What is Q-switch Laser and how is it used for Pigment Toning?
Q-Switch Lasers are unique compared to more traditional lasers. Q-switch devices deliver light in rapid pulses. It is this high intensity that has been found to be advantageous in the numerous applications of Q-switch use. Q-switch Lasers have been well documented to cater for all skin colours, with reduced risk of complications when compared to more traditional laser and light based therapies.
‘Laser Toning’ is a technique that is performed using a Q-switch Laser. It is performed for the purpose of pigmentation fading and general skin rejuvenation.
‘Pigment Peel’ is a technique that is also performed using a Q-switch Laser. This technique is only suitable for those with light skin colouring. It can be used all over the face or utilised as a spot treatment by isolating individual pigment lesions.
How does Q-switch Laser Toning work?
Q-switch Laser light is able to target the pigmentation in the skin and causes it to break down. The broken down pigment will be removed by the body’s lymphatic system, so that gradual fading of pigmentation can be seen. If crusting occurs, gradual exfoliation of the darkened pigmentation will follow.
What are the benefits of Laser Toning?
- Facial rejuvenation
- Minimising pigmentary concerns
- Melasma, chloasma, sun and age spots, freckles, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation concerns
- Reduced complications of hyperpigmentation (darkened skin post trauma) and hypopigmentation (lightened skin post trauma) compared to IPL and more traditional non-ablative and ablative lasers
- Caters for all skin colourations (Fitzpatrick types)
How many treatments will I need?
Laser Toning/Pigment Peels are recommended to be space 1-4 weeks a part. A series of 6 treatments is advised for maximum results.