Q-Switch Laser is used to removing pigmentation spots and acne scars on the body, especially on the face. Using short laser pulses at high power, this treatment will fragment stubborn colour pigments in the skin, which will then allow the body to break them down and naturally fade away. When the pigments are suppressed and lightened, it leaves an even and brighter skin tone. At the same time, Q Switch Laser helps to clarify skin as it removes blackheads and shrinks pores. This treatment also triggers the skin to produce more collagen and sustain the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
What can Q Switch Laser Treat?
Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Q Switch Laser tightens loose skin and removes fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating new collagen production.
Freckles are brown spots caused by over-exposure of the skin to the sun. Q Switch Laser effectively removes freckles in 2-4 sessions.
Melasma appears as regular brown patches are caused by sun exposure, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. It is caused by pigment-making cells. With Q Switch Laser, these pigment-making cells will absorb the laser energy and be broken down into smaller particles that can be eliminated by the body.
Laser energy effectively kills bacteria that cause acne. Additionally, it also reduces the pores in the skin. This helps with oil secretion.
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is caused by acne, eczema, skin infection, and injury. The skin becomes pigmented once it has healed and may last temporarily or permanently depending on the extent of skin damage caused.
Tattoo inks are foreign pigments. Similarly, with other pigmented cells, it will absorb the laser energy and be broken down to be flushed out by the body.
How Does Q Switch Laser Work?
Q Switch Laser generates a non-invasive high-energy laser pulse at a specific wavelength on the targeted area. The laser light that is being absorbed by the pigmented lesions cause fragmentation and rupture of the melanin. These fragments are then eliminated by the body’s immune system. The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one or two weeks.
Benefits of Q Switch Laser
Get Rid Of 75-100% Of Dark & Brown Spots
100% Permanent Freckle Free Skin
Eliminate Dead Skin Cells & Uneven Skin Tone
Cleanse The Skin & Rejuvenate From Within
How Is It Different From Other Pigment-Removing Lasers?
Q Switch Laser’s energy settings are adjustable to accommodate to a specific condition and expectations. Hence, customers can expect a tailored program and laser setting for a more effective treatment. Although each treatment of Q-Switched Laser takes longer than other laser treatments (12-15 minutes, compared to 1-2 minutes), it is only required once every 3-4 weeks. In general, lasers are not designed for frequent usage as the chances of pigmentation to occur after treatment are high. Laser settings must also be set high as low power settings are too weak to produce the desired outcome. Other laser treatments would require customers to do these treatments up to 7 times a week. Due to this, it is also more cost-effective as the number of treatments required is significantly lesser.
What Is The Procedure Like?
Our doctors will conduct an in-depth consultation with you to discuss your skin concerns and desired results prior to the treatment. We will proceed to cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any makeup, dirt, and impurities and will be followed by a mild exfoliator to remove all dead skin. A numbing cream will then be applied to ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure. With a protective glass over your eyes, the doctor will start using the laser machine on the targeted area, delivering powerful bursts of laser to break down the pigment.
Meet Our Doctors
MBBS (Singapore) | GDFM (Singapore) | Board Certified Physician (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine)
MBBCh BAO (Ireland) | GDFM (Singapore) | MRCS (Ireland) | Board Certified Physician (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) | Accredited by Singapore Medical Council for Medical Aesthetic Procedures
FAQ On Q Switch Laser
As sun exposure is the biggest trigger behind pigmentation, it is best to avoid or limit sun exposure before any laser treatment. If you are unable to avoid the sun, make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunblock with SPF30 or higher on a daily basis. Do not use any hydroxyl acids, salicylic acid, retinol, or benzoyl peroxide before the treatment as these products can cause photosensitivity, an allergic reaction to light. You should also avoid having Botox injections, fillers, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion done on the targeted area for at least 2 weeks before the laser treatment.
You will feel slight stinging and heat sensation. Overall treatment is very well tolerated. There is no need to take painkiller.
There may be some initial mild redness after the treatment, which typically fades within hours. You may resume your normal activities after treatment, but try to avoid sunlight in a period of time.
You can expect to see some immediate improvement in your skin, with a smoother texture, after just one treatment, the full results will be unveiled over the coming weeks to months as your skin produces more collagen.
This is completely dependent on the type and size of pigmentation. Most patients would require more than 1 session to get the pigmentation thoroughly removed as dark pigments have to be shattered continuously.
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