The Q-Switched laser can remove tattoos of various shades very effectively. Traditional tattoo removal lasers may not be able to handle all colours, but in case of the Q-Switched laser this problem disappears. Dark shades such as black, navy blue and blue are the easiest to remove. This is because they are subjected to a wavelength of 1064 nm. This light beam is absorbed by dark pigments, which leads to breakdown of the pigment molecules and their elimination. However, there may be some problems with dyes, such as orange, red or brown, and yellow and green dyes are the most difficult is to remove. By using the Q-Switched laser, which in addition to the 1064 nm wavelength also emits a 532 nm beam, we can remove tattoos of all shades. To achieve the full effect, we need to repeat the procedure several times, sometimes even a dozen times, because each time the beam affects only a part of the pigment particles, causing their disintegration. A number of procedures depends on the dye used, how extensive the tattoo is and how deep into the skin the dye has been inserted.
The Q-Switch laser can also effectively remove permanent make-up. In such a case, we usually need fewer procedures than with laser tattoo removal. Firstly, permanent make-up is done at a shallower depth than tattoos, so it is easier to remove the dye deposits, and secondly, make-up takes smaller surface than tattoos.
In case of hyperpigmentation, the Q-Switched laser impacts on melanin, an excessively accumulated skin pigment. Under the influence of a laser light beam, melanin breaks down and is removed. Therefore, it leads to significant brightening of skin hyperpigmentation or its complete removal. A number of procedures needed varies depending on the depth and extent of hyperpigmentation. You should remember that the laser effectively reduces hyperpigmentation, but does not protect against its reappearance. And that means you need to use a UV screen.
The Q-Switched laser is also used for bleaching of the intimate parts: labia, perineum, scrotum and anus. The laser impacts melanin in the skin, making it lighter after just a few procedures at monthly intervals.