Effective and Safe Solution for Multi-Colored Tattoos
Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tools for effectively removing complex and multi-colored tattoos. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin to be selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments.
Highest Single-Pulse Energy for Maximum Effectiveness
Fotona's StarWalker Q-Switched laser technology generates single nanosecond pulses, which are more efficient at removing pigment than multiple-pulse technologies of equivalently high power. Single pulses are not affected by the optical shielding phenomenon arising from pigment destruction. Consequently more and deeper lying structures can be reached and removed, and laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are significantly greater.
Different Wavelengths for Multicolored Tattoos
Fotona's StarWalker laser system offers four wavelengths in one system, enabling treatments for virtually all commonly used pigment colors. The StarWalker transmits extremely short energy pulses that cause tattoo pigments to break into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's own immune system. Most tattoo procedures take only a few minutes, but several treatments are typically necessary to completely remove a tattoo. Three-week intervals between sessions are required to allow pigment residue to be cleared by the body.
Patented Technology for Safer & More Precise Treatments
Homogeneity of a laser beam profile ensures greater safety during treatments since laser energy is evenly distributed across the treated area. Epidermal damage is minimized and the risk of bleeding, tissue splatter and transient textural changes in the skin is decreased. Fotona’s advanced Q-switched laser technology relies on groundbreaking solutions such as patented OPTOflex® and Vacuum Cell Technologies to produce an almost perfectly homogeneous beam profile, resulting in safer and more effective treatments for your patients.
Tattoo removal treatments can be best performed with the following Fotona laser system:
StarWalker – the high performance Q-Switched laser on the market. With four wavelengths in one system, the StarWalker provides all the tools you’ll need for effective removal of most types of pigmented and vascular lesions as well as complex, multi-colored tattoos.
The StarWalker's state-of-the-art, high-energy single-nanosecond pulse technology is vastly more efficient at removing pigments than multiple-pulse lasers that generate equivalently high energies. The StarWalker’s high-energy Q-switched technology allows larger spot sizes to remain effective by avoiding the scattering effect of laser light in skin tissue.
High-energy, single pulses are not affected by the optical shielding phenomenon arising from pigment destruction, which means that more and deeper lying pigments can be targeted and removed. Laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are thus maximized. The use of larger spot sizes also requires less fluence to be effective, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects such as tissue splatter, bleeding and textural changes.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precise, controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. The new R-HX handpiece produces a completely flat laser beam profile that is hexagonal in shape to allow for more precise and uniform coverage. There is no empty space between the spots and no undesirable overlapping. This ensures greater efficacy and superior clinical results.
Fotona also offers a Treatment Upgrade Kit for multi-colored tattoo removal, which provides Fotona laser users with the necessary knowledge, accessories and a complete set of tools to confidently and skillfully perform the procedure on their patients.
More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the StarWalker product page.