At Fotona we pride ourselves on our technical know-how and experience in research and development. Our comprehensive range of class-leading laser systems for various industries is testimony to our expertise. Fotona’s research and development capabilities and infrastructure enable us to push the limits of laser technology and set new standards in our industry. We have made a tradition of continuously rising to the challenges of rapidly evolving technology, which increasingly places more and more demands on our industry.
Our ability to manufacture the most demanding optical components in-house is a main competitive advantage. Modern cutting and polishing machines, controlled by experienced master opticians, produce precise optics components that are then further processed and finished in our in-house vacuum coating department. Here they attain their definite function and look, through dielectric or metal coating, and as a finished product they are ready to be incorporated into our laser systems.
Our modern, CAD-linked CNC machines ensure precision, exact duplicability and high production speed of the most complex mechanical subassemblies, regardless of the source material (aluminium alloys, casts, stainless steel, titanium, brass, bronze or synthetics). Our specific know-how and experience includes air-cushioned diamond machining of flat and curved metal mirrors and, laser materials processing such as cutting, drilling, engraving and other methods of precise surface treatment of the most exacting materials. Optical system designs that are optimal for every instrument are added by computer.
We develop the majority of the electronics hardware and software assemblies for our laser system in-house. Our stringent in-house manufacturing and control processes ensure the highest attainable levels of durability, reliability and safety for all our systems.
At the heart of the Fotona medical laser systems ranges are three complimentary laser wavelengths each of which has different effects on human tissue: Er:YAG, Nd:YAG and KTP:YAG.
Er:YAG (infrared 2940 nm)
The Er:YAG laser has the highest absorption in tissue because of its high affinity for water and is therefore perfectly suited for precise tissue ablation. In laser dentistry the Er:YAG laser is recognized as the laser of choice for hard tissue applications, allowing cold optical drilling in enamel, dentin, bone and composite fillings, without heating the surrounding tissue. In aesthetics and dermatology this laser source is recognized as a golden standard for laser surgery and skin resurfacing, allowing extremely precise, micron layer-by-layer ablation of the epidermis.
Nd:YAG (infrared 1064 nm)
The Nd:YAG laser shows the most homogeneous absorption in tissue, making it the ideal laser source for surgical cutting, disinfection and treatments of deeper-seated tissue structures. In laser dentistry its homogeneous absorption results in extremely precise and fine tissue vaporization with simultaneous sterilization and coagulation, while its high peak powers provide excellent disinfection properties. In aesthetics and dermatology this laser source can be applied to thermally and selectively affect even the deepest skin structures such as deep-lying veins.
KTP Nd:YAG (green 532 nm)
The KTP Nd:YAG laser has a high affinity for oxyhemoglobin and melanin for selective photothermolysis. This laser source is the perfect choice to treat superficial vascular lesions, unsightly fine veins and a wide range of pigmented lesions.
As a result of our proprietary VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology Fotona has pushed the precision and safety of laser treatments to new dimensions. This technology allows the practitioner to precisely control the laser pulse duration and its fluence according to the needs of the specific application at the simple touch of a button.
VSP-technology’s square-shaped pulses avoid the slow rise of laser pulse power and the even longer fall in pulse power, which is common in less-advanced light-based technology platforms. Slow rises and long falls in laser pulse power deliver unnecessary laser energy to the skin, which is converted to heat in an uncontrolled way, thus increasing the risk of unwanted side effects and reducing the efficacy of the treatment. Conversely, the various VSP technology modes enable you to easily and precisely treat different tissues with unmatched efficacy, without heating surrounding tissue.
By means of digital online energy regulation, the energy of each pulse is actively forced to match the selected energy settings while the laser is in operation. This avoids uncontrolled loss of energy inherent in less-advanced laser technology platforms, and ensures efficient and effective operation every time the system is used. EFC technology provides levels of safety and confidence in the Fotona system’s abilities, unmatched by any other laser system available today. In addition, with EFC technology, Fotona laser systems do not require tedious and inconvenient manual calibration procedures each time the systems are switched on.
Fotona’s innovative laser system platforms allow practitioners to combine two effective treatment lasers in one system or acquire them individually. Fotona has a wide range of high-quality, highest performance systems to suit each particular practice’s needs. When additional applications are required, an upgrade will optimize any practice’s range of treatment services.