Q-SWITCHED PIGMENT LASER
Ideal for the treatment of pigmented lesions like tattoos, nevus of Ota, ephelides and melasma, the QS Nd:YAG makes use of both the 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths to target both superficial and deep lesions, respectively. The laser works to blast pigments allowing them to be eliminated by phagocytes in our system.
Multiple sessions are required and spaced anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks apart and improvement is noted with each treatment. Application of cream anesthesia is necessary, for 45-60 minutes before the laser treatment is initiated, to alleviate any discomfort associated with the procedure.
Immediately post-laser, redness and swelling are seen and may last for several hours. Occasionally, pinpoint bleeding and blisters may be experienced. A post-laser cream is given to the patient to hasten healing. There is noted lightening of the pigments seen after each session.