PicoWay Laser Gains New Uses

Candela Corporation announced that the PicoWay laser system has received FDA clearance and Health Canada licensing for expanded indications, including the challenging condition of melasma. In addition to its earlier indications for wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions, tattoo removal, and acne scars, the new clearance and license expand the platform's capabilities to include treatment of melasma, lentigines, café au lait macules, and Nevus of Ota.1-2. The platform has four true picosecond wavelengths (532, 730, 785 and 1064 nm) and offers treatment versatility with multiple available applicators and beam delivery technologies (full beam, microbeam and "Fusion" beam). The ultra-short pulse of the PicoWay laser delivers photoacoustic, rather than photothermal energy, reaching targets like pigment under the top layer of skin, while minimizing the risk of overheating the outer skin layer. The consistent photoacoustic treatment modality of the device allows for minimal post-treatment downtime, making PicoWay system ideal for the growing skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal markets, and for those with pigmentation disorders.