What does Q-Switch treatment feel like?
The laser energy released feels like tiny hot dots blasting against your skin and can be rather uncomfortable. That said, the discomfort can be significantly reduced by the stream of cold air that is directed at the spots throughout the treatment—however the pain is certainly not eliminated. Tattoo removal in particular is very painful when undergoing the procedure without anesthetic. As such, your technician will always attempt to anesthetize the targeted area before performing the procedure. Naturally, the thought of this level of discomfort can be very off-putting, though the sensation is not so dissimilar to that of getting a tattoo.
What are the benefits of Q-Switch laser treatment?
Typically speaking, you can remove brown spots and blemishes on the first treatment with 75%-100% accuracy. This means that much of the time only one treatment is needed. However, in some cases two appointments may be required—and in more extreme cases a third. It really depends on the size and complexity of the job.