Gold Photothermal Therapy

EVOQUE Lasers & Machines - Gold Photothermal Therapy

What is Gold PTT and how does it work?

Gold Photothermal Therapy (Gold PTT) is an FDA-approved acne treatment solution, which uses selective photothermolysis to target the root cause of acne – sebum production.

Fotona Starwalker®

At Evoque Medical Aesthetics, we use the Fotona StarWalker® MaQX Laser for the Gold PPT. Gold microparticles are delivered into the skin pores through sonophoresis (ultrasound). These nano-sized microparticles are then heated with the Fotona StarWalker Nd:YAG Laser, which will target the sebaceous glands and decrease oil production.
EVOQUE Lasers & Machines - Gold Photothermal Therapy Steps

The Gold PTT is a four-step procedure.

Step 1: Apply gold particles to the epidermis.

Step 2: Induce absorption of gold microparticles into the pores with 10 minutes of ultrasound wave radiation.

Step 3: Remove the remaining gold particles after it is absorbed into the epidermis.

Step 4: With the laser irradiation, sebaceous gland is destroyed.

What to expect during the treatment process?

During the treatment, there may be some heat sensations experienced from the laser procedure, though they are typically painless.

  • Procedure Duration

    30 minutes

  • Discomfort Level


  • Expected Downtime


What conditions are suitable for Gold PTT?

EVOQUE Lasers & Machines - Gold Photothermal Therapy Skin Conditions Suitability

Gold PTT can help with a variety of skin concerns related to sebum production, including:

  • Acne
  • Acne lesions
  • Enlarged or clogged pores
  • Oily skin

What are the expected results?

Gold PTT can help to alleviate acne, acne lesions, blemishes, and pores, as well as improve overall skin texture.

For optimal and longer lasting results, a course of 3 to 5 sessions spaced at 2-week intervals is recommended. Thereafter, 1 treatment session can be repeated every 6 months for maintenance.

Discover if Gold PTT is the right treatment for you. Schedule a consultation appointment for a thorough evaluation and assessment with our team.

**Do note that individual results may vary.