The Q-Switch laser is one of the latest laser technologies to clear and remove stubborn pigmentation including melasma caused by hormonal changes and sun exposure as a result of malfunctioning melanin in the skin.
Q-Switch laser is not only becoming increasingly popular due to its incredible results, but also because it is a non-invasive, safe treatment with minimal to no downtime or side effects, this treatment causes minimal discomfort compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments.
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Who Can Get This Treatment?
Q-Switch Laser is suitable for all skin types and is particularly effective on age spots and pigmentation. The Q-Switch laser is safe for use on darker skins unlike most other types of laser.
What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?
1. Q-Switch laser helps fade, lighten and remove hyper pigmentation caused by hormonal changes and sun exposure. Q-Switch also improves skin tone and texture by gently heating the skin.
2. The Q-Switch laser system helps to stimulate collagen production for an anti-ageing effect, while also refining pores and can also help reduce redness.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments will vary for each individual and the pigment or melasma you wish to treat. Melasma is one of the hardest and most stubborn types of pigment to remove. In most cases you will start to see the real benefits from Q-switch after 4-5 treatments and for the best results we recommend you will need 10+ treatments. 20 years of sun damage can’t be removed in one visit, multiple treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results.
What Are The Side Effects?
Q-Switch laser treatment side effects are rare. Some people may experience sensitivity during the treatment, but it is more like brief and slight discomfort. Some may also experience a breakout post treatment and impurities are purged from skin. A very small percentage of people may experience mild bruising.
How Does Q-Switch Target Pigmentation?
When the Q-Switch laser is used to treat your pigmented lesions including age spots, freckles, sunspots and some birthmarks, it targets the melanin in the superficial layer of your skin. When the pigmented lesion absorbs the light energy from the Q-Switch Laser it gets converted into heat. This process destroys the target without harming the surrounding skin.
What Is Downtime Like?
With minimal downtime required for rejuvenation, many patients return immediately back to their daily activities. If you are having deeper skin lesions treated or tattoos removed, higher energies of the Q-Switched laser are used. Some downtime may be needed, as the healing phase takes longer.