A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser produces light that travels at the 1064 nm wavelength in brief, intense pulses. This wavelength can be useful for targeting certain pigments and the pulse is powerful enough to destroy its target, but brief enough to not harm the skin.
The Q-Switched ND YAG laser works by targeting specific pigment in the skin, which targets the damaged skin cells in the treatment area.
When it comes to laser tattoo removal, the Q-Switched ND YAG laser targets ink pigment and breaks it up into smaller particles through powerful bursts of energy.* The ink is then absorbed into the blood stream and eventually expelled from the body.
The Q-Switched ND YAG laser utilizes two energy frequencies; 1064 nanometers, to target deeper skin layers, and 532 nanometers, to address hyperpigmentation and more superficial layers.
The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser penetrates into the skin (or nail) without harming it and have the energy absorbed by the target (whether it be tattoo pigment, hemoglobin, melanin, or fungus).
This classification of lasers are useful for treating:
pigmented lesions (brown spots, age spots, etc.)
vascular lesions (spider veins)
non-ablative skin rejuvenation