This laser is considered the gold standard treatment for pigmentation problems. It involves the use of pulses of light at specific wavelengths, target pigment molecules
The pico laser or Q-switch laser is a revolutionary technology used for hyperpigmentation treatment. The name of the laser comes from the fact that this type of laser machine can produce a pulsed output beam which enables it to produce pulses of very high power. It has a very high pulse rate and very high energy. It directly effects the excess pigment cells, breaks them down and helps in reversion of natural skin tone. It does not affect the surrounding normal cells. Our dermatologists will guide you properly on pre-care and after-care for this hyperpigmentation laser treatment. It is useful for deeper as well as superficial pigmentation and hence provides quick and visible results. You may require multiple sessions with any of these treatment options to achieve desired results.
The pico laser or Q-switch laser is a revolutionary technology used for hyperpigmentation treatment. The name of the laser comes from the fact that this type of laser machine can produce a pulsed output beam which enables it to produce pulses of very high power. It has a very high pulse rate and very high energy. It directly effects the excess pigment cells, breaks them down and helps in reversion of natural skin tone. It does not affect the surrounding normal cells. Our dermatologists will guide you properly on pre-care and after-care for this hyperpigmentation laser treatment. It is useful for deeper as well as superficial pigmentation and hence provides quick and visible results.
The Q-swith Nd:YAG laser works very well on pigmentation. Specific wavelengths of light work on the correct shade of pigmentation.
Below are some before and after pictures to visualize the effectiveness of the Q-switch laser treatment
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Know about the treatment procedure with all the major steps involved in Q-switch laser treatment.
Consulting the dermatologist is the first step of any treatment at SkinGenious. You will meet the dermatologist, share your concerns and history regarding pigmentation. The dermatologist will then plan the ideal plan of treatment, which for hyperpigmentation, may involve the Q-switch laser treatment.
Preparation for the treatment involves cleaning up the face or any other target area. After this, you will wear protective goggles and relax on the treatment chair while the treatment is performed.
The dermatologist will deliver energy pulses from the Q-switch laser on the desired target areas. The treatment will take up to 30 minutes. After this you collect the after care instructions and revised skin care routine which you should follow diligently.
What results can you expect from Q-switch laser treatment? What factors that impact the efficacy of Q-switch laser?
Like all cosmetic treatments, you have to be practical with your expectations for improvement with pigmentation. Years of sun damage and tanning may not be completely reversed. With melasma, unless the underlying cause is identified, the problem could be recurrent. You may expect 50-100% improvement in your dark patches, even with the laser treatment. In case the expected improvement is less than this, our skin specialist is most likely to tell you to not go ahead. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and involves no down-time. The results are seen immediately and are permanent, provided you follow instructions and do not allow new pigmentation to occur.
At SkinGenious , we only use treatments which have been assessed & approved by top regulators in India & across the world. Also our doctors make sure that any risks / side effects associated with the Q-switch laser is clearly communicated beforehand.
The possible side effects are:
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
PIH being a risk factor indicates that the problem that you came to treat may worsen in case your treatment is not guided by a well-informed and highly trained dermatologist.
Swelling and redness are temporary issues even in cases where the do occur and can be managed easily. They often resolve over the course of 1-2 days.
Make sure that you know about the pre-treatment ''Dos And Don'ts'' for the Q-switch laser. Ask your doctor for the preparation checklist if available.
To prepare for your hyperpigmentation treatment, it is advisable to take the following steps:
Stop using any over the counter products that you have incorporated in your skin care regime, in case they have not helped you so far.
Carry your history and previous prescriptions if any for your consultation.
Remove your make up before the consultation.
For better results our expert will suggest some after treatment care which need to be followed properly.
After the procedure, avoid using any products not prescribed by the specialist or without checking with them.
Avoid make-up on the day of the treatment.
The most important after care requirement for all these procedures is to avoid sun exposure for a defined period of time. Apart from simply using sunscreen, you may be suggested additional measures such as wearing a hat or sun glasses.
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