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q-Switch Nd: YAG Laser for Skin Lightening


Fair skin is often a desirable trait for many individuals nowadays, and the q-Switch Nd:YAG laser can help you achieve this look. By emitting high energy light towards the desired area to be treated, the laser can assist to remove unwanted skins cells on the surface. This allows a fresh layer of skin to grow in order to replace the old one, turning out smoother, lighter in tone and healthier than the previous layer.

Penetrating deep into the skin without harming the top layer, the laser stimulates the skin to produce fresh collagen and important vitamins and minerals needed. These elements are essential for the skin to repair itself and during the growth of new skin cells to ensure it is in better health and condition than before, as well as maintaining a youthful appearance.

This laser treatment is relatively pain-free and swift, meaning sessions can be done over lunch for busy individuals. It is suitable for all types of skin and will help to lighten your skin tone. This is because the laser targets the pigmentation in your skin; after this is removed, some whitening occurs and your skin will become fairer and more vibrant.

This treatment may not be suitable if:

  • You have been prescribed Roaccutane in the last 6 months
  • The treatment area is infected or has dermatitis
  • Pregnant
  • You have experienced abnormal wound healing or keloid scarring
  • You are using light sensitising medication
  • Prone to seizures triggered by light.

q-Switch Nd: YAG Laser Procedure Demonstration

q-Switch Nd: YAG Laser Procedure Demonstration


You can get back to your daily routine immediately following treatment as no downtime is required. There are no major side effects for this laser procedure, nor any swelling, scarring or bruising of the skin. You may experience mild skin redness but this is temporary and should subside naturally within 30 minutes.

After a period of several months, your results will improve gradually and your skin should become progressively fairer and healthier with each session. A treatment cycle of 6 sessions is the norm, with each session spaced 2 weeks apart. However, this may vary depending on your skin and our doctors will determine a suitable number of sessions for you during the initial consultation.


No downtime is required for this treatment and you can resume your daily routine after your session. In addition, there is no swelling, scarring or bruising, nor any major side effects associated with this particular treatment. Your skin may experience some mild redness but this is temporary and should subside in 30 minutes.

Results will gradually improve after a period of several months, with a noticeable improvement after each treatment session. Most individuals are recommended a treatment cycle of 6 sessions spaced 2 weeks apart, but this may vary depending on your skin condition or desired results.


q-Switch Laser before and after