For skin toning by treatment of pigmented lesions and dark tattoo removal
Lasers utilise a single wavelength to deliver energy to target tissue. Common targets in skin are pigment, blood and water. Q-Switched lasers are a special category of lasers that can deliver energy in extremely short bursts. As a result, this unique property makes it an ideal laser for treating pigment-related conditions such as freckles, sunspots, birthmarks or tattoos. The ultra-short bursts of energy delivered by the laser disrupt the pigment-containing cells within the skin, leading to fading and clearing of the treated area.
A recent application of the Q-Switched laser is skin toning and rejuvenation. The whole face is treated a number of sessions at intervals of 1–4 weeks. Compared to other forms of rejuvenation, there is minimal down-time associated with the Q-Switched laser. The considerable energy delivered by the Q-Switched laser can also remodel the skin’s collagen layer and improve the skin’s overall texture.
Slight redness of the treated area is common and subsides in a few hours. Results for tattoo removal are permanent as the ink in the tattoo is shattered and removed from the body. For laser tonings, results last for up to months with continued improvement in skin tone and texture with repeat treatments.