Comprehensive Guide of Q Switch Laser Treatment: Costs, Benefits, and Ideal Candidates

Q Switch Laser Treatment

Who doesn’t want kids-like soft, healthy and clear skin with glowing complexion?? We all do, right? But it’s very difficult to get and maintain it. Various factors affect the health and texture of our skin like hormones, free radicals, high exposure to sunlight etc. These things cause negative changes in our skin like age spots, sun spots, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dullness, dryness and whatnot! All these factors make you look older than usual.

Q Switch laser treatment is an outstanding innovation in the cosmetic and skincare industry that has made skin rejuvenation possible flawlessly. It can let you free from melasma, freckles, age spots, scars, sun damage and even that tattoo you liked some time back but don’t like anymore. Q-Switch laser treatment is a safe and easy technique for treating numerous skin concerns.

How Does Q-Switch Laser Technology Work?

Q-switched laser treatment (also known as quality-switched laser) is a high-intensity pulsed beam of light, applied to the skin at a certain wavelength. This light gets absorbed by the pigments in the skin in a fraction of a second. Those pigments can be age spots, acne spots, scars and freckles, get broken down into the smallest pieces and get disposed of by the body naturally.

Q-Switch Laser Treatment uses a specialised laser of different wavelengths for treating different issues. This laser pulses brief high-intensity light bursts. This focused light penetrates the skin without affecting the surrounding skin and dissolves the skin pigments including tattoo ink. These energy bursts produced in this process lead to a photoacoustic effect. It means that it breaks apart cells containing pigments into the minutest pieces possible. Our immune system flushes out these pieces from the body naturally, leaving a younger-looking and clearer skin.

What Skin Concerns Can Q-Switch Lasers Address?

Q-Switch Laser Treatment addresses various skin concerns, most of which are mentioned below.

  • Pigmentation

Pigmentation correction is a major concern targeted by Q-Switch. Skin issues like melasma, age spots and freckles are very well treated by this laser treatment. After the session, the patient gets clearer and brighter skin.

  • Acne scars

Q-Switch is an effective way to treat acne scarring as well. People notice even skin tone, lesser pigmented areas, brighter complexion and smoother skin texture in just a few days of the first treatment.

  • Sun damage

Sun damage is yet another major concern of people these days. Q-Switch is a safe and easy technique for sun damage repair. People have noticed a reduction in enlarged skin pores, erythema and post-traumatic inflammation.

  • Ageing concerns

People are facing ageing issues quite earlier than ever. Q-Switch laser treatment treats fine lines and wrinkles leaving them with reduced signs of ageing and younger-looking skin.

  • Tattoo

Q-Switch is highly efficient and effective in tattoo removal as well. This laser targets tattoo ink and dissolves it without damaging the surrounding skin. It gradually reduces the visibility of tattoos over a few sessions with safety and accuracy.

The Q-Switch Laser Treatment Procedure

The Q-Switch Laser Treatment is a very simple, safe and easy technique of skin revitalization and skin tone correction. The stepwise explanation of the treatment is given below.

  • Skin preparation

This is the basic and foremost step of any skin treatment. Skin is cleansed thoroughly and protective eyewear is given to the patient to shield their eyes from the laser.

  • Laser application

Application of the laser is the second step after preparing the skin for the laser. Brief, high-intensity light bursts are applied to the treatment area. It’s a precise targeting method that doesn’t affect the surrounding skin at all.

  • Experience during the treatment

Q-Switch Laser Treatment doesn’t cause any pain but may give you a tingling or snapping sensation which is generally bearable. This process takes a few minutes in smaller areas whereas bigger ones take more than an hour.

  • Post-treatment

The patient may experience some redness or minor swelling which gradually fades in a few days. You just have to take the precautionary measures mentioned by your healthcare provider.

  • A number of sessions

The patients are always advised to go for multiple sessions as the skin needs time to recover before it’s further treated. A number of skin concerns are treated by this method and each one requires a different intensity to be treated.

Benefits of Q Switch Laser Treatment

  • Exfoliates at its best

Q-Switch Laser Treatment deeply cleanses the skin, exfoliates it, removes dead skin cells, brings out the inner glow and lost radiance and evens the skin tone.

  • Safe and precise

Q-Switch is a safe and easy technique with precise targeting. It is so accurate that it doesn’t affect the skin adjacent to the targeted skin. This laser is applied in a controlled manner, hence patients don’t have to worry at all.

  • Boosts collagen production

Enhanced collagen production is yet another benefit of Q-Switch laser treatment. People regain the lost firmness and suppleness and eventually, the lost confidence too.

  • Younger-looking skin

People notice reduced signs of ageing which means, lesser wrinkles, fine lines, irregularities in skin texture and uneven skin tone. This is an amazing way of skin revitalization and rejuvenation.

  • Long-lasting results

After completing all the required sessions, people notice that their results last for months and for some people, they may last for years. Tattoos, once gone, are gone forever.

  • Quick process

This laser treatment is a fast process, giving patients the least discomfort. Since the laser penetrates the skin deeply, it heals the skin tissues from within. This is usually bearable for a majority of people.

  • Minimal Downtime

There is little to no downtime in this treatment. People can resume their daily activities just after the treatment. It’s just that they should wear loose clothes, especially in the treatment area as you may face temporary redness or swelling there.

Cost of Q Switch Laser Treatment

The cost of Q-Switch Laser Treatment is not universal, it varies from person to person. The following are the factors affecting the cost of this treatment.

  • Target area

It costs more if the target area is big and costs less if it’s a small, simple calculation.

  • Type of treatment chosen

Again, all the treatments cost differently. In simple language, Q-Switched Nd YAG Laser is updated than Q-switched Ruby Laser and hence, costs more.

  • Location of clinic

The location and reputation of the clinic also matter immensely. It costs more in bigger cities and less in smaller cities. The more reputed the clinic is, the more amount it charges.

  • Dermatologist

The qualifications, experience and reputation of dermatologists matter a lot. The higher, the costlier it is.

  • Number of sessions required

This is yet another obvious factor affecting the cost of a Q-Switch Laser. The more the sessions, the higher the cost. It also includes any post-laser surgery care required, which directly affects the cost.

In India, the average cost per session is INR 4,000-8,000. At Sakhiya Skin Clinic, we charge just INR 4,200 per session.

Q-Switch Laser Treatment: Before And After Results

Here are a few ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of Q-Switch Laser Treatment.

Q-Switch Laser Before And After Q-Switch Laser Before And After

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Ideal Candidates for Q-Switch Laser Treatment

  • People who are looking for non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with minimum discomfort.
  • People who have tattoos engraved but don’t want them anymore.
  • People with skin concerns like melasma, freckles, age spots, acne scarring, etc.
  • The person needs to be healthy enough to bear a laser treatment.

Some people are strictly not allowed for this treatment, such as pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with a history of skin infections and skin cancer.

Potential Side Effects and Risks

Though Q-switched laser treatment is safe, it may cause certain risks and side effects temporarily.

  • The treated area may face temporary redness, pigmentation or swelling that may last for a few days.
  • The colour of the treated area may turn pale or grey due to the laser light. It lasts for a few minutes though.
  • Initially, the person may get blisters and bruises. These will be healed gradually and the skin will turn pinkish and eventually mix with the surrounding skin.
  • The skin may get infected, scarred, pigmentation or changes in skin texture.
  • It may hurt a little if the procedure is done to remove a tattoo and the tattoo size is quite big. It depends on one’s pain-bearing threshold.

Q-Switch Laser Treatment is a safe, painless and quick procedure to treat the aforementioned skin concerns. The concerned person may encounter certain side effects if treated by an inexperienced or unqualified professional. If someone decides to go for this procedure, he should search for a good dermatologist in his area so that he gets the best out of it.

We, at Sakhiya Skin Clinic, provide a holistic approach to treating any skin issue, no matter how minute it is. We use advanced Q-switched laser technology and feature skilled and well-trained staff and dermatologists who follow up with the patients even after the treatment.

We have our clinics located at Surat, Bardoli, Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Navsari, Valsad, Vapi, Mumbai, Pune, Nandurbar, Delhi and Raipur. Visit us at your nearest location for your Q-switch laser treatment.