Q-switch lasers are the new darling of the aesthetic world. Dermatologists and skincare clinics are using them to treat multiple skin concerns like acne, wrinkles, warts, blemishes, and age and sun spots.
HOW DO Q-SWITCH LASERS WORK?
Lasers release powerful energy that tend to be absorbed by pigmented cells. The heat breaks down the pigments, which are then flushed out by the body. The more advanced machines, such as Fotona QX Max, can also be set at a different frequency to break down tattoo pigments.
ARE Q-SWITCH LASERS EFFECTIVE?
Independent studies have shown that the Q-switch laser can treat up to 90% of discoloration in one session. Of course, results depend per case. Larger, deeper blemishes may need more attention. Some tattoo colors or types of ink are also more difficult to remove.
WHAT CAN THE QX MAX DO?
There are different kinds of Q-switch lasers, and QX Max is considered one of the highest performance single pulse lasers. What does that mean?
Each energy burst is called a “pulse.” Unlike other Q-switch lasers which release many pulses, QX Max has a high-energy, single pulse that is able to treat a larger area and deeper pigments. This gives the doctor more control, precision and power. He or she is able to treat more cells with less side effects like bleeding or changes in the skin texture.
QxMax can also be set at four different wavelengths that can target particular pigment colors — red, purple, orange, green. It is one of the few machines that can completely remove very complex tattoos.
The QxMax can also be fitted with the Fotona Accelera to treat acne, remove hair, and more.
ARE LASER TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
Laser technology has come a long way. Pulse lasers also emit energy in bursts rather than continuous exposure to heat. The newer machines have a contact cooling mechanism so that your skin temperature remains tolerable. Some patients describe it as “just little hot dots on your face.”
WHERE CAN I FIND THE Q-SWITCH LASER?
Servicom is the official distributor of the ultra-performance Q-switched Fotona laser systems in Singapore. It can be found in many top Singapore aesthetics and skincare clinics. Ask your doctor about this laser treatment and whether it can help you and your skin concern.