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Even with smooth skin free from red, angry pimples, blemishes like dark spots cause an uneven pigmentation that can keep you from achieving the full radiance you're dreaming of. Darkened splotches on your skin are known as melasma, and they can appear due to sun damage or hereditary reasons. But whatever the cause, the good news is that Advanced Laser Clinic offers Fotona's Starwalker® MaQX Ultra Performance, Q-Switched System designed to heal the effects of skin damage.


This powerful award winning laser technology can help to break up the pigmentation that causes dark spots, resulting in a more even and glowing complexion. The MaQX system uses high-energy pulses of light to target the melanin in the skin, breaking it up so that the body can naturally eliminate it. This treatment is safe for all skin types and can be customized to each individual's needs.


If you're struggling with dark spots or uneven skin tone, don't despair. The award winning Starwalker MaQX system can help you achieve the even, radiant complexion you've been dreaming of!


What is Melasma?


Melasma is a common skin condition that results in dark, discoloured patches on the face. It is most often seen in women and is thought to be caused by hormonal changes, sun exposure, and certain medications. While melasma is not harmful, it can be very difficult to treat.


With that in mind, the award winning Starwalker MaQX system is a new, revolutionary treatment for melasma. It uses a combination of laser and light therapy to target the pigment cells that cause the brown patches. The laser breaks up the pigment cells, while the light helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.


What Makes Our Starwalker Melasma Treatment Different?


Topical melasma creams formulated to lighten hyperpigmentation may not be safe or effective for all skin types. In addition, light energy from traditional ablative, fractionated lasers can scatter to unintended surface pigments. For these reasons, laser skin treatment has been avoided on darker skin due to the risk of post-inflammatory hypo- and hyperpigmentation.


Today, more and more people are looking for safe and effective ways to remove unwanted pigment from their skin. And there's good news—Advanced Laser Clinic's award winning Starwalker is one of the most advanced and effective melasma removal treatments available today.


Starwalker uses short bursts of energy to break up pigment without damaging the surrounding skin, allowing you to conveniently reap the results in just a few sessions. This means you can expect safe, precise, and problem-free pigment removal with little to no downtime.


After each treatment session, patients typically notice a significant reduction in pigment spots and a more even skin tone. So if you're looking for a way to clear up your blotchy facial pigment, Starwalker is definitely worth considering.


A Patented Technology that Effectively Treats Melasma for All Skin Types


The StarWalker Q-switched laser is a new and improved laser treatment that offers many benefits over traditional Q-switched lasers. One of the most significant benefits is reducing the “frosting effect” that can occur with traditional Q-switched lasers.


The frosting effect is a temporary whitening of the skin that occurs when the laser treatment disrupts the cells in the dermis, causing them to release gasses that lift the skin. This can create a barrier for subsequent pulses, making them less effective and increasing the potential for skin damage. The StarWalker Q-switched laser greatly reduces this effect, allowing for more effective and safer treatments.


Ultimately, the StarWalker laser is more effective at treating pigmented lesions than traditional Q-switched lasers. If you are considering Q-switched laser treatment, the StarWalker laser is a great option to consider. It offers many benefits over traditional lasers and can help you achieve the results you are looking for, so get in touch with us!

Prior to Treatment


Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.

At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to assess your eligibility for treatment.

It is important to run a patch test on the skin to make sure that the settings are safe and suitable for your skin. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. It is important for pre and post treatment. The lasers work on delivering a specific temperature at a certain depth in the tissue to produce the desired results. This is the end point that can be aggravated if or when exposed to sun causing unwanted adverse effects on the skin.   

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Procedure Time

Down Time

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Price/ Procedure


Topical Anesthetic

30 - 60 mins.





Before & After

  • Is Fotona Laser safe?
    Yes, as the laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive process which makes use of multi-laser technology., it is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. Apart from this, it has minimal to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.
  • Do you offer numbing for Laser hair removal?
    Unfortunately, topical numbing creams are not safe nor effective when doing Laser Hair Removal. The sensation you feel in treatment is not felt on the skin, but in the follicle of the hair. Unfortunately numbing cream cannot penetrate deep enough to minimise the discomfort that may be felt at the follicle. Please ensure that no occlusive creams are present in the treatment areas when undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
  • What areas are included in a Full Body Laser Hair Removal?
    A Full Body Laser Hair Removal includes every part of your body except the head.
  • Can I have my treatment when I am menstruating?
    Yes - you can still have laser hair removal treatment while on your period. We advise you to wear a tampon or menstrual cup if you would like to have the Brazilian area treated.
  • Can I have Laser hair removal if i have Epilepsy?
    Epilepsy sufferers are advised to consult with their doctor about having Laser Hair Removal. An individual will need to obtain medical clearance from their doctor prior to starting treatment. At Laser Clinics Australia, we also offer various options of protective eyewear to ensure your safety at all times during treatment.
  • What kind of results can I expect?
    A majority of patients who undergo this treatment see an 80-90% reduction in their hair growth. and the hair follicles that remain after treatment are damaged, meaning that they will produce a finer hair than before treatment. In the weeks following the laser treatment, you will be noticing less hair, slower-growing hair, and even hair falling out. There is also a reduction in hair bumps and ingrown hairs after your first treatment. It is important to apply moisturizers and cool compresses immediately after the treatment if you feel any discomfort in the treated area. Following the treatment, overall you should be able to see a loss of hair over the month. It is recommended to use sunscreen whenever you step out. Although there are some complications that may occur with the process of laser hair removal, as it is with any medical procedure, these are usually minor and rarely occur. Any possible effects of laser hair removal will be reviewed by your clinician during your consultation.
  • Pre & post care for laser hair removal treatments.
    - You are required to shave the entire area you wish to get treated prior to the day of your laser hair removal treatment. - Avoid using exfoliators such as alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any other creams which might be irritating, for one-week before your laser hair removal treatment. - Do not apply any perfumes, deodorants or any type of makeup to the area to be treated on the day of your treatment. - Do not go for any artificial tanning such as tanning beds and spray tans within 2-3 weeks prior to your treatment. - After your hair removal treatment, you may experience the growth of hair for up to two weeks. However, this is only the treated hair that is being shed from the follicle. - Following your laser hair removal treatment, you will likely experience slight redness and swelling around the hair follicles and some mild discomfort, mostly similar to sunburn. Cool packs may be applied. - You may observe during and after your session the smell of burned hair. However, this is normal. - It is essential to avoid swimming pools and spas treated with chemicals or chlorine until the skin returns to its normal condition. - Until the skin returns to normal condition, you must not have any facials or peels on any treated facial areas. - If the underarm area is being treated, do not use deodorant for 24 to 48 hours. - Following the treatment, do not rub, or pick the area which is treated. Use of loofahs or abrasive scrubs is prohibited for at least 5 days. - Do not practice any strenuous sport activities and any hot water, saunas or jacuzzi for 3 days. - In case a crust develops on the treat area, use aloe Vera twice daily to keep it moist until it gets healed. - If you notice any signs of infection or blistering in the treated area, contact us. - Use sunblock SPF 30 or 50 to protect the skin before and after all treatments.
  • Scheduling your next treatment.
    - Shaving is recommended between sessions and 1 or 2 days prior to your next appointment. - The sessions of the facial area treatment are scheduled in four week intervals and four to six weeks for other areas. - Disrupting or missing the appointments can cause less than optimal results. - Between the schedule of treatments, you should not undergo Electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. Avoid tweezing between sessions, however, shaving can be done..
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High Fluence, High Beam Quality Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser with Optoflex Delivery System for Treating Benign Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos. Cencic B, Lukac M, Marincek M., Vizintin Z. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. Read Full Text


New Protocol for Long-Term Results With a Multi-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser for Melasma Treatment: A Descriptive Cohort Study. DOI:10.36849/JDD.2021.1221. Julio César Vélez Ocampo, Sebastian Vélez Ocampo, Martin Braun

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New Protocol for Long-term Results in Melasma Treatments with Nd:YAG Laser Multi-pulse Skin Conditioning Approach. Sebastián and Julio Cesar Velez Ocampo. J LA&HA - J Laser Health Acad 2019; 2019(1):CN04

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