Medlite Q-Switch Laser Treatment
The MedLite Q-Switched laser is a machine that was purposely built for aesthetic therapies. It is the latest technology and an evolution of the Q-Switch laser technology. It was built to treat the following;
What is Q-Switching?
We have to get a little technical when describing how lasers work – bare with us.
Q-Switching creates a pulsed laser beam of higher peak power. A ‘pulsed’ laser refers to lasers that do not use a continuous wave of light (i.e. laser). By using a pulsed laser, the higher energy of the laser creates a “photo-mechanical” effect on skin pigmentation and tattoo inks. This effect safely ‘breaks’ the small particles that make up tattoo or skin lesions. Once broken up, our own body’s immune system will get rid of the particles. In other words, we will sweat or poop it out!
What Wavelengths Are Used?
The MedLite Q-Switched laser machine has two wavelengths in the one machine, these are: 532nm and 1064nm Nd:YAG. The 532nm is designed to treat surface lesions, whilst the 1064nm is suited for deeper pigments. These wavelengths add flexibility to your treatment options as we can tailor the treatments based on your skins requirements.
KTP Laser for Treatment of Superficial Pigmentations
KTP is an abbreviation for the chemical: Potassium titanyl phosphate. The KTP laser is generated by a neodymium(ND):YAG laser beam which is directed through a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal. This produces a beam of visible (green) light at a 532nm wavelength. We use this wavelength mainly for treating epidermal (superficial) pigmentation as well as red tattoo inks.
What Can We Treat With KTP?
Epidermal types of pigmentation are close to the surface of the skin (epidermal layer). They are usually caused or made worse by sun exposure and include:
The ND:Yag Laser for Treatments of Dermal Conditions
Unlike the KTP laser, the ND:Yag lasers uses a crystal of yttrium, aluminum, and garnet covered with neodymium ions. This combination creates an invisible laser beam at a wavelength of 1064nm.
What Can We Treat With The ND:Yag?
With the 1064nm wavelength, we are able to treat deeper (dermal) pigmentations/conditions, such as;
How Do I Know Which Laser To Use?
At City laser Clinic, we understand the distress and embarrassment that skin lesions can cause. Particularly when darker and covering larger parts of our visible skin. We chose & use the MedLite because it is the most effective Laser device currently available. It provides different wavelengths which means that we can treat most skin types & conditions.
For all first time clients, we recommend coming in for a free consultation with one of our therapists. In the consultation, our experienced laser therapists will be able to determine which pigmentation. After determining your type of pigmentation, we can then design a treatment plan using the appropriate laser(s).
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to call or email us.