The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (at a wavelength of either 532 nm or 1064 nm) can be used to treat melasma, as well as wrinkles.
The laser can penetrate and target melanin in the deep dermis, where melasma is created. One advantage of this laser is that there is no need for anesthesia and the process is relatively painless. After treatment, the area will become white with some surrounding redness.
- Effective treatment for melasma and wrinkles
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Long lasting results
- Short recovery time
The Q Switch YAG laser is safe, but results will vary depending on the skill level of the technician. Possible side effects include blistering and crusting of the skin.
The costs vary widely depending on what the laser is treating, and the individual clinic. Ensure that you discuss expected costs as well as expectations thoroughly with your surgeon.