Q-Switched YAG Laser
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What Q-Switched YAG laser treatS
- Rejuvenates the skin
How does the procedure work?
The Q-Switched YAG is a versatile laser that offers different wavelengths to target a variety of skin conditions. When treating pigmented lesions such as sun spots, age spots, freckles, pigmentation and some birthmarks, it targets melanin occurring superficially in the skin. Melanin is what gives our skin its colour and determines if we have a light or dark complexion. Pigmented lesions are dark in colour simply because there is a high concentration of melanin in that one area. The pigmented lesion absorbs the light energy from the laser and converts this energy into heat, selectively destroying the target but leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. With another more deeply penetrating wavelength, it can also be used to remove coloured tattoos and deeper birthmarks. When used for rejuvenation, Q-Switched lasers stimulate collagen production improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pores and acne scarring.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
For laser toning, Q-Switched lasers are usually not painful as the energy is low, so generally no anaesthetic is required. The laser treatment is quick and offers no downtime for rejuvenation purposes and generally patients can return immediately to normal activities. With tattoos and deeper marks, higher energies are often required and local anaesthesia may be needed with a more significant healing phase.
What can the patient expect after the procedure
After the treatment the patient may experience some short term scabbing, which lasts about one to two weeks if brown spots or tattoos are treated. After the treatment the area will feel similar to light sunburn. Typically any discomfort experienced will disappear in one to two days.