Sponsored by Quanta System
Mark B. Taylor, MD, a dermatologist based in Salt Lake City, Utah, started using the Discovery Pico device from Quanta System (Milan, Italy), because he liked its combination of picosecond, Q-switched and thermal pulses. Now, after two years of using this device, he is still confident that he made the right choice. “It has been a very reliable laser and the company has been in business a long time,” he stated.
Sponsored by Quanta System
Sponsored Picosecond lasers have been introduced as a breakthrough technology in the aesthetic and dermatologic fields, touting many reported advantages over other systems. However, many physicians still ask: “Is the picosecond laser really better than the nanosecond laser in real-world applications?” While not everyone may agree, I use a picosecond system called PICOCARE from Wontech, Ltd., Co. (Daejeon, South Korea), and, based on my experience with both a nanosecond laser and a picosecond laser, my answer to this question is “yes”.
While energy-based aesthetic devices are constantly evolving and improving to satisfy consumer demand for nonsurgical therapies, not all patients are able to take advantage of what seems to be the ever-expanding menu of technological advancements. Patients with darker skin types request the same energy-based solutions everyone else does, but not all of these treatments suit all Fitzpatrick skin types. Therefore, it is up to the physician to choose – and use – technology wisely.
As the premier multispecialty venue for medical professionals looking to expand their aesthetic abilities, The Aesthetic Show (TAS) has firmly established itself as a progressive, first-in-class educational program covering the most cutting edge aesthetic procedures, techniques, products and technologies.
Quanta System (Samarate, Varese, Italy) has expanded its Discovery Pico (DP) Family of lasers with the addition of the new Discovery Pico DERM. The company has announced that it will introduce this new model at the upcoming AAD 2019 meeting.
Since the introduction of the picosecond laser within the aesthetic and dermatologic markets, it has become widely recognized as the safest and most effective solution for pigmented lesions and tattoo removal. Now, the PICOCARE Nd:YAG laser, developed and manufactured by Wontech, Ltd., Co. (Daejeon, South Korea), has expanded the scope of picosecond technology to treat various types of scars, skin rejuvenation and nail disorders via a variety of handpieces (595 nm and 660 nm dye handpieces and HEXA MLA).
As we begin another new year, aesthetic medicine continues to be propelled forward by new developments and evolving trends. With the rise of social media and a plethora of scientific and practical breakthroughs, 2019 is sure to be an exciting year filled with promise.
The third-generation StarWalker® laser platform from Fotona (Farmers Branch, Texas) features four complementary wavelengths for a vast array of applications. It is a workhorse, designed for functionality, versatility, reliability and long life, as well as safety, efficacy and comfort. Harnessing StarWalker’s immense capability, the proprietary FracTAT™ treatment can handle any tattoo or improve scarring.
With industry leading 1.8 GW peak power and multi-wavelength capability, the award-winning Discovery Pico from Quanta System (Milan, Italy) is ahead of the curve. The device features Quattropulse™ Technology, as well as four
emission modes with application-specific and distinct pulse structures. Physicians are applying this cutting edge picosecond technology via the fractional handpiece for a new approach to treating wrinkles or revising acne scars.
Investigators from the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued these safety recommendations for tattoo removal.