What are Q-Switched Lasers?
Q-switched lasers are often used to remove unwanted brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin.
The technology can also be used for skin rejuvenation as it increases collagen production to reverse the signs of ageing.
The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body.
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.
How do they work?
Q-switched lasers have a certain type of pulse width. Aside from that, there are other variables that allow for a variety of types of Q-switched lasers on the market.
Many applications depend on the wavelength of light they produce. There are different types of crystal rods inside of lasers that causes them to produce different wavelengths.
The most common type of rod used is Nd:YAG, which produces 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths. This is the most popular type because it can treat a wide range of tattoo colors and is effective for many other applications as well.
What are the different types of Q-Switched Lasers?
There are several types of Q-Switched lasers. The crystal rods inside the lasers differentiate the lasers. The rods allow the Q-Switched lasers to produce different wavelengths. These variable wavelengths determine what the Q-Switched laser will be used for.
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 recognised for its ability to remove a wide range of tattoo colours.
Ruby Laser is used to remove rare tattoo colours 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.
At present, Q-Switched Lasers are only available in the form of a salon treatment, especially when it comes to tattoo removal. However, at CurrentBody our best-selling laser device for anti-ageing is the Nira Skincare Laser. This innovative device is pain-free device, clinically proven and FDA cleared. The NIRA Skincare Laser device reverses this effect by using non-fractional laser to heat the skin to the point where dermal cells send out Heat Shock Protein Formation (HSP) stimulating your cells to rejuvenate and increase collagen production.