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Q Switch Nd Yag Laser

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What is this laser used for?

  • Melasma /post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Pigmented lesions like Nevus of ota, Becker’s nevus
  • Rosacea
  • Dark circles
  • Bleaching fine hair
  • Treating dark private parts (Under Arm, Bikini Area)

What is the type of laser used in this procedure?

It is frequency doubled Nd Yag laser.

Is the treatment painful?

No.

How long does it take for the whole face?

About 5-10 minutes.

How many sessions are required?

It is very individual and depends on the severity and nature of problem.

What is the protocol?

Biweekly to monthly treatment sessions till the problem gets resolved followed by touch up sessions every 1 to 2 months. In laser hair bleaching, sessions can be repeated at 1-2 month interval or whenever hair color changes into black color.

What is laser hair bleaching?

Patients having very thin and downy hair can enjoy laser hair bleach instead of getting laser hair removal/reduction. These are the patients who mostly got the hair bleaching done at the salons using the harmful ammonia bleach. These bleaching agents are now used using a marketing gimmick where they are named as herbal bleach and an impression is given to the client that it is free of any side effects that the chemical bleach holds. But it is not true and hence all kind of skin bleaching agents sold over the counter in the local market as well as in the salons needs to be strictly avoided. The bleaching done at the beauty parlors and salons contain the strong chemicals which damage skin over the span of years and patients eventually end up in a dermatologist’s clinic with complications like thick facial hair, different shades of color on the face, freckles, skin burns and post burn dark skin patches. Q switch Nd Yag laser turns black downy and wispy hair into golden color. If the hair texture is very fine, it might disappear in few laser treatments.

How does the skin look immediately after the treatment?

Slightly red. The redness goes away after few minutes.

What is the post treatment care?

  • Avoid using acne face washes, creams and gels for about 1-2 days.
  • Avoid using bleaching agents for pigmentation for about 2-3 days.
  • Avoid strong sun exposure and heat.
  • Avoid sunblock, not necessary.

Spot Testing Before Treating Melasma To find Which Laser is Suitable For Treating Melasma

Pigmented area or freckles are treated by different lasers in one sitting. The various lasers used are

How does skin look after spot testing?

Red & bruised for few days.

What is the post treatment care?

  • Avoid using acne face washes, creams and gels for few days.
  • Avoid using bleaching agents for pigmentation for about few days.
  • Avoid strong sun exposure and heat.
  • Avoid sunblock.
  • Avoid makeup.

When to come for follow up checkup?

After 1 month.

Which laser would be used to treat melasma or freckles?

The skin response after 1 to 2 months will determine the type of laser.