Find the most advanced laser technology at Dr. Cordero Infinity Health & Cosmetics Clinics. 

More Accurate, more effective, and safer Laser technology.

Don’t let your acne marks, sun spots, brown pigments or uneven skin tone bother you anymore.

StarWalker MaQX is the newest pico laser machine in the market, more advanced and effective than traditional laser machine. Dr. Cordero Health and Cosmetics Clinics is one of the few clinics that own this most advanced technology in Vancouver.

StarWalker’s unique TMD (Transverse Mode Discrimination) laser oscillator technology combined with the ASP pulse control delivers very short (5 nsec) Q-switched pulses consisting of a high energy train of ultra-short bursts of energy in trillionths of a second, enabling photomechanical impact to shatter tiny skin targets without injuring the surrounding skin.

High-energy, single-nanosecond pulse technology is vastly more efficient at removing pigments than multiple-pulse lasers that generate equivalently high energies. With high-energy single pulses, more and deeper-lying pigments can be targeted and removed.

Indications of the pico laser treatment

Pigmented Lesions

StarWalker’s 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. 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. 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.

Vascular Lesions

Laser treatments are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions, including hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasias, venous lakes and angiomas. StarWalker laser machine offers the perfect solution for treating vascular lesions. StarWalker’s long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers penetrate to a depth of 5-6 mm into the skin, allowing for highly effective treatments. Independent research shows that over 75% of patients with deep hemangiomas that are treated with Nd:YAG lasers see a dramatic regression in the lesion. In addition, the multi-wavelength QX MAX system is also an ideal platform for the removal of vascular as well as pigmented lesions.

Acne & Acne scar revision 

StarWalker offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. StarWalker’s precisely controlled laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation. 

For improving the appearance of acne scars, StarWalker offers a laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which a laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis. 

For treating problematic acne scars, StarWalker’s laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision, and it could 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.

Permanent hair reduction

StarWalker’s high-performance laser systems with FRAC3® technology have introduced new standards of efficiency in providing safe and effective hair reduction – using an innovative system that effectively targets hair follicles with a combination of selective and homogenous photothermolysis. Most patients can expect a significant reduction in unwanted hair, and any future hair growth will usually be thinner and lighter, and thus much less pronounced than before. Many large areas could also be treated quickly and efficiently, such as the legs, back and chest. Depending on the size of the treatment area, between three to five sessions, six to eight weeks apart will lead to a significant aesthetic and clinical result.

Tattoo removal

StarWalker laser machine is an ideal tool for effectively removing complex and multi-coloured tattoos. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin to be selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments. The laser technology could generate high-energy nanosecond pulses that are efficient at removing many types of tattoos. Deeper-lying pigmented structures can be reached and removed as well. Extremely short energy pulses cause tattoo pigments to break into smaller particles, which are then removed by the body’s own immune system.

Contraindications of the pico laser treatment

The success of the treatment varies depending on the age, location, amount of sun damage, smoker, and colour of the tattoo or pigment, thus multiple treatments might be needed.

The patient should not be on Accutane, and/or have been off Accutane for at least 6 months.

There is a possibility of rare side effects such as scarring and permanent discoloration as well as short term effects such as reddening, mild burning, temporary bruising and temporary discoloration of the treated skin.

Safety profile

StarWalker laser machine has been approved by the FDA and HealthCanada. With high-energy laser pulses, the StarWalker laser machine could effectively reduce the risk of unwanted side effects such as tissue splatter, bleeding and textural changes. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vein, converted into heat, and the vein walls are subsequently destroyed. The whole process is perfectly safe, as other healthy veins supply blood to the treated area and the body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue just as with a bruise.

For active acne, StarWalker’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. StarWalker’s high powered  laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands. StarWalker’s acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

What to expect when you come to the clinic

We will provide the best service that we could to make you feel comfortable and satisfied.With StarWalker laser machine, reducing and removing acne scars, pigment, vascular lesions, tattoo, and unwanted hairs are more convenient than ever before. Fast, gentle treatments mean you don’t need to disrupt your busy life to achieve real improvements.

For Most procedures, there’s no special prep and it usually takes about 30 minutes. The procedures are minimally invasive, safe, and has little downtime. Several treatments might be needed according to different situations. Most people experience no pain and describe treatments as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band, we could offer numbing cream to minimize any possible discomfort.

You can expect excellent result without the inconvenience, pain and downtime.

Post care information

  • Your skin could be sensitive to sunlight following the procedure. It is better to refrain from tanning for 4 weeks following the treatment and to wear sunscreen.
  • For the next 24 hours: A cold compress and elevation are recommended to help reduce discomfort and inflammation.
  • Avoid for the next 24 hours:  Physical activity, hot showers and saunas.
  • Apply for the next 3 days: Fucidin, Polysporin with bandage. Any of these ointments will work. Change the dressing daily.
  • Avoid for the next 1-2 weeks:  Direct sun exposure, hot tubs, pool water and salt water until tattoo is healed.
  • Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area with antibacterial soap if needed and then pat the area dry. AVOID HIGH-PRESSURE WATER HITTING THE TREATED AREA.
  • Do not pop blisters. If you do blister, continue to apply one of the recommended ointments until the blister has popped naturally.
  • Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed.
  • You may take only Tylenol to help with discomfort. Please avoid aspirins, ibuprofens and naproxens because they may increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
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