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Suddenly microdermabrasion and Botox are sounding a bit dated. Dr Harold Lancer, dermatologist to Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, has pioneered a PicoWay laser for tattoo removal that doubles as an anti-ageing treatment.
Lancer describes his device as ‘the fastest firing laser on the market, firing at 1000 times faster than the formerly fastest laser available’. Sounds painful. However, Lancer says the PicoWay is ‘incredibly efficient at heating the skin’, which stimulates the skin’s repair mechanism and jumpstarts collagen production.
So really, it’s just prompting your skin to kick-start its own ability for self-repair via a few picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue delivered at a trillionth of a second per pulse. Obviously…
It’ll even create a cascade of healing enzyme repair mechanisms to help the body heal more quickly.
The PicoWay was originally created to remove tattoos, but Lancer says you don’t need tatts to benefit from its ability to correct excess pigmentation, tone and brown spots. ‘This breakthrough technology also allows us to treat and improve the texture of skin without the damage of traditional ablative lasers,’ he says.
He’s used it on his celebrity clientele for the past red carpet awards season – that includes the likes of Nicole Richie, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams and Ryan Seacrest.