum of SPF 30+
  • Abstain from using tanning beds, applied tans or melanin injections

Cosmeceutical skin care – skin care containing active ingredients that are clinically proven to improve the various signs of ageing. On their own, they are by no means a miracle cure, however they do assist in prolonging the effects of laser skin rejuvenation. At Clean Canvas we take a holistic approach to skin care and look to work on both the inner layers of the skin with our laser technology and the outer layers of the skin with our superior product range from Synergie Skin. Upon consultation of your skin type and needs, as part of some skin rejuvenation packages, we include a skin care starter pack tailored to you specifically. Following this regime will help to preserve and prolong your results.

At Clean Canvas, we promise to always treat you, your skin as unique, and provide you with an outstanding customer experience. As your comfort and safety is our priority, we invest in leading industry technology to give you the best possible results in fewer treatments, without compromising your wellbeing. You are our focus, and that is what sets us apart. We are firm believers in the continual investment in training and development to ensure we are using the latest techniques and technology.

We are professional, discrete and love what we do!