The Highest-Performance Single-Pulse Q-Switch Laser
Fotona’s QX MAX system is the most advanced Q-switched laser on the market today. It has the power to remove all common pigmented lesions and a broad spectrum of tattoo colors, and additionally offers the ability to provide FRAC3® aesthetic treatments. The QX MAX is built for maximum performance with patented, state-of-the-art innovations to make treatments safer and more effective.
High Performance Aesthetic Treatments
The QX MAX’s high-energy, single-pulse technology is vastly more efficient at removing pigments than multi-pulse lasers that generate equivalently high energies. With 5 ns pulses of up to 1.6 J energy, the QX MAX’s single-pulse Q-switched technology generates larger spot sizes that remain effective with deeper lying pigments.
Single pulses are not affected by the optical shielding phenomenon arising from pigment destruction, therefore, more and deeper lying pigments can be targeted and removed, and 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.
Four Wavelengths for a Complete Pigment Range
Laser wavelength must be carefully considered when removing pigments, especially with multi-colored tattoos and vascular lesions. The laser wavelength is what determines which pigment color or chromophore will be predominantly targeted by the laser to selectively remove it. To ensure safe and effective treatments, you’ll need an optimized selection of wavelengths to target a wide range of pigments.
The QX MAX’s Nd:YAG laser provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength pigment removal solution. The QX MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:
– 1064 nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark pigments,
– 532 nm KTP for lighter pigments, vascular lesions and red, tan, purple and orange tattoo inks,
– 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks,
– 585 nm dye for sky blue inks and vascular lesions.
This optimal selection of wavelengths provides the ability to treat a plethora of pigmented and vascular lesions, as well as the most complex, multi-colored tattoos. And with the additional support of Fotona’s Accelera technology, the QX MAX can be safely and effectively used for all common aesthetic treatments such as hair removal, acne treatments and much more.
QX MAX Features:
- 1.6 J single-pulse energy for highest efficiency.
- Advanced performance guarantees efficacy at larger spot sizes.
- Uniform beam profiles with Vacuum Cell Technology.
- OPTOflex® arm increases precision and accuracy.
- Wider range of treatments including FRAC3®.
- Wireless footswitch.
||Q-switched KTP Nd:YAG
||Q-switched 650 nm dye||Q-switched 585 nm dye
||Accelera pulse Nd:YAG
|Wavelength||1064 nm||532 nm||650 nm||585 nm||1064 nm|
|Max. energy||1600 mJ||600 mJ||220 mJ||340 mJ||5 J|
|Max. fluence||12.7 J/cm²||6.4 J/cm²||7 J/cm²||10.5 J/cm²||160 J/cm²|
|Max. frequency||10 Hz||10 Hz||0.5 – 2.2 Hz||1 Hz||2 Hz|
|Spotsizes||2 – 8 mm||2 – 8 mm||2, 3, 4 mm||2, 3, 4 mm||2 – 8 mm|
Highest Beam Profile Quality
Achieving a homogeneous beam profile is technically challenging due to the non-linearity of Q-switched lasers. Fotona’s advanced Q-switched technology relies on groundbreaking solutions such as patented OPTOflex® and Vacuum Cell technologies to produce an almost perfectly homogeneous beam profile.
Homogeneity of the 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 significantly decreased.
Fotona’s state-of-the-art, patented OPTOflex® articulated arm is specifically designed to transmit Q-switched laser light with minimal loss of energy. Its ergonomic design also allows the handpiece to naturally follow hand movement during procedures, further enhancing treatment precision and accuracy in the most delicate and demanding treatments.
Even more, OPTOflex® includes revolutionary Vacuum Cell Technology to create perfectly uniform laser spots. This avoids the “ringed effect” that standard Q-switched technologies produce. Because the laser power is not concentrated in one area within the laser spot, the risk of unwanted side effects and skin damage is minimized.
The OPTOflex® arm is light, compact and folds back to decrease system height. With an unlimited range of motion and treatment quality benefits unlike any other beam delivery system, OPTOflex® is definitive of the next generation in high-performance laser delivery for high-powered lasers.
Patented Solutions for Ultimate Safety and Precision
Fotona’s core technologies in the QX MAX provide the peace of mind of knowing that the parameters you have selected are being safely and precisely delivered by the system throughout each entire treatment session, providing unmatched safety and confidence in your system’s ability. EFC (Energy Feedback Control) technology, one of Fotona’s pioneering safety features, actively checks and controls each individual pulse’s energy level to ensure that the output energy is exactly matched for safe and effective treatment.
Advanced Handpiece Technology
Fotona’s specially designed, innovative handpiece technology optimizes the delivery of safe, precisely controlled and effective 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. With R-HX, the empty space between spots and undesirable overlapping can be avoided. This ensures greater efficacy and superior clinical results.