The Picoway laser by Candela, named after its high-intensity and speed which is measured in picoseconds, allows for fast and safe skin treatments that are effective with little to no downtime. Traditional lasers produce photothermal effect to breakdown pigments, which can cause skin heating and damage to the surrounding tissue. The Picoway system delivers short-pulsed durations in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second) that produce a nonthermal photoacoustic effect, a mechanical force that breaks down the pigments under the skin into microscopic particles which are metabolized by your body’s white blood cells. It can also promote the production of new collagen in the treated area, allowing for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles to smooth out. The Picoway system uses a gentle approach to eliminate pigments and build new collagen and elastin. It causes minimal pain and essentially no downtime. Common indications for Picoway include but not limited to benign pigmented lesions, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, skin toning, pore reduction, and tattoo removal.