A quality-switched laser (Q-Switched) is a non-invasive laser that creates high-intensity pulsed beam light. The Q-Switched laser beam pulses last a mere billionth of a second. The energy emitted from a Q-switched laser is concentrated into very powerful pulses.
Q-Switched lasers are able to shatter tiny fragments of pigmentation or ink, stimulate collagen production or kill fungus. Because their contact with the skin is less than other lasers, Q-Switched lasers are known for not damaging surrounding tissue and causing unwanted side effects.
With advanced technology, Q-Switched lasers are used for many conditions, including the following:
- Tattoo removal
- Treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus)
- Age spots
- Spider veins
- Café-au-lait spots
- Port wine stains
- Skin rejuvenation
Some of the Q-Switched lasers include:Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser is used mostly for non-ablative skin rejuvenation, darkened scars, brown birthmarks. It is recognized for its ability to remove a wide range of tattoo colors.
Ruby Laser is used to remove rare tattoo colors like lime green and sky blue.
Alexandrite Laser is used for brown spots, sun spots, darkened scars, brown birthmarks, melasma and its ability to remove black ink tattoos and rare tattoo colors like lime green and sky blue.