Treat Melasma with Starwalker in Toronto
Melasma Treatment with Starwalker in Toronto
Darkened, uneven pigmentation, known as melasma, can impact your self-esteem. Many people struggle to cover and blend away hyperpigmentation, but real solutions for melasma are rare.
Dr. Torgerson’s Facial Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto is pleased to offer the newest treatment for melasma, sun damage, and age spots. We’re proud to be among a few elite cosmetic clinics with Fotona’s StarWalker® MaQX Ultra Performance, Q-Switched System.
This next-level laser is quickly becoming the top choice for melasma treatment in Toronto. Men and women see even-toned, glowing results without worrying about skin damage or downtime. Fotona’s QX MAX is recognized globally as the newest pinnacle in high-level laser systems.
Whether your pigment is caused by scarring, sun damage, or hereditary reasons, we’d love to see you for a free skin assessment and help you reveal a brighter image. You’re welcome to contact Dr. Cory Torgerson’s laser clinic and get ready to love your radiant, healthy complexion.
Melasma Treatment Before and After Starwalker
Topical melasma creams formulated to lighten hyperpigmentation aren’t always safe or effective for all skin types.
As well, light energy from traditional ablative, fractionated lasers could scatter to unintended surface pigments. That’s why laser skin treatment has been avoided on darker skin due to the risk of post-inflammatory hypo- and hyperpigmentation.
But now there’s good news for patients with melasma.
Today you can count on safety, precision, and problem-free pigment removal without the fear of surface damage. After each session, our patients note significantly reduced pigment spots and more balanced skin tone. Imagine clearing up your blotchy facial pigment without a lengthy or uncomfortable recovery.
StarWalker does what other lasers can’t. Discover why patients are choosing Dr. Torgerson for their melasma treatment in Toronto.
What Is Melasma?
Do you struggle to hide brown spots on your face? Also called chloasma, this issue is a form of hyperpigmentation that is common in women and people with darker skin tones. It may be triggered by sun exposure or hormonal changes. “The mask of pregnancy,” describes melasma that shows up for pregnant women. Darkened brown patches spread across the face and tend to become more pronounced with time.
Melanin is designed to absorb sunlight and help protect your skin from UV rays. Through the years, aging skin loses its ability to fight the effects of the sun.
Age spots, also called “liver” or brown spots, show up as small deposits, but melasma can cover large areas. It can also affect people who’ve had minimal sun exposure, simply because of their genetics and hormones.
Are there cures for melasma? Skin-bleaching and dark spot-lightening creams have been widespread, yet they can produce unimpressive results, and some contain unsafe ingredients. Likewise, the safety profile of laser for dark skin has kept it off-limits, but that’s changed now.
StarWalker has changed the face of melasma treatment for people with all skin tones, and the results are better than ever.
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How Does StarWalker Melasma Treatment Work?
The science behind Fotona’s newest laser is where the magic is.
StarWalker is a third-generation technology that uses photoacoustic rather than photothermolytic energy. Therefore, acoustic shockwaves, rather than heat, break apart melanosomes (skin pigments). The micro-particles are then carried out of the body via the lymphatic system.
Melasma pigment requires precision to reach the intended skin layer and not the surrounding cells. Rather than a sweep of energy with ablative effects, micro-pigments absorb focused energy and disintegrate while the skin stays intact, unharmed.
The device also features specially designed, titanium handpieces for the controlled delivery of energy pulses to various target sizes.
Nothing beats the versatility of StarWalker. Multiple settings address concerns ranging from hair removal to vascular lesions and brown spots on the skin.
StarWalker Versus Older Q-Switch Lasers
- Faster treatment and results
- Consistent results with personalized recorded settings
- High intelligence and smart design record your personalized treatment settings
- Minimal discomfort
- Fewer passes for effective pigment reduction
- Reduced complications like skin damage, scarring, or unwanted pigment changes
- Lower on the pain scale
- Third-generation ASP technology for safety, precision, and efficacy
- Broadest range of pulse modes, including the unique Ma QX, VERDE, FRAC 3, and VERSA 3 treating pigment, collagen, and more
- An impressive line of smart-control handpieces
- Intuitive, easy-to-use
- Non-invasive, safe treatments with little downtime
- Patient satisfaction after fewer treatments
Today melasma treatment with laser doesn’t mean uncomfortable healing or skin damage risks. StarWalker Toronto makes melasma treatment a breeze.
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Best Melasma Treatment
Here’s Why StarWalker Is Best for Melasma Treatment
This system harnesses all the power of a Pico laser and Q-switched laser. StarWalker’s unique Transverse Mode Discrimination (TMD) technology combines with ASP pulse control to deliver short (5 nanoseconds) pulses. The ultra-short bursts of energy are measured in trillionths of a second.
StarWalker can treat large skin areas without scattering laser light to unintended skin.
What it means for you
Improved precision means you’ll undergo fewer applicator passes to see the results you want. Fewer passes mean faster treatment and recovery time.
Efficiency, focus, and convenience have made melasma removal easier than ever.
Our patients no longer need to endure 10 to 15 sessions, but can reach their goals after just a couple of sessions. For measurable results, find out if StarWalker is the solution for your best complexion.
Patented Technology for Melasma Treatment in Toronto
Patients from all backgrounds in Canada benefit from laser safety improvements. Fotona’s advanced technology features a ground-breaking homogenous beam profile. The homogeneity of a laser beam profile means that energy distributes evenly across the skin. Epidermal damage and the risk of bleeding or blistering are reduced.
StarWalker also reduces the “frosting effect” that is typical for many Q-switched lasers. The temporary whitening of laser-treated skin results from cell disruption in the dermis, forming gasses that lift the skin. The visible residue creates a barrier for additional pulses, meaning less effective subsequent passes and increased skin damage potential.
StarWalker melasma treatment has a powerful feature. The laser beam creates microscopic holes that act as small escape ports for gas generated during pigment destruction.
As a result, the skin won’t frost, and it stays healthier throughout the process.
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Is Laser Treatment Safe for Dark Skin?
When administered correctly, picosecond micro pulses create well-controlled, photoacoustic effects that zero in on just your target pigments. The homogeneous disruption of deep pigment means that the skin’s surface remains unharmed. The impressively narrow, focused energy beam reduces the effects for nearby cells.
Unlike thermal lasers, StarWalker’s nano pulses prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation related to heat. This is critical for patients with dark skin who were previously cautioned to avoid laser treatments.
For olive-toned, Asian, or African-American skin, melasma can be safely treated with unmatched patient satisfaction.
What Can You Expect from Your Melasma Treatment with Dr. Torgerson?
You’re invited to experience star treatment at Dr. Cory Torgerson’s modern laser cosmetic clinic. His caring team consists of top skin experts and licenced nurses offering comprehensive aesthetic therapy with the best laser technology available.
When you visit us for your free consultation, you’ll receive a personal skin assessment and options plus the details you need about your procedure.
Your melasma treatment takes place in a relaxing, spacious treatment suite. The laser nurse can apply cold air or topical numbing for comfort, but it’s not usually described as uncomfortable.
Your session will take between 10 and 30 minutes. Then you’ll be free to resume your day right away — easy as that.
Some people experience temporary skin warmth or a pink glow, and the temporary darkening of pigment is common before cells slough off. Dramatic improvements are often achieved with just one session. However, we’ll discuss planning additional sessions for optimal effects if needed.
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Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation for Even, Glowing Skin
Laser treatment for melasma has become the preferred alternative to topical creams and chemical peels, particularly for severe cases. No other procedure does so effortlessly what StarWalker Toronto achieves. We’re pleased to help our clients reveal the smooth, even-toned skin they want. Restore your confidence with laser melasma treatment starting today. We look forward to helping you reveal the skin you love.
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Our facility offers a luxurious, comfortable and private setting for consultations and surgery with a waiting room that is both spacious and inviting. Although we hope you don’t have to spend too much time waiting to see Dr. Torgerson, within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease.
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