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)
- 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