What is Q-ray laser treatment all about?
This laser treatment uses Fractional CO2, a laser light of 10600nm wavelength that penetrates deep into roughened skin with scars and enlarged pores and wrinkles, making it look smooth, tighter, and younger.
How does the Q-ray laser treatment work?
This is the traditional CO2 laser plus a new technology of application, where the laser beam is broken up or fractionated into small micro beams which are separated so that they strike the skin surface and small areas of the skin between the beams are hit by the laser and left intact. These small areas of untreated skin promote a much more rapid recovery and healing with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams, called micro treatment zones, cause sufficient laser injury to promote new collagen production, resulting in the rejuvenation by smoothening the deepened pores and softening ugly scars.
What are the indications for this treatment?
- Acne scar
- Chicken pox scar
- Other uneven scar
- Rough-looking skin
What are the common complications or discomforts will the patient possibly experience in this treatment procedure?
- There may be slight redness and swelling on the treated area for 2 days after the treatment.
- There may be a slight warmth or mild burning pain similar to that of sunburn, which disappears soon after the treatment.
How many treatments are recommended to achieve optimum results?
Patients are usually advised to have this treatment repeated for 3-5 times, at a 2-4 week interval, depending on the patient’s skin condition.
Initial results may be noted after 2-3 treatments have been administered.
Instructions for patients after going through Q-ray laser treatment:
- After the treatment, transient redness and formation of thin scabs may be noted on the treated area which disappears within a few days. The use of make-up or other cosmetics regularly may be resumed one day after the treatment, if there are no painful rashes or swelling noted.
- Sunblock or sunscreen with SPF 30 or more should be applied on the face.