Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser

The System

From deeply embedded professional tattoos to superficial brown lesions and freckles, this treatment ensures safe and successful elimination of unwelcomed skin pigmentation. This enables the skin’s natural functions to restore the skin’s original texture and tone.

Benefits

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin brightening
  • Improves skin tone
  • Improves and reduces the appearance of pigmentation
  • Improves and reduces the appearance of freckles, brown and age spots
  • Minimises open pores
  • Removes birth marks
  • Removes tattoos

Treatment Duration

  • Depends on the area being treated.
  • Advisable to repeat treatment every 3 to 4 weeks until expected result is achieved, or as
    maintenance.

Downtime

  • Slight redness will occur on the treated area and will subside within 5 – 7 days, depending on
    treatment.

FAQs on Pigmented Lesions

1. What is melasma?

Melasma is a common disorder that causes dark (hyperpigmented) patches, mainly on the face. The condition is marked by brown patches that worsen in response to the increase of the hormone estrogen, such as during pregnancy or during the use of birth control pills.

2. Who is at risk?

Although it is more common in women, men can also have melasma, especially those with darker skin. Those with a family history of melasma can also develop a likelihood of getting it.

3. Will melasma be removed forever?

No. It is driven by hormones. The procedure only treats the symptoms of melasma: the brown discolourations you see on the face.

4. How many treatments does it take before I begin to see a difference?

Each person’s skin responds differently. Your results will also depend on your compliance to our practitioner’s instructions. Most people see some results between their second and third treatments.

5. How many treatments will it take to clear the skin?

Again, this depends on the depth of the lesions and each individual’s compliance to the treatment protocol. There is a chance that you may never get total clearance, but most patients report satisfactory results.

6. Do I need maintenance visits?

Yes. Normally, patients are asked to return after each quarter. This varies from one patient to another, according to the difference in their hormone levels.

FAQs on Tattoo Removal

1. How does the laser work?

Basically, lasers are used to break tattoo pigment into particles, which are then cleared by the body & lymphatic system.

2. How many treatments would it take to remove the tattoo?

It is impossible to predict with certainty due to the nature of this procedure. It could be as few as 3 treatments for an amateur tattoo or as long as 15 treatments for a professionally applied tattoo. The speed at which the ink fades depends on the colours of the tattoo, the type of ink used and how your body responds to treatment.

3. How far apart are the treatments?

Since your body needs to break down the ink pigments, this will be a slow process. A period of 4 – 6 weeks is recommended between each visit.

4. Will it hurt?

A sensation of pain may occur, and patients have reported that it felt like a rubber band snapping on the skin. Topical anesthetic cream may be applied on the tattoo prior to the treatment. To make it even more tolerable, cold air can be blown directly to the tattoo area together with the cream.

5. Any side effects?

There are no side effects and no harm is done to the hair follicle or the skin. It does not create scarring.