Q-Switch Laser

WHAT IS Q-SWITCH LASER?

Q-Yag Laser

One of the Q-Switched lasers we use is called Q-Yag laser. The Q-Yag laser has a specific infrared wavelength of 1064 nm which safely and non-invasively penetrates the dermis for tissue stimulation. This laser targets pigments in the dermis (chromophore and melanin). It is effective for lightening or removing unwanted pigment in the skin including melasma and tattoos.

 

Q-Alexandrite Laser

Another Q-switched laser is the Q-Alexandrite laser. The Q-Alex laser produces light in the infrared spectrum at 755 nm. The high energy produced by the laser is converted to heat which triggers photothermolysis which selectively removes undesired pigments. This laser can treat age spots, colored tattoos, and other pigmented lesions.

 

Helios II Laser

Reviva Laser Skin Clinic relies on the Helios II Laser System to treat pigmented lesions, melasma, enlarged pores, acne scars, and also for tattoo removal.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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BENEFITS

Low level of pain

Few side effects

Quick recovery time

Known for not damaging surrounding tissue

What are the side effects of this treatment?

The treated area will appear red for about 3-5 days. Scabbing may occur as part of the healing process. Scab normally falls off after 7-10 days.

How soon will I see results?

Full results are seen after 4-6 weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

For most types of pigmentations, 1-3 treatments are needed. However, the number of treatments will be decided by the doctor as it ultimately depends on the type of pigmentation. Tattoo removal treatment requires more treatments.

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