Q Switch Laser


The Q-switched laser is used to remove unwanted brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin. 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.

How does Q-switched laser treatment work?

Pigmentation – the laser energy is absorbed by the pigments (usually brown, or grey in colour). These pigmentation break off into smaller fragments and are naturally cleared away by the body and skin.

Acne marks – acne marks are caused by inflammation (the redness and pain) from pimples. The inflammation causes the skin to produce pigments. These pigments are cause of acne marks, which can be effectively removed with the laser.

Fairer skin – the colour of our skin is also determined by the amount of skin pigments. Darker skin people or people who go sun tanning often have more skin pigments. The laser, at the correct setting, helps lighten the skin tone and makes it fairer and brighter.

Skin rejuvenation – the laser uses its energy to remove dirt, dead skin cells, oil and superficial facial hair. Take this as a quick, effective and multi-purposed medical facial!

Pimples and acne – the laser energy can also kill P-acne, which is the bacteria that cause pimples and acne. At the same time, the laser energy also shrinks the oil glands in the skin and helps with oil control. Pimples and acne also tend to be less inflamed after laser treatments and this reduces the amount of acne marks after a breakout.

Tattoo removal – tattoo inks are foreign pigments introduced into the body. Like natural skin pigmentations, the laser energy breaks down the tattoo ink and removes the tattoo.


During the procedure the pigmentation colour intensifies and in the laser influenced areas there is a slight swelling, sometimes even bruises. For about a week the pigmentation gradually dissolves. No anaesthetic is necessary during the procedure. The duration depends on the length of the treated part. For restricted pigment stains the treatment lasts a few seconds, for the whole face treatment, diffuse pigmentation removal the procedure lasts about 30 minutes. Usually for a restricted pigment stain removal -3 procedures would be enough. For diffuse pigmentation removal 5-6 procedures are required as the whole face is treated.

Q Switch Laser FAQ’s

Is it safe?

Q-Switched Laser Treatment is a gentle alternative, and requires less sessions than skin resurfacing procedures to achieve similar results. Thus, reducing the chances of side effects greatly. It does not cause the skin to become thinner.

Are Laser Treatments painful?

The laser energy feels like many tiny hot dots on your skin. The process is very tolerable.

How do Q-Switch Lasers work?

Lasers release powerful energy that tend to be absorbed by pigmented cells. The heat breaks down the pigments, which are then flushed out by the body. The more advanced machines, such as Fotona QX Max, can also be set at a different frequency to break down tattoo pigments.

What is a Q-Switched Laser Treatment?

A Q-Switched (aka Q-Switched Nd-Yag Laser) Laser is used in various procedures: the laser is a beam of energy at a specific wavelength (1064nm) which is applied to the skin and is absorbed by coloured pigments such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, etc. in the skin.

The power settings of the laser can be set at different levels and frequencies to accommodate your specific condition and expectations.