Question about Laser-skin-treatment: what is the difference between fractional laser and q switched q236

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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What is the difference between Fractional Laser and Q switched ND YAG Laser/ Ruby laser? Can neavus of ota be cured by Fractional Laser?


Naevus of Ota is best treated with our Medlite or Revlite Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Fractional lasers are not particularly suited to this pigmentation, as they may not reach deep enough, and furthermore, it is best to treat the ‘whole’ pigmentation , rather than just a ‘fraction’ of it per session. The q-switched nature (very short , high energy pulses) of the Medlite/Revlite also means that it is able to shatter the pigmentation to help break it down.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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