STARWALKER MULTIMODE LASER
There is a common misconception of acne that it is a teenage problem. In fact, acne affects people of all ages and gender. In some cases, acne worsens in their adulthood due to stress and hormones. Acne do not only result in painful and irritating bumps, they can cause long term effects on our appearance by leaving pigmentation and scars.
Reduce inflammation and clear acne
Fotona’s StarWalker Multimodal Acne laser is effective in reducing inflammation and clearing acne through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. This laser treatment is also capable to control oil production, kill acne-causing bacteria and fade acne scars. For all our patients, Dr Chua aims to address the root problem, control the causes and improve the appearance of their skin. Oral and topical medicines are sometimes sufficient to control acne. A proper consultation is needed before determining which treatment will suit the individual best.
REDUCE ACNE INFLAMMATION
How does the Fotona StarWalker Multimode Acne Laser treat active acne?
For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high-powered Nd: YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands. StarWalker’s MaQX, VERDE, and VERSA modalities provide effective tools for acne treatment. They can control oil production, kill acne-causing bacteria, and cause acne scars to fade.
How can it promote the long-term treatment of acne?
On top of the thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodelling, which is an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.
How does the Fotona StarWalker Multimode Acne Laser treat acne scarring?
For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.
Who would benefit from this treatment?
- Minor, moderate, and severe acne sufferers
- Someone who doesn’t want to use acne medications
- Someone who doesn’t respond to other traditional acne treatments
- Those who have stubborn acne scars
What can be expected during treatment?
A patient will be presented with a suggested treatment plan at an initial consultation, which may include multiple treatments best done 1-2 weeks apart. At the time of treatment, the skin will be cleansed and eye protection will be worn by the patient. The laser treatment is then commenced and will go over the skin in a wand-like movement. You can feel heating and possibly pinching sensations; however, these are highly tolerable.
Is the treatment safe?
Fotona’s specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area.
What does the treatment feel like?
You will feel short bursts of energy within seconds. This process gives a heating or pricking sensation which is highly tolerable. The impact of that contact already shatters tiny skin targets without injury to the surrounding skin.
How can I make sure to maintain results after treatment?
For optimal results you may be presented with a suggested take-home skin care regime.
How long does a treatment take?
On the average, a single session can take 20-30 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment does not come with any side effects because its wide range of wavelengths remains within safe levels. It provides precise treatment that is strong enough to address the problem, but spares the healthy tissues surrounding it.
What can I expect after treatment?
The skin may appear pink or red, post treatment.
Does this treatment have downtime?
Due to the minimally invasive nature of the treatments, you can expect only a little downtime.
How many sessions will I need?
There is no definite number of sessions that may be given unless a personal consultation and evaluation was first carried out. Only then can the doctor estimate the number of sessions needed based on the severity of your case.
What important aftercare should one remember after this treatment?
It is best to avoid sun exposure before, during and after your treatment.