Q Switch Laser | Medical Aesthetic


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Q Switch Laser

An advanced laser system that shortens the pulse of the laser beam in order to generate more intense energy throughout the pulse period, and then this energy is evenly distributed to the area where the beam is to be applied. This type of laser has a wide range of uses such as removing unwanted skin pigmentation, birthmarks, or tattoos. It can work in four different waves, it is also used for penetrating the face skin layers in order to stimulate the collagen production.

Tattoo removal by Q switch laser

The body considers the substances and dyes used in tattoos as foreign materials, which stimulates the body cells to get rid of them. However, the large particles, which form by the dyes, prevent cells from doing their functions and here comes the laser role for penetrating these particles and dispersing them into tiny particles so that cells can get rid of them.

Does tattoo removal cause pain?

This varies from person to another, and even if there was any pain, it would be very mild and it would not be comparable to the pain of the tattooing. However, before starting the removal procedure, local anesthesia will be applied to that area using anesthetic creams.

How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?

The number of sessions varies depending on the type of dye, its amount, its color, and its depth in the skin in addition to the technique used for tattooing. For example, it is easy to remove dark tattoos, while it will be harder to remove the colored tattoos or the tattoos that are similar to the color of the skin, and sometimes it is impossible to remove them.

How long does a session take?

The duration of a single session is 5 to 15 minutes, while the duration of the all sessions is 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the size of the tattoo. After the sessions, the skin is left to recover completely, and the tattoo will also disappear permanently.

Does tattoo removal leave scars on the skin?

The laser targets the dye of the tattoo, and because the tissue damages occur under the skin, there is no possibility of scar forming on the surface of the skin. However, if the skin is of the type that can form scars easily, there is a slight possibility of scar formation.


 

What to do before the laser sessions?

You should avoid the sun two weeks before the date of the first session, use sunscreen creams, stop using the solarium completely, remove the hair from the tattoo area, and stop taking blood thinner drugs, if any, before one or two days before the session. When you go to the session, the anesthetic cream is applied 30 to 40 minutes before starting.

What to do after the laser session?

After the session, ice compresses should be used, moisturizing creams should be applied due to the formation of an outer layer on the area where the laser was applied, hot shower and sauna should be avoided for 2 to 3 days after the session, and you must stop swimming in pools or the sea before this layer disappears completely.

Skin pigmentations treatment using Q switch laser

Pigmentations are formed due to the melanin accumulation, which is the pigment that determines skin color, randomly in a specific area, and these pigmentations include:

-          Pigmentations that appear during pregnancy and nevi.

-          Pigmentations that appear with aging on hands, back, chest, neck and face.

-          Pigmentations and scars that resulting from sunlight.

-          Pigmentations that form on some patients who suffer kidney and pancreas disease and diabetic.

Moreover, due to the absorption of the laser beam by the dark subcutaneous pigmentations, it is possible to treat them by the Q switch laser technology.

What types of skin pigmentations can be treated?

All types of skin pigmentations can be treated by Q switch laser, such as melasma, spots caused by sunlight and pregnancy, birthmarks, and moles.

Does this treatment cause any pain?

During the procedure, there will be no pain due to the usage of the anesthetic creams. Moreover, after the procedure, the area where the laser is applied is cooled so that no pain occurs later.

What happens after the procedure?

If the laser is applied for melasma and similar pigmentations, 1064 Nm wave will be used which does not leave a scar on the skin. However, if the laser is applied for freckles, moles, and spots caused by sunlight, 532 Nm wave will be used and this wave leave an outer layer that disappears after 3 to 4 days. For faster healing, it is recommended to use curative creams.

How many sessions do I need?

The number of sessions varies depending on the depth and color of the pigmentation, for this reason, they cannot be determined accurately, but approximately. For example, as for the pigmentations resulting from sunlight, freckles and moles, they may disappear completely after one session only. However, as for the pigmentations such as melasma and similar spots, which are deep in the skin, they require about ten days at a rate of 5 sessions, and as for nevi such as Nevus of Ota and Becker's Nevus, they require from 5 to 8 sessions.

What other techniques can be used to treat skin pigmentations?

-          Mesotherapy, vitamins injection technique.

-          Skin peeling using CO2 technique.

-          Subcutaneous injection technique.

-          Curative masks.

 

Carbon peeling by Q switch laser

It is a laser treatment for resurfacing and rejuvenating facial skin, where the fine carbon particles on the surface of the skin are blasted away by the laser in order to treat pimples such as acne and other pore problems.

How is carbon peeling performed?

After cleaning the face, a layer of liquid carbon is applied over the face. Then, after 15 minutes, the laser blasts the carbon particles away and during milliseconds the resulting heat will stimulate collagen production within the deep layers of the skin, that collagen will refresh your skin and reduce wrinkles. In addition, carbon peels will target the large skin pores and block them through photocatalysis. This treatment will also regulate the skin oil to prevent the appearance of pimples and acne.

Does carbon laser peeling cause any pain?

No, it does not cause any pain. It does not even require anesthetic creams.

What happens after the procedure?

After the procedure, light redness disappears after half an hour, allowing for normal daily life.

Can I do carbon laser peeling in the summer?

Unlike many laser techniques, this one does not cause any damage to the skin surface so it can be performed at any time of the year and even in summer.

How many sessions do I need?

You may need 6 to 10 sessions approximately. A single session is done every week.

 


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