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Deep Pigmentation Removal with Q-Switched ND YAG Laser

Q-switched ND:YAG lasers is an award-winning medical treatment known to treat different concerns for Pigmentation, Acne MarksPimples, Skin Rejuvenation, and Tattoo Removal. Several people have the misconception that lasers can cause their sensitive skin to burn. However, that is not true; you may feel a tingling sensation but nothing more. This treatment helps to lighten stubborn dark spots without damaging the skin.

How does Q-Switched work on Pigmentation?

The Q-switched laser, also known as ND YAG Laser, uses laser beam energy in nanosecond pulses to break down excess pigmentation. The body’s immune system will slowly remove the shattered melanin. Q-switched ND YAG laser has a specific wavelength of 532nm and 1064nm applied to the skin and absorbed by coloured pigments such as melasma, pigmentation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, freckles age spots and etc., in the skin. Depending upon individual patient skin conditions and the treatment objectives, the power settings can be calibrated for laser wavelength precision.

What Makes Q-Switched ND YAG Laser Technology Unique?

The low-energy laser passes selectively weakens melanocytes and partially destroys some melanin pigments. The heat from the laser also passes concurrently stimulates collagen production within the dermis. There is ultimately tightening of the skin. The laser gently vaporizes the very superficial layers of the skin. In short, a Q-switched ND YAG laser is essentially a laser designed to treat pigments. We, however have modified the usage to harness its’ gentle nature to perform laser toning for skin tightening and rejuvenation.

Neodymium-doped Yttrium aluminium garnet is a crystal used as a laser medium, hence Nd: YAG. Nd: YAG laser has a wavelength of 1064nm and has the capability to reach deep layers of skin tissue compared to other types of laser. Q-switching is the technique of modifying the laser wavelength to make it shorter, usually 532nm. The short-wavelength laser is useful for treating superficial skin pigmented lesions. The Q-Switched laser has an extensive safety profile. Its advanced beam profile provides a highly uniform beam pattern, significantly reducing hyperpigmentation. It can be safely used over extended time periods with no beam distortion or energy loss.

In short, a Q-switched ND YAG laser is essentially a laser designed to treat pigments. We, however have modified the usage to harness its’ gentle nature to perform laser toning for skin tightening and rejuvenation.

Benefits of Q-Switched Laser

The Q-Switched laser is an extremely versatile machine and can be used to target different concerns primarily:


The coloured pigments in the affected skin areas absorb the laser energy and dissolve into smaller units that are then naturally expelled from the body through its natural excretory processes. Types of pigmentation includes; melasma, freckles, sunspots, aged spots and etc can be removed effective with lasers. 

Acne Marks
(Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)

Inflammation due to pimples is the primary cause of acne. The skin produces pigments in response to the inflammation of pimples. Ultimately, the pigments lead to the development of acne marks and scars. However, laser treatment can address such situations very effectively.

Pimples and acne

Apart from shrinking the oil glands development and controlling oil emissions, the Q-Switch ND YAG laser also kills propionibacterium, which is responsible for developing pimples and acne. Also, since the laser treatment is non-invasive, pimples and acne conditions tend to display less inflammation, keeping acne marks to a minimum.

Even Skin Tone 

Just like our hair, our skin colour is also influenced by the quantity of skin pigments. People with darker skin or those who spend a lot of time outdoors are more likely to have more skin pigmentation. The Q-switch ND YAG laser can help lighten the skin tone, giving it a fairer and fresher look.

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin damage could be a result of sun exposure, underlying of health condition or ageing. One of the methods to restore the skin is through lasers. A combination of customised laser helps to stimulate underlying skin while forming collagen. Thus improving wrinkles, skin tone and texture.

Tattoo removal

Unlike acne and pimple scars, tattoos are foreign pigments embedded in our bodies. Laser has a good safety profile in penetrating down to the dermis layer of the skin and shatter tattoo ink without causing damage to the skin surface. 

Expected Outcomes for Q-Switched ND YAG Laser

While Laser Treatment may not result in 100% spotlessly clear pigmentation, you can certainly look forward to a visibly apparent lighter skin pigmentation after undergoing the treatment.

  • Superior oil control
  • Fairer and tighter skin
  • Removal of tattoo marks
  • Lesser incidence of acne and pimples
  • Brightening of skin, glowing skin
  • More even skin tone
  • Refined pores
  • Reduce sebum production
  • Firm and tightened skin
  • Improvement in active acne symptoms
  • Reduced fine facial hair
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    The good news is that there is absolutely no downtime involved! Apart from a slight pinkish flush that might be present in the treatment area for not more 15 minutes, there are no hurdles in going about our daily routines. In fact, female patients can don their make up as soon as the treatment is over, and get back to work

    By combining 1064nm and 532nm complementary wavelengths with 4-5 different laser modalities, I am able to target the different layer of skin, covering the melanin and oxyhemoglobin absorption spectrum. Post treatment, it is best to avoid the sun frequently or wear sunscreen with above SPF30. To understand more about your pigmentation and the suitable treatment, schedule a consultation today.