Q-Switch Laser: Your Next Acne Treatment Post-Circuit Breaker

Skin Pigmentation, Acne Treatment

While most people are staying home to reduce the spread of Covid-19, there is a big change in their daily routine and environment – which can impact the skin. It is important to continue practising good skincare even when spending most of the time indoors, to maintain the condition of the skin.

This includes regularly applying SPF during daytime, even if you are not going outside. Harmful UV rays from the sun can still penetrate through the glass windows and cause signs of photo-ageing and sun damage. This can easily result in deep lines and pigmentation. Plus, with all the stress associated with the pandemic, it is also not surprising if you are battling with facial breakouts as a result.

If you’re looking to book your next appointment once the Circuit Breaker measure is lifted, consider Q-Switch as the aesthetic treatment you should go for.

What does it do

The Q-Switch laser treatment works by releasing energy-charged beams to focus on a targeted area of the skin. The laser beam is delivered in pulses per nanosecond at a precise wavelength (1064nm), penetrating through the skin to break down excess skin pigmentation into small particles. These will be naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body’s immune system.

It is effective against unwanted spots and marks on the skin such as freckles, age spots and acne scars. The laser can remove up to 75-100% of the targeted brown spot in a single session. Depending on the individual, a second treatment may be required to treat the affected area completely. The settings of the laser can also be adjusted to varying frequencies to offer a customised solution to each patient.

Benefits you can expect

The laser will provide a gentle stimulation of the skin’s collagen to increase production levels, which helps to maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin.

As an acne treatment, the laser also kills P-acnes – the bacteria which contribute to acne developing. It will also assist in minimising the secretion of excess sebaceous glands so you can have a more regulated oil control production in your skin. At the same time, it will reduce inflammation of any affected pores to prevent worse breakouts. Because it eliminates excess pigments in targeted areas and helps in acne scar removal too, you can expect a brighter and more rejuvenated skin complexion.

What is the downtime

What you’d be pleased to know is that the Q-Switch laser treatment has almost no downtime! A mild flush can be expected for around 15 minutes post-treatment, but you can resume your daily activities and apply makeup immediately without much worry.

It is also a gentle alternative as compared to other skin resurfacing procedures. This FDA-approved treatment requires no numbing cream and is one of the least painful aesthetic procedures. Different patients have varying pain level threshold – you can expect to feel a warm sensation on the skin, but it is considered to be a tolerable and comfortable process in general.

See the difference in your skin

Within 3 – 4 weeks of commencing Q-Switch treatment, you can expect to see results of smaller pores, improved pigmentation and reduced pimple breakouts. Consult with our doctors to find out more about this acne treatment and its suitability for your skin. Book your appointment with us at Aesthetics Central Clinic.