Q-Switch is a type of laser technology for treating uneven pigment in the skin, as well as inducing an intensive collagen stimulation to tone, tighten and resurface dull skin.
Q-Switch laser targets skin pigment irregularities such as hyperpigmentation or discoloration. These could be caused by a variety of factors; sun exposure, ageing, hormones, melasma, scarring or genetics.
Q-Switch laser is the preferred option for treating melasma. This is because, unlike other laser types, Q-Switch produces very little heat and therefore should not trigger a worsening of the notoriously fussy condition that is melasma. It is similarly very useful in darker skin types that are prone to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Q-Switch laser works to remove natural pigmentation as well as the artificial pigmentation created by tattooing.
This laser treatment is recommended for those who want to rid their complexion of annoying brown spots, age spots, mottled discolouration, hormonal hyperpigmentation (known as the ‘mask of pregnancy’), darkness caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) such as acne scarring, and other irregularities in an otherwise clear visage.
While Q-Switch laser is one of the most popular methods for treating the face, it’s also effective for other areas of the body, such as removing freckling or sun damage from the chest, forearms and legs. It can also be used anywhere on the body to remove tattoos.
Whether it’s for tattoo removal or erasing hyperpigmentation, the gold standard of treatment options is Q-Switch laser.
- Treatment takes 20–40 minutes depending on size and area
- Costs start from $99 per session depending on size and area (see Full Pricing)
- Results seen anywhere from 2–10 sessions depending on concern