Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser
Q-Switched ND:YAG laser used for tattoo and pigment removal. Leading dermatology, plastic surgery, and laser specialty clinics value Q-switched lasers for their efficacy for a variety of skin issues, primarily unwanted tattoos.
A professional quality-switched laser (Q-Switched) is a non-invasive laser that creates high-intensity pulsed beam light. The Q-Switched laser beam pulses last a mere billionth of a second. The energy emitted from a Q-switched laser is concentrated into very powerful pulses.
Q-Switched lasers are able to shatter tiny fragments of pigmentation or ink, stimulate collagen production or kill fungus. Because their contact with the skin is less than other lasers, Q-Switched lasers are known for not damaging surrounding tissue and causing unwanted side effects.
With advanced technology, Q-Switched lasers are used for many conditions, including the following:
- Tattoo removal
- Treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus)
- Age spots
- Spider veins
- Café-au-lait spots
- Port wine stains
- Skin rejuvenation
Types of Q-Switched Lasers
There are several types of Q-Switched lasers. The crystal rods inside the lasers differentiate the lasers. The rods allow the Q-Switched lasers to produce different wavelengths. These variable wavelengths determine what the Q-Switched laser will be used for.
Some of the Q-Switched lasers include:
- Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laseris used mostly for non-ablative skin rejuvenation, darkened scars, brown birthmarks. It is recognized for its ability to remove a wide range of tattoo colors.