01 Overview

A Full Range of Aesthetic and Dermatological Procedures

Q-Switched Technology with 4 Different Wavelengths

High-energy, single-pulse Q-switched technology produces a powerful yet safe photomechanical effect to effectively remove pigments.

  • 1064 nm Nd:YAG for removal of DARK PIGMENTS
  • 532 nm KTP: for lighter pigments, vascular lesions and RED, TAN, PURPLE and ORANGE tattoo inks
  • 585 nm dye for SKY BLUE tattoo inks
  • 650 nm dye for GREEN tattoo inks

02 Details

Accelera Technology

In addition to Q-switched treatments, the QX MAX’s Accelera technology also offers sub-millisecond Nd:YAG laser pulses for safe and effective, non-ablative use in popular photothermal aesthetic treatments.

Unique Technical Solutions for Optimal Efficiency

High Single-Pulse Energy with Super Flat Beam Profile

The QX MAX is one of the highest single-pulse-energy generating Q-switched lasers on the market, with peak power over 320 Megawatts. Groundbreaking solutions such as Fotona’s patented OPTOflex® and Vacuum Cell Technologies produce a homogeneous, perfectly shaped beam profile that ensures safe treatments.

OPTOflex® Technology

A state-of-the-art, patented OPTOflex® arm is specifically designed to efficiently transmit high-power laser beams. The shape and magnitude of the aiming beam enhances visibility, allowing for easier, faster treatments and greater precision. An ergonomic, lightweight design allows the hand-piece to naturally follow hand movements during procedures.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm wavelength is the ideal tool tattoos removal. The Nd:YAG is the optimal modality for conversion into 532 nm, 585 nm and 650 nm wavelengths, allowing effective removal of all types of multi-collored and complex tattoos. Also, because of its selective nature, the Nd:YAG is hardly absorbed in melanin. Therefore, this wavelength can be safely used on all skin types.

Fotona’s Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, the QX MAX, combines 4 wavelengths in an advanced, high-powered solution:

  • 1064 nm Nd:YAG for dark pigments,
  • 532 nm KTP for red, tan, purple and orange inks,
  • 650 nm for green inks,
  • 585 nm for sky blue inks.

It thus provides the ideal combination for treating color tattoos.

Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions

Laser removal of pigmented lesions works by destroying the pigment in the skin without the need for excision. This process in completed in 3 simple steps:


The laser produces short nanosecond pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the melanin pigment in the lesion.


The laser light is transformed into photoacoustic waves which mechanically break up the melanin pigment into smaller particles.


These particles are then removed by the body’s own immune system, as the skin’s macro-phages clear the excess pigment from the area.

The laser wavelength is what determines which chromophore will be predominantly targeted by the laser to be selectively removed. Clinical studies show that superficial lesions can be treated most effectively with the KTP 532 nm wavelength, while the Nd:YAG 1064 nm wavelength can be used to target deeper-lying chromophores. Additionally, Q-switched light, available with Fotona’s QX MAX laser system, is especially effective due to its high peak powers and selective nature, enabling it to break apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin.

It is widely recognized in the medical community that Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tool for effectively removing benign pigmented lesions. Combining 4 laser modalities in an advanced, high-powered solution, Fotona’s QX MAX laser system effectively removes all common pigmented lesions. Fotona’s innovative R-HX handpiece produces a completely flat laser beam profile that is hexagonal in shape to allow for more precise and uniform coverage. Homogeneity of the laser beam profile is important in pigment removal treatments and skin whitening. It ensures safety during treatment since laser energy is evenly distributed across the treated area.

Fotona’s 50 years of experience has inspired some of the world’s most advanced multi–application aesthetic laser technologies. At the heart of Fotona’s medical lasers are high–performance, solid–state crystal laser sources that generate the industry’s proven and effective treatment wavelengths. These golden–standard’ wavelengths are well suited for handling an exceptionally wide range of aesthetic and clinical procedures. Fotona’s proprietary handpieces, innovative operating modes and advanced beam–profile technologies further enhance these medical wavelengths to ensure maximum performance and efficacy.

Fotona today is a world-leading medical laser company recognized for its innovative, award-winning laser systems for applications in aesthetics & dermatology, dentistry, surgery and gynecology. Based in the US and EU, with corporate headquarters in San Clemente, California and Ljubljana, Slovenia, Fotona’s business philosophy is to continuously choose perfection to meet the needs of a highly demanding marketplace.