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Discovery PICO

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Discovery PICO

The New Era of Tattoo and Pigmented Lesion Treatments with pico laser

Discovery PICO represents the second generation of pico laser (picosecond) that due to its proprietary technology, is the most innovative medical laser available in the market today.

It has an Nd:YAG double-wavelength laser source emitting at both 1064 nm and 532 nm, provided by the exclusive Quanta Pico-Boost Technology (patent pending). This feature makes possible to work in a Picosecond mode delivering up to 800 mJ of energy and up to 1.8 GW of power and also in Q-Switch and Photo-Thermal modes, thus making Discovery PICO the most powerful laser in its class.

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PHOTOACOUSTIC EFFECT

When the laser radiation is emitted at nanoseconds and picoseconds pulses and the power density is in the range of the GW and the laser light is absorbed by clusters or particles of ink or melanosomes, it generates an extremely rapid rise of temperature up to more than 900° C (¹). This rapid heating induces an extremely fast expansion in the target, which generates a mechanical wave (acoustic) that crosses over the target itself. The generated wave exerts a pressure that exceeds the fracture threshold of the target, causing its fragmentation (²). Thereafter, the fragments can undergo phagocytosis by macrophages and be removed through the lymphatic system. This is the process called photoacoustic effect which is literally able to “pulverize” particles. To make this happen at the best conditions, the laser pulse duration must shorter than the time of crossing over of the mechanical wave within the target, which for ink clusters is in nanoseconds and for the smallest ink particles and single melanosomes is in the picosecond range, all this leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.
(¹) Basics in Dermatological Laser Applications, Inja Bogdan Allemann, D. J. Goldberg - 2011
(²) Comparison of Response of Tattoos to Picosecond and Nanosecond Q-Switched Neodymium:YAG Laser - E. Victor Ross, USN; George Naseef, MD; Charles Lin, PhD; Michael Kelly, MS; Norm Michaud, MS; Thomas J. Flotte, MD; Jill Raythen;R. Rox Anderson, MD, Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(2)

Pigment-fragmentation
PIGMENT PULVERIZATION

The picosecond YAG laser can break down the smallest ink particles which compose the black tattoos. This color, due also to the very small dimensions of its particles, sometimes become resistant to Q-Switched treatments showing small improvements at every session. The picosecond pulse can fragments even the smallest black ink particle in a really thin “dust”, which is easier to be eliminated by the body immune system. By emitting at both 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths at picosecond regime, Discovery PICO can treat different tattoo colors, superficial and deep pigmented lesions by using also the Q-Switched emission modes. As an exclusive feature of this laser, the Photo-Thermal mode permits to treat also the aged skin (skin rejuvenation) effectively.

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NO MORE COLOR LIMITS

The Q-Switched Ruby of the Plus version (optional) of Discovery PICO effectively extends the range of treatable colors. This is the most effective laser for the treatment of blue and green colors due to the very high pulse energy able to really break down the ink clusters. The particles of colors treated by this laser are in average bigger that the ones composing the black ink and are really well responding to ns pulses too.

Discovery PICO indications:

  • Multi-Colored Tattoo Removal
  • Benign Pigmented Lesion Removal

Medical CE and American FDA

Quanta System products are manufactured according to the International standards and have been cleared by the most important International notified bodies.

The Company is EN ISO 9001:2008 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certified.

Peak power level

The innovation introduced by Discovery PICO consists in peak power level through ultrashort pulses that is twice more powerful than any other Picosecond laser for medical applications. This has enhanced the treatment results increasing the efficacy on hard-to-treat tattoo inks with a general reduction in the average delivered energy dose. 

Discovery Pico Plus (opt.)

This version is the first picosecond yag laser with the same specifications of Discovery Pico combined with a ruby laser able to delivers up to 1.2J of energy and not just few hundred mJ such as other “red” lasers. The 694 nm of Discovery Pico Plus are generated by the most advanced and powerful ruby laser available in the market: very high energy per pulse in Q-Switched or Photo Thermal pulses, big spot sizes and fast repetition rates make this laser, together with the 532 and 1064 nm which work also in picosecond regime, a real solution for the treatment of almost all tattoo colors and pigmented lesion even on very dark skins and represent the best combination for unmatched treatment efficacy and safety.

Technical Data

Manufacturer Quanta System S.p.A
Standards Medical CE and American FDA
Beam delivery articulated arm with detachable handpiece
Available spot size 2x2; 3x3; 4x4; 5x5; 9x9 mm²;
ø 3; 4.5; 6; 7.5; 9; 10.5 mm round;
8 mm fractional round
Electrical Requirements 3.7 kVA, 200-240 Vac; 50/60 Hz
Dimensions and Weight 530 mm (W) x 1043 mm (D) x 1060 mm (H); 150 kg

Hand piece

Laser Nd:YAG FD Nd:YAG Ruby (optional)
Wavelength (nm) 1064 532 694
PICO
Pulse duration
Max energy
PICO
450 ps
800 mJ
PICO
370 ps
300 mJ
N/A
Q-SWITCHED
Pulse duration
Max energy
QS
6 ns
800 mJ
QS
6 ns
400 mJ
QS
30 ns
1200 mJ
OPTI-PULSE
Pulse duration
Max energy
OP
6 ns + 6 ns
1.2 J
OP
6 ns + 6 ns
450 mJ
N/A
PHOTO-THERMAL
Pulse duration
Max energy
PT
300 μs
2 J
N/A PT
2 ms
2 J
Repetition Rate (Hz) up to 10 up to 10 up to 3

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