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Q-Switch Laser for Pigmentation

Q Switch Laser laser treatment for pigmentation is a non-invasive procedure that can reduce the appearance of pigmentation caused by sun damage, age spots, melasma, and other types of hyperpigmentation. 

What is Q-Switch Laser?

Q-Switch Laser is a type of laser treatment that uses short pulses of light to target pigmentation in the skin. It is a non-invasive procedure that targets pigments like melanin, the main component of freckles and sunspots. The Q-Switch Laser emits short pulses of light that target the pigment in the skin, breaking it up into smaller particles that are absorbed by the body's immune system.

What Does the Q-Switch Laser Treat?

Q-Switch Laser can be a highly effective treatment for many forms of pigmentation concerns. It can be used to target a range of pigmentation issues, including:

Freckles
Sunspots
Age spots
Melasma
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Birthmarks

What does the Q-Switch Laser treat?

Q-Switch Laser can be a highly effective treatment for many forms of pigmentation concerns. It can be used to target a range of pigmentation issues, including:

Freckles

Sunspots

Age spots

Melasma

Birthmarks

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

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What Happens During a Q-Switch Laser Treatment?

What happens during a Q-Switch Laser treatment?

1. Initial Consultation

Start your Q-Switched Laser  journey with an initial consultation with a qualified cosmetic practitioner to determine the suitability of the QSY laser for your concerns.

2. Pre-Treatment Preparation

Prior to the procedure, the treatment area is cleansed to ensure the laser can penetrate the skin evenly to optimise results. Protective eyewear is provided for safety against laser light exposure.

3. Sensation of Treatment

Activation of the laser can feel similar to an elastic band flicking on the skin. The treatment is generally well tolerated.

4. Immediately Following Treatment

After the procedure, mild redness and swelling can occur in the treated area and is considered normal. These effects subside within a few hours to a few days. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.

5. Treatment Duration

The total duration of the QSY laser treatment depends on the concern being treated. Most treatments last between 15 to 45 minutes.

Is Q-Switch Laser Right for You?

For individuals with pigmentation concerns, the Q-Switch YAG laser emerges as a potential treatment solution. However, eligibility hinges on certain factors, including pregnancy or breastfeeding, active skin infections, a history of keloid scarring, unsuitability of skin type for Q-Switch Laser treatment, and cases where skin cancer diagnosis remains uncertain. Moreover, optimizing results necessitates meticulous adherence to pre- and post-care instructions for Q-Switch Laser treatment.

Step 1

Find a qualified and experienced cosmetic practitioner​

Step 2

Book your consultation, which is required before any treatments may be performed​

Step 3

Arrive at your consultation to discuss your treatment goals and plan

Prior to your Q-Switch Laser treatment:

Before laser treatment for pigmented/dark spots, consult your Dermatologist or GP, providing a formal diagnosis to prevent mis-treatment of potential skin cancers. If diagnosed with melasma, directly book with our cosmetic staff for treatment suitability discussions.

Prior to your Q-Switch YAG Laser treatment:

Before laser treatment for pigmented/dark spots, consult your Dermatologist or GP, providing a formal diagnosis to prevent mis-treatment of potential skin cancers. If diagnosed with melasma, directly book with our cosmetic staff for treatment suitability discussions.

What Are The Benefits of Q-Switch Laser?

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Reduce pigmentation

Q-switch laser technology offers many benefits for those looking to reduce the appearance of pigmentation

Non-invasive

Q-switch laser is a non-invasive procedure that does not require incisions or injections and does not break the skin

Quick

Treatment times are relatively short, with most procedures taking less than 30 minutes to complete

Little to no downtime

Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment, with little to no downtime

Highly effective

Q-switch laser is highly effective at treating and reducing the appearance of various types of pigmentation, with visible results often seen after just one treatment

Pre-Care Recommendations for Q-Switch Laser

Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before treatment

Do not use tanning beds or self-tanning products for at least two weeks before treatment

Post-Care Recommendations for Q-Switch Laser

Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after treatment

Use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect

Pre-Care Recommendations

Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before treatment

Do not use tanning beds or self-tanning products for at least two weeks before treatment

Post-Care
Recommendations

Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after treatment

Use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Q-Switch YAG Laser is generally considered to be effective for reducing pigmentation. It is particularly effective for treating hyperpigmentation, including age spots, sun spots, and freckles. However, the results can vary depending on the individual’s skin type, the severity of the pigmentation, and other factors.

Q-Switch YAG Laser treatment can be uncomfortable, but most people find it tolerable. Patients typically report feeling a warm or hot sensation during the treatment, and some may experience mild stinging or prickling sensations.

The healing time for Q-Switch Laser varies depending on the intensity of the treatment and the individual’s skin type. Most people experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment, which can last from a few hours to a few days. Crusting and peeling may also occur, and the skin may feel dry and flaky. Full recovery can take up to several weeks, but patients can usually resume normal activities within a few days.

Common side effects of Q-Switch Laser include redness, swelling, and temporary darkening or lightening of the skin. In rare cases, the treatment can cause infection or scarring. To minimise the risk of side effects, it is important to choose an experienced and qualified laser practitioner and to follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions carefully.

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Q-Switch Laser Price

An individual price will be determined at your consultation accordingly to your needs.

As a general guide, treatments usually cost $250  $449.

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