What is Q-Switch Laser Facial?
Melissa Tkautz enjoying a Red Carpet Laser Facial
Q-switch laser facials or "red carpet laser facials" are a popular treatment at our Sydney clinic.
Q-Switch Laser harnesses non-invasive light energy to gently stimulate skin’s own collagen. Our laser is the gold standard for Q-Switched lasers, the Revlite laser.
Collagen is the support network for skin. As age advances, collagen in the skin breaks down, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity. Additionally, years of sun exposure result in pigmentation, redness, enlarged pores and discolouration.
Q-Switch laser is the best way to minimise pores and remove blackheads.
Q-Switch laser is the gold standard laser for melasma treatment
Revlite Laser stimulates collagen production which improves pores, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone, removes skin pigmentation an firms skin. Revlite laser can also improve acne scarring. Revlite Laser refreshes the skin without downtime, as the laser does not affect the outermost layers of skin and instead passes through the upper layers of skin to stimulate collagen deep below.
A course of 4-6 treatments of Q-Switch Laser is recommended. Intervals of 2-5 weeks between treatments will return the best results. After the initial course of treatments, touch up sessions can be utilised to maintain results in the future. It is also possible to use a light setting and use Q-Switch laser instead of your 6 weekly facials, your results will be improved, and there is no better way to get rid of blackheads.
For melasma, the course of treatments will be longer and there should be more regular maintenance
Who is Suitable for Q-Switch Laser Treatment?
If you wish to shrink pore size, minimise skin unevenness and discolouration (such as age spots, sun spots, freckles and pigmentation), reduce the appearance of acne scars, improve textural problames or diminish fine lines and wrinkles, Revlite skin rejuventation is suitable for you
Revlitle laser treatment can be used to rejuvenate the skin on the face, chest neck, hands and body. Patients of all skin types including tanned and darker skin tones, can be treated with Revlite.
What is the Procedure for Q-Switch Laser Treatment?
You will be provided with protective goggles and your skin thouroughly cleansed. Revlite is generally a very well tolerated laser treatment with minimal discomfort, however, you may opt for pain relief if preferred. Pain relief options include EMLA or other topical anaesthetic creams, nitotrous oxide (“Happy gas”), Penthrox (an inhaled analgesic. Please not that additional cost may be involved if you opt for pain relief
Revlite laser treatment averages 10-15 minues in length at our Sydney clinic
Side Effects of Q-Switch Laser Treatment
Revlite laser side effects are minimal. Revlite Laser treatment is very safe, whilst being effective. Scarring and infections are unlikely side effects of all laser treatments. Compliance with after care will minimise the risk of these side effects
What is the downtime?
There may be some initial mild redness after the treatment, similar to mild sunburn, which typically fades within hours. You may resume your normal activities after treatment, although take care to avoid sunlight and some skin products (eg those containing retin-A) for a period of time.
When do I start to see results?
Although you may see some immediate improvement in your skin, with the blackheads gone and a smoother texture, the full results with be unveiled over the coming weeks to months as your skin produces more collagen.
What is the cost of Laser Facial Treatment?
At our Sydney clinic, Q-Switch Revlite Laser treatment costs $200-$400