Skin revitalisation trends are in constant flux, however, laser treatments remain the gold standard for treating anti-ageing concerns, scarring and pigmentation, as well as unwanted hair and tattoos.
Of course, lasers themselves are highly versatile, with an extensive range of ablative, non-ablative and fractionated lasers now available on the market. The right laser for your clinic will depend on various factors, however, if you are searching for a laser solution that specifically targets pigment, Q-switched lasers may be your best bet. Keep reading to learn more about Q-switching and Cynosure’s own Q-switched laser solutions.
What is Q-switching?
Q-Switching is a laser technique wherein energy is delivered in very short bursts. As opposed to other lasers that direct a continuous laser beam into the skin, Q-switched lasers deliver laser beam pulses that last only a billionth of a second. As the laser energy is delivered in such a short period of time, the energy is concentrated into very powerful pulses. This offers two key benefits to practitioners and patients alike.
The first benefit is that these pulses are powerful enough to shatter pigmentation and ink fragments, destroy hair follicles, and stimulate new collagen production to revitalise the complexion. Q-switched lasers are celebrated for their efficacy, as not every aesthetic laser has sufficient power for such applications.
In addition, the energy emitted by Q-switched lasers is in the skin for a mere nanosecond, meaning that the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Such brief pulses allow these lasers to rejuvenate the skin and remove pigmentation, tattoos and hair, without any unwanted side effects or damage to the surrounding skin.
Our Q-switched Laser Technologies
As an industry leader in energy-based systems, Cynosure proudly manufactures a range of laser technologies for skin revitalisation, hair removal, tattoo removal, and more. As part of our portfolio of products is one leading Q-switched lasers: RevLite.
Cynosure’s second Q-switched laser, RevLite SI, allows practitioners to treat a wide range of indications. RevLite SI features a unique nanosecond pulse configuration, known as PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse (PTP). This creates a unique dispersion of maximum energy that delivers very narrow pulse widths at up to 60 percent more power for larger spot sizes. In fact, clinical studies indicate RevLite’s PTP mode increases patient comfort AND is more effective for skin rejuvenation.
With unmatched treatment flexibility, RevLite SI offers a range of treatment applications, including:
- Epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions
- Anti-ageing maintenance
- Multi-coloured tattoo removal
- Hair removal
- Acne scar reduction
Q-switched laser technology has and continues to transform the aesthetic industry. To learn more about the RevLite SI laser, get in touch today!