Advanced Pulse Creation for Precise Applications
Q-switched lasers offer the only non-invasive, effective method for removing tattoos without scarring, plus treat other cosmetic issues such as fine lines, enlarged pores, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and toenail fungus. Because they cause minimal side effects and deliver reliable results, Q-switched lasers are the future of the aesthetics industry.
What is Q-Switching?
The term “Q-switch” refers to the type of pulse created by the laser. Unlike common laser pointers that create a continuous laser beam, Q-switched lasers create laser beam pulses that last mere billionths of a second. Because the energy from the laser is emitted in such a brief period of time, the energy is concentrated into very powerful pulses.
The powerful, brief pulses from have two key benefits. First, these pulses are powerful enough to shatter tiny fragments of ink or pigmentation, stimulate collagen production, or kill fungus. Not all aesthetic lasers have sufficient power for these applications, which is why Q-switched lasers are prized for their efficacy.
Second, because the energy is in the skin for mere nanoseconds, the surrounding tissue is not harmed. Only the ink is heated up and shattered, while the surrounding tissue stays unaffected. The briefness of the pulse is what allows these lasers to remove tattoos (or excess melanin, or kill fungus) without unwanted side effects.