Nanostar Q switch

Manufacturers Ascelpion Nanostar Q switch

Nanostar Q switch laser

Tattoo removal is an ever growing market with 1/5 of all adults in the UK having a tattoo. The demand for tattoo removal is growing year after year.

The Nanostar Q switch laser is one of the leading nanosecond lasers in the world today. With its unique ability to offer 3 wavelengths for tattoo removal it means the complete eradication of all types of tattoo including colours while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed and unchanged.

The Nanostar is a family of lasers offering treatments for 

  • Tattoo removal
  • Pigmentation 
  • Skin rejuvenation

There are 3 lasers in the Nanostar family 

Nanostar C

Offers three wavelengths: 1064nm, 694nm, and 532nm. NanoStar C is perfect for pigmentation removal, tattoo removal, and skin rejuvenation treatments.

Nanostar R

The NanoStar R is fitted with a Ruby laser  694nm wavelength. This wavelength is the gold standard for colours of tattoo such as green and is it ideal for tattoo and pigmentation removal treatments

Nanostar Y

Emits 2 wavelengths of 1064nm and 532nm. The NanoStar Y also offers advanced Q-switched technology making it ideal for tattoo and pigmentation removal as well as skin rejuvenation treatments.


Unique Mixed-Technology

The NanoStar C Mixed-Technology (MT) makes simultaneous emission of different Q-Switched laser sources possible, and provides ideal results for resistant colours such as dark blue and black.

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The Ascelpion Nanostar is the ultimate platform laser.

The starting point of any laser in the Nanostar series is a powerful Q-switch active laser that ensures not only a great versatility but also great power. Many systems on the market today advertise a passive Q-switch - which cannot deliver a short enough pulse to make tattoo-removal and pigment-removal easy.

In addition, Nanostar series does not rely on Dye hand-pieces; which are expensive to run and do not offer sufficient power to treat multi-coloured tattoo’s effectively

The Nanostar series has exclusive combinations that make this system truly unique with applications such as

  • Multi-Coloured Tattoo Removal
  • Benign Pigmented Lesions Removal
  • Facial Skin Treatments
  • Vascular Lesion Removal Scars
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Dermatological foot conditions (skin and nail) treatment

Q switch mode

When using the active Q-switch of the Nanostar, very short pulses (6ns for Nd:YAG 1064/532nm and 30ns for Ruby laser 694nm) are delivered with very high peak powers.

This combination of energy delivery to the tissue enables a highly efficient photo-acoustic effect, of either the pigmented lesion or the tattoo. This short-pulse, high-energy output also reduces the thermal interaction of the tissue. The bigger the thermal interaction, the more loss of energy making the treatment less efficient and potentially causing more damage to the skin. The unwanted tattoo or pigments that have been hit by the high-energy pulse are fragmented and then removed by the body’s own natural defence mechanism, a process called phagocytosis.

Optipulse modes

The optipulse mode of the Nanostar series increases the energy of the emission by 50% and in doing so reduces the optical pick power by 20%. This is used to reduce the transitory post-treatment purpura and risk of hyper-pigmentation, using the 532nm laser.

Flat beam OPTIBEAM II® technology

The laser beam that is generated by any Q-switch laser needs to be a as close to a flat beam as possible.

The nanostar series provides an homogeneous beam which reduces the healing time and makes side effects less likely. Nanostar series lasers deliver a flat-top beam profile which many of the cheaper lasers and actually some of the more expensive laser (especially passive) cannot deliver. If the laser is not delivering such a homogeneous energy cross-section, then the skin can get hot points which in turn can lead to burns.

Ascelpion achieves their flat top beam profile by using OPTIBEAM II® handpieces with the ability to deliver high peak powers over a homogeneous output for all spot sizes.

The OptiBeam II handpieces can generate different flat-top spot shapes at various sizes.

  • Square, flat-top hand-pieces - ideal for tattoo removal
  • Round, holographic hand-pieces - designed to be adjusted to pigmented lesions’ shapes
  • Fractional hand-piece - perfect for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation with very short recovery time

Multi Wavelengths

The Nanostar Series is the only hybrid laser device on the market based on a powerful Q-Switched technology that can also be configured with Pulsed lasers.

Q-switched Effect

The Q-Plus q-switched sources can generate a photoacoustic effect targeted at inks and pigmentations leaving the surrounding skin intact. These laser systems are able to fragment the target in small particles making them easily processed by the human body with the phagocytosis process

Quanta Q-plus Benefits

  • Ultimate Platform system for any practice
  • Option of full colour tattoo ruby
  • Industry leading Ruby Q switch
  • Fantastic return on investment
  • Advanced technology
  • Round, square and fractional Q switch spot sizes

Skin cooler

The skin cooler is fully integrated on the Nanostar series of lasers.

The skin cryo is an adapter that integrates the optic of the laser with a Zimmer air cooling for treatment of large areas.

Multiple Treatment Methods

The NanoStar family has been developed to bring your clinic a range of adaptable devices that offer outstanding levels of treatment. The NanoStar® C, R, and Y come with a range of six different treatment heads that give the user full control over spot area and treatment accuracy. Handpiece spot sizes range from 2mm x 2mm up to 9mm.

With your clinic in mind every Asclepion purchase comes with


Nanostar Y

This is standard configuration of Active Q switch Nd:YAG 1064/532nm with the ability to treat:

  • Benign Pigmented Lesions
  • Benign Cutaneous Lesions
  • Removal of black, dark blue, brown, red, orange and violet tattoo inks
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Lightening of unwanted hairs
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Dermatological foot conditions (skin and nail) treatment

For technical specifications please download the brochures

Nanostar C

 Active Q-switch Nd:YAG 1064/532nm with the addition of Q-switch Ruby 694nm. This is one of the bestselling Q-switch lasers in the world. 

No other laser in the world can remove more tattoo pigments than this lasers delivering 3 powerful laser wavelengths in one unique system including the worlds fastest Ruby laser.

This laser really can remove all treatable tattoo’s


  • Benign Pigmented Lesions
  • Benign Cutaneous Lesions
  • Removal of black, dark blue, brown, red, orange, violet, sky blue and green tattoo inks
  • Scars Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Lightening of unwanted hairs
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Dermatological foot conditions (skin and nail) treatment

For technical specifications please download the brochures

Nanostar R

The laser is Q switch Ruby 694nm on its own.


  • Benign Pigmented Lesions
  • Removal of black, blue, sky blue, brown, violet and green tattoo inks