What is mixed technology?
Until the evolution of the Quanta Duetto; Lasers have been restricted to delivery of a single laser wavelength at a time. The mixed-technology mode on the Quanta Duetto allows the user to deliver a mixture of the both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG wavelengths as the same time, with varying proportions of each wavelength to suit the clinical needs.
This allows ultimate laser hair-removal, targeting 2 different chromophores of the hair follicle at exactly the same time. Also, as both energies are delivered together, there is less thermal damage; improving safety for all skin types.
Why do I need mixed technology?
Alexandrite laser (755nm) is regarded as the gold standard for hair-removal for skin types 1-3/4 and is brilliant for thin, fine and light coloured hairs with little melanin. The alexandrite wavelength has the highest absorption of melanin so is gold standard in these instances.
Nd:YAG laser (1064nm) is the safest wavelength for treating all skin type’s; which means it can be used on dark skin type up to and including skin type 6. It has a low melanin absorption. so the wavelengths is not absorbed by colour hence its safety in treating dark skin type’s. Instead Nd:YAG targets the germative cell of the hair follicle via the vascular supply of the hair follicle. This means it even gets some results on hair with little or no melanin in them.
A traditional difficulty in laser hair-removal has centred around the ability to treat dark skins with fine hair. The Quanta Duetto laser tackles this problem by mixing, with in a single laser pulse, the 2 gold-standard wavelengths in hair removal. By adding a proportion of Alexandrite with the safety of the Nd:YAG pulse, fine-hairs can be treated on all skin type’s.
The mixed technology takes advantage of the gold-standard effects of both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG energies:
- Effective on all skin types (1 – 6)
- Effective on all hair types, including fine
- Proprietary mixed technology
- Improved results on light coloured hair such as blonde and red.
- Quick Treatment times
- Ultimate platform system with ability to add
- Better results for skin rejuvenation and vascular, due to mixed-technology
- Massive return on investment
- No need for any other laser
- Ultimate choice
The TWAIN options are based on IPL or laser hand-pieces that can be installed at the clinic’s site any time.
The Twain 2940 is an Er:YAG laser hand-piece, ideal for skin ablations with confined thermal diffusion for excellent safety scores. With full and fractional option, it is indicated for:
- Skin ablation
- Full skin resurfacing
- Skin resurfacing
- Traumatic and acne scars
- Epidermal dyschromia
- Sun and age spots.
The Twain IPL option is based on Intense Pulsed Light technology, with different optical-filters or different hand-pieces that can have integrated skin cooling (depending on the model and wavelength). It is indicated for:
- Hair Removal
- Dermatological vascular treatments
- Benign pigmented lesions
- Skin rejuvenation
- Active acne
Optional Contact Skin Cooling or Air Skin Cryo
The integrated contact skin-cooler of the Duetto MT can be used with or without a sapphire window at three different target temperatures.
Alternatively, the Skin-Cryo hand-piece adaptor, is intended to work in combination with an external compatible air-cooling unit to provide a cold-air flow for the reduction of pain and thermal injury on wide areas.