Q-switch Laser produces very rapid, short pulse widths of energy, limiting the healthy tissue’s exposure to thermal build-up for safe, fast, and effective treatment. It is a non-ablative laser. This means that there is no break in skin tissue continuity during the treatment. It is designed to target pigment cells. This type of laser is absorbed by melanin and the resultant heat will cause damage to the cells containing pigment. These damaged cells will then be cleared from the site resulting in lightening of the pigmented area
Q-switch Laser has great results in removing signs of aging and sun damage, at the same time stimulating the development of new collagen. As a result, you will get firmer, more youthful skin in the treatment area.
During your consultation at Skinssence, we assess the area and will recommend which laser will be most suitable for you. The energy from the laser breaks up the melanin pigment in the epidermis causing the lesion to lighten with each treatment. Some skin problems, such as freckles or light sun spots, will be removed in just 1-2 treatments, and other darker lesions and brown birthmarks may take up to 5 sessions to fade.
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The first step to take is to book a consultation with one of our highly experienced Clinic Practitioners. You will run
through your full medical history and the treatment will be explained to you. If you decide to go through with Laser Skin
Pigmentation Treatment, an appointment with one of our practitioners will be arranged for you.
The laser treatment feels hot and is very fast. You will be required to protect your eyes with goggles during the treatment.
The treated lesion darkens within about 5-10 monutes of the treatment. It can become dark brown and even black looking.
It forms a micro crust which takes around 10-14 days to fall off. You must not pick or scratch the crusts as scarring will
occur. You may apply Aloe Vera gel to the treated area to soothe it. The pigment falls off with the crust.
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The risk of scarring from this treatment is very minimal indeed. The laser works by targeting only the melanin in the
pigmented area. It does not target surrounding tissues or other skin structures such as blood vessels or water. As long as
the treated area is left to heal naturally, there should be no scarring from this treatment.
Most patients state that the treatment is a hot sensation, and is similar to an elastic band being snapped on the skin.
Most patients tolerate the treatment well, even on large areas such as the arms or chest. Your skin may feel hot for a
few hours after treatment, rather like sunburn, and this is normal.
Our laser for pigmentation problems is suitable for certain skin types. We can treat Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-III.