Very effective in removing skin pigmentations and tattoos.
The laser Q-Switched Nd: Yag is a modern laser designed to remove superficial and deep pigmentation lesions: Ota nevus, Ito Nevus, Zigomatosis, Queratoides, coffee spots, melasma, lentigines, moles, freckles and also can be applied for tattoo removal.
The Q-Switched Nd: Yag laser uses the latest technology to deliver high level of energy in a very short time (nanoseconds).
The size of the area covered by the laser on the skin is known as the laser spot and can be regulated automatically. The spot size affects directly the energy delivered to the area, the larger spot size the lower fluence delivery.
Tattoo removal: Black, red, brown, blue, etc.
Pigmented skin lesions: Solar lentigos, light brown blemish, nevus of Ota, nevus of Ito, melasma, etc.
Facial laser: Rejuvenation of the skin and straightening of fine wrinkles and expression lines.
Pigmented lesions and tattoos
These indications vary according to the wavelength:
Wavelength 532 nm. (green light): Removal of brighter, lighter tattoos (reds, oranges, lilacs, yellows…) and epidermal pigmented lesions (solar lentigines, ephhelias, café-au-lait spots).
Wavelength 1064 nm. (infrared light): Removal of dark tattoos (black, brown, dark blue…) and skin pigmented lesions (Ota and Ito nevus, Becker nevus…) and seborrheic keratoses.
Facial wrinkles: crow’s feet, peribuccal wrinkles… (resurfacing). A thickening of the dermis and an increase in dermal fibroblasts occurs.
Acne scars: The laser light is applied around the scar and in the center to fill in the depression.
Facial Rejuvenation: By applying activated carbon powder to the skin first.
Onychomycosis: The Q-switched laser creates a series of microcavitations and acoustic shock waves necessary to break the hard outer layer of the fungus spore, thus creating a clean target for the long pulse ND:YAG laser to subsequently destroy the microorganism through a thermal effect.
- Previous tanning.
- Photosensitising medication (isotretinoin, tetracyclines…).
- Taking blood thinners.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Skin diseases with Köebner phenomenon (lichen, psoriasis…)
- Active skin infections. Shingles.
- Skin wounds.
- Tendency to keloids.
In tattoos, 6-12 sessions are necessary, 6-8 weeks apart, and in pigmented lesions, 1-2 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart.
Tattoos: Clinical improvement is evident in 90% of cases. The best results are obtained in low phototypes, black or dark blue tattoos, amateur tattoos and in proximal locations.
Pigmented lesions: Excellent results in lentigines and café-au-lait spots. Good results on pigmented nevus.