We all know the importance of building a robust skincare regime that involves thorough cleansing, moisturising and sun protection. With age, many women—and men—start to think about supplementing this basic skincare regimen with advanced aesthetic treatments. If you’re looking for a medical facial treatment to supercharge your self-care, PicoWay Resolve may just be the one for you.

Designed to reach different layers of the skin, PicoWay Resolve can be used to tackle multiple skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and acne scars, and even remove tattoos.

It uses picolaser technology, which fires rapid and ultra-short energy pulses to break up pigmentation more effectively. These quick bursts of energy also mean that less heat is emitted during the treatment, which translates to less pain and a faster recovery. Compare this to other types of rejuvenating lasers that work by delivering heat energy; with the latter, there is a possibility of overheating and injuring the surrounding tissues, and as a result, involve a higher level of discomfort and pain, not to mention a longer period of downtime.

With PicoWay Resolve, each quick pulse of laser energy delivers a photoacoustic shockwave to the skin, breaking up the melanin clusters that cause uneven pigmentation, without damaging the top layer of skin or surrounding tissues. It can target a variety of pigmentation problems, ranging from small, surface-level spots to deep-seated discoloration. At the same time, it triggers collagen synthesis, which improves the look of large pores, pimple scars and wrinkles. If these are your skin woes, PicoWay Resolve could be the solution you need.

Each session is fuss-free and quick, taking only about 20 minutes, which makes it the perfect lunchtime fix. While you may experience some redness, this usually subsides within a day or so, and you can go about your daily activities. Slight improvements in overall skin texture can be expected just a few days after the first session, although the treatment should be repeated every six to eight weeks for at least four sessions for optimal results.

PicoWay Resolve ($650 per session) is available at Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics, #03-05 International Building (tel: 6694 6700). For more information, visit kevinchua.com.sg