The Q-Switched laser is an energy laser pulse, which produces in billionths of a second, to release the pigment into the skin that is absorbed and disposed of the body. This non-invasive treatment is used to eliminate the appearance of brown or red spots, sun freckles or tattoos from your skin. Treatment areas can include the chest, arms, face, or legs.
What can I expect?
The laser treatment has been known to feel like many hot dots on the skin. This discomfort is reduced by cold air streamed into the targeted areas. Additionally, your BOYD Beauty provider can provide anesthetic options for more painful treatments such as tattoo removal. In one simple treatment, Q-Switched removes greater than 75 percent of the skin imperfections. Occasionally, a second treatment is recommended to completely eliminate the discoloration.
After the procedure, patients experience some crusts on the treated area for up to 2 weeks. It is recommended to apply Vaseline and bandages and keep them covered until it heals. Patients sometimes feel a burning sensation for up to a few hours post-treatment. Some risks associated with Q-Switched include new red or brown spots as the body heals, which is usually temporary. Infections and scars are rare from Q-Switched, and proper skincare is essential after treatment to maintain the outstanding results.
During your initial consultation, your BOYD provider will discuss with you any potential risks or side effects that are associated with Q-Switched. They will also discuss your candidacy for this particular laser treatment and determine if this course of action is the best solution for you. If you are suffering from unsightly brown or red spots, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Q-Switched is only available at our Birmingham location.