Pigmented lesions are remarkably common and the overwhelming majority are benign. It is widely recognized in the medical community that Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tools for effectively removing benign pigmented lesions.
Fotona’s StarWalker is multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP. It is uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that are selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments in a lesion.
Fotona’s StarWalker laser system is the perfect tool for treating a wide range of pigmented lesions, enabling treatments for everything from nevi (moles) and vascular lesions to ephelides, sunspots and melasma. Superficial lesions can be treated most effectively with the 532 nm wavelength, while the 1064 nm wavelength can be used to target deeper lesions.
For melasma, StarWalker is especially effective due to the selectivity of Q-switched light, enabling it to break apart only the pigments and not the cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin.