Laserplast
Q-switched laser treatments
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

Q-switched lasers are able to emit energy in millionths of a second. Given the extremely short duration of the impulse, if just 1 joule of energy were emitted, it would be as though the target had been impacted by enough energy to illuminate the city of Milan for 17 hours. The targets are pigment granules, both endogenous (melanin) and exogenous (tattoo pigment). The pigment is fragmented by photomechanical effect, and the tiny granules are eliminated, either directly expelled from the skin or eliminated by other cells called mastocytes, through a process called phagocytosis. The very brief duration of the impulse also means that damage can be confined to the targets, without heat dispersion affecting the surrounding tissues. Q-switched lasers are the only equipment that can be used to remove tattoos and are also extremely valid in removal of lentigo (liver spots) above all on the face and the back of the hands.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
 Laser  treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Q-switched laser 532 nm, 1064 nm, 585 nm, 650 nm, 694 nm
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
 Around 20 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
from 4 to 20
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None/Anaesthetic cream
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY):
 Moderate discomfort, small scabs lasting a few days, inflammation (desirable) for a few more days
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for at least 1 month before treatment. Inform the operator of all medications being taken
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure until the following treatment