Q-Switched nd:YAG Lasers – Maximum Results, Minimal Damage

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Looking for a gentler alternative to skin resurfacing? Look no further than Q-Switched nd:YAG Lasers! With Q-switched laser machines, you can deliver a virtually painless treatment that leaves the outer barrier of the skin intact while still providing many of the benefits of skin resurfacing. In this article we take a look at Q-switched nd:YAG lasers and learn what makes them so effective.

What are Q-Switched nd:YAG lasers?

Q-switched nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) lasers are a special type of laser which is used to deliver high amounts of energy in very short bursts. The resulting photo acoustic effect makes this type of laser very effective for pigment-related skin issues such as tattoo removal, as well as skin rejuvenation, and wrinkle removal.

What are Q-Switched nd:YAG lasers used for?

Building on our previous point, Q-switched nd:YAG lasers can improve the skin by stimulating aquaporins, collagen, procollagen and elastin. This makes them a great anti-aging treatment, as they can address many age-related imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Furthermore, this versatile technology can also be used for more than just cosmetic treatments. It is also indicated for pigmented and vascular lesions, laser tattoo removal, and nail fungus treatment. Additionally, it is good for laser carbon peel treatments to help exfoliate the skin and reduce clogged pores.

The benefits of Q-Switched nd:YAG lasers


Ablative treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing treatments, are used in various scenarios. However, they aren’t always suitable. Ablative treatments increase sensitivity and patients will need to stay away from the sun after treatment. However, with non-ablative laser treatments from the Q-switched 1064 nm laser, patients can resume normal activity almost immediately after treatment. They won’t have to stay indoors away from the sun, and they can also put on face masks after treatment without significant sensitivity.

Quick treatment with no downtime

One of the most innovative and advantageous features of Q-switched nd:YAG technology is that it is a comfortable treatment that only takes about 20 minutes. It requires no numbing beforehand, and does not leave lingering redness and sensitivity.

As previously mentioned, there is also no need for patients to change their routines and stay strictly away from the sun after treatment. All patients will have to do is to use high-SPF sunscreen for a few days following treatment.

Safe for delicate areas

The skin around the eyes, mouth, neck and décolleté is usually too delicate for laser treatments. However, the Q-switch nd:YAG laser is gentle and safe for these areas. Like other laser treatments, a Q-switched laser does create microscopic “wounds,” but it does so while also keeping the top layer of the skin intact. This makes it ideal for even the most delicate parts of the face and body.

The Harmony XL Pro and the ClearLift applicator: Q-switched lasers in action

The versatility and effectiveness of Q-switched lasers can be seen in full with the Alma Lasers’ Harmony XL Pro. The Harmony XL Pro is a comprehensive multi-application platform used to treat a wide range of medical aesthetic conditions.

The Harmony XL Pro is equipped with the Alma Laser’s award-winning ClearLift applicator, which is an innovative Q-switched laser. This award-winning product was selected as “best anti-aging treatment” in 2019 in the UK.

Practitioners are able to set parameters on the ClearLift to customise it for specific uses. There are multiple tips available with ClearLift Plus, allowing for precise depth control and the ability to treat different skin types and conditions.

Q-switched lasers have the power to provide maximum results with minimal damage. Contact us to learn more about adding the Harmony XL Pro and ClearLift q-switched laser applicator to your clinic today!

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