StarWalker® MaQX and its proprietary ASP technology offer a wide range of technical advancements:

StarWalker® MaQX and its proprietary ASP technology offer a wide range of technical advancements:

High powered picosecond pulses in nanosecond packets, for the best of nano and pico. This breakthrough increases instantaneous power and overall energy, resulting in more control and new applications.

An unprecedented 10 Joules of Q-Switched energy in one MaQX pulse, enables larger spot sizes and faster treatments
Patented FracTAT™ procedure combines resurfacing with tattoo removal, creating chimneys to release gases and pressure enhancing photoacoustic results, for faster and fewer treatments

FRAC3 1064nm mode for skin rejuvenation and removal of thin hair
VERSA3 1064nm long pulse mode for hair removal, wrinkle reduction
Exclusive VERDE 532 mode designed to specifically treat vascular lesions greatly expanding StarWalker applications as compared to other industry "tattoo lasers"
VERDE, FRAC3 and VERSA3 modes can produce clinical benefits including procedures requiring fewer treatments, safe and friendly on all skin types, maximum versatility and is the first Nd:YAG Q-Switch ASP™ laser. The system can be a part of your practice for many years, backed by Fotona world wide, and takes the Fotona "Ultra Performance ", to the next level. The StarWalker® offers the best of both worlds, with the unique combination of high peak power picosecond micro pulses within an overall nanosecond high energy macropulse. Based on Fotona ASP technology, StarWalker is capable of delivering an impressive 10 J of Q-switched energy in one industry first, structured MaQX pulse. The unique MaQX high energy capability of StarWalker enables the generation of a higher energy photoacoustic effect at the treatment site, which, when properly used, can lead to more effective and faster treatments. A big advantage of high MaQX energies is larger spot sizes which can be used for more homogeneous treatments of even deeper lying skin pigments, and therefore may reduce the risk of unwanted side effects.

1064 nm Wavelength in Q-Switched Mode:
Removal of dark (black, blue, brown) tattoo ink
Treatment of nevus of ota
Treatment of common nevi
Removal and lightening of unwanted hair
Skin resurfacing procedures for the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles
1064 nm Wavelength in Long Pulse Mode:
Removal of unwanted hair, for stable long term or permanent hair reduction and for treatment of PFB. The laser is indicated for all skin types, Fitzpatrick I-VI, including tanned skin
Photocoagulation and hemostasis of benign pigmented and benign vascular lesions, such as, but not limited to:

  • port wine stains
  • hemaongiomae
  • warts
  • telangiectasiae
  • rosacea
  • venus lake
  • leg veins
  • spider veins

Coagulation and hemostasis of soft tissue
Treatment of wrinkles
Treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris
532 nm Wavelength in Q-Switched Mode (nominal delivered energy of 585 nm and 650 nm with the optional 585 nm and 650 nm dye converter handpieces):
Red, tan, purple and orange tattoo ink removal
Treatment of benign pigmented lesions including, but not limited to:
  • cafe-au-lait birthmarks
  • solar lentigines
  • senile lentigines
  • Becker's nevi
  • freckles
  • common nevi
  • nevus spilus

Treatment of benign vascular lesion including, but not limited to:
  • port wine birthmarks
  • telangiectasias
  • spider angioma
  • cherry angioma
  • spider nevi

Seborrheic Keratosis
Treatment of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Skin resurfacing procedures for the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles
Sky blue (light) tattoo ink removal
Green tattoo ink removal
532 nm Wavelength in Long Pulse Mode:
The treatment (hemostasis, color lightening, blanching, flattening, reduction of lesion size) of the benign vascular lesions (Angiomas, Hemangiomas, Telangiectasia)

Pigmented Lesions
A Fast, Simple and Minimally Invasive Tx

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. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that are selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments in a lesion.

Four Wavelengths for the Widest Range of Lesions

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.

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StarWalker® MaQX

Safe, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments

The StarWalker is especially effective for difficult-to-treat conditions due to the selectivity of Q-switched light, enabling it to break apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin - a unique feature that also allows other treatment possibilities, such as the safe and effective removal of complex, multi-colored tattoos.

In addition to Q-Switched lasers, Er:YAG lasers can also be used for the ablation of keratoses, moles, and other pigmented lesions, enabling the removal of the epidermis and superficial dermis in a controlled and relatively bloodless manner. Clinical studies have shown that Er:YAG lasers are very effective for the treatment of keratoses, with a clinical and histological improvement of up to 93% after just one treatment.

Superior Performance

The StarWalker's state-of-the-art, high-energy, single-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, thus maximizing laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session. The use of larger spot sizes also requires less fluence to be effective.

Handpieces & Accessories

Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and optimal 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.