Laser Skin Care

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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
  • Sunspots
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Moles
  • Spider veins
  • Café-au-lait spots
  • Telangiectasia
  • Angiomas
  • 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:

  1. 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.