Pastelle Q-Switch Laser

What is Q Switched Laser?

In Australia, sun-damage is extremely common and frequently causes irregular brown pigmentation that may appear unsightly. The Q-switch laser is effective for a wide range of skin pigmentation disorders including sun-freckles. The Q- switch laser can also safely treat many forms of birthmarks ranging from brown to blue-grey in colour.

The New uRepublic Pastelle Q-switch laser has a range of wavelengths that allow safe treatment of all skin types including dark skin. The Q-switch laser may also rejuvenate the skin by improving its colour and texture.


What is the difference between regular Lasers and Q-switch lasers?

Lasers utilise a single wavelength to deliver the energy to skin targets. The regular targets in skin are pigment, blood and water. Q-switch lasers are a special category of lasers that can deliver energy in extremely short bursts (within several billionths of a second). As a result this unique property makes it an ideal laser for treating pigment-related conditions such as sun-freckles, birthmarks or tattoos. The ultra-short bursts of energy delivered by the laser disrupts the pigment-containing cells within the skin, leading to fading and clearing of the treated area. The considerable energy delivered by the Q-switch laser can also remodel skin collagen and improve its texture.


What can Q-switch Lasers do for me?

Clears brown-black pigment blemishes

  • Sun-freckles and brown spots
  • Stubborn melasma
  • Birthmarks of various colours including brown, blue, grey and black (eg Cafe-au-lait spots, Nevus of Ota and Hori’s nevus)

Skin rejuvenation

  • Laser skin toning
  • Laser peels

Tattoo removal (refer to additional info)

  • Professional and amateur tattoos
  • Gravel tattoos

Hair removal (refer to additional info)

  • For reversing paradoxical hair growth (hypertrichosis following standard laser hair removal)

Collagen remodelling of acne scars

  • Collagen remodelling post resurfacing
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles


Download the “Q Switch Laser” article

Q Switch – by Prof. Patricia Lowe