What is QX-Max?
The laser delivers specific wavelengths in ultra-short, very high energy pulses that are absorbed by the pigment in the skin resulting in an acoustic shockwave. The shockwave shatters pigment particles, releasing them from their encapsulation and breaking them into fragments small enough for removal and elimination by the body.Since the laser light must be absorbed by the pigment particles, the laser wavelength is carefully selected to match the absorption spectrum of the pigment. The QX MAX system removes all common pigment colors – black and dark tones, blues and sky blues, reds and tans, and greens – by breaking up pigment particles so that they can be absorbed by the body. With the QX MAX machine, you can remove the most complex and all common pigmented lesions. QX MAX generates single-nanosecond pulses which are more efficient at pigment removal than multiple-pulse technologies of equivalently high energy. Single pulses are not affected by the optical shielding phenomenon that arises during laser treatments; more and deeper-lying structures can be reached and removed. Laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are thus maximized.
The actual treatment will only take 15 - 30 minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit within your lunch hour.
4-6 treatments are recommended, spaced about 3-4 weeks apart
Many patients see significant improvement within 2-3 weeks of treatment
Final result may not be apparent until the end of the series
You will see gradual improvement with each session
Things to Do:
Use concealer over the treated area until the pigment flakes off (Some spots will not darken after treatment but will show signs of lightening about a week after treatment)
ALWAYS use sunblock! Even on a rainy, cloudy day, UV rays can still penetrate the clouds
Use a high-quality moisturizer
Things to Avoid:
Avoid exposing the treated areas to direct sunshine outdoors for the first 4 days
Do not swim in chlorinated pools or hot tubs for 2 days (the day of treatment and the day after) following the procedure
Do not use any masks at home for one week
Do not get any professional facials done for 14 days
Do not use abrasive or exfoliating cleansers for 14 days
Do not expose the treated area to extreme sun exposure (for example, several hours on the beach without a hat) for 6 weeks
Do not use fading or bleaching agents for 14 days
Do not use any products containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids, lactic acid, retinoids, glycolic acid, or vitamin C for 14 days
Some spots may appear darker immediately after the treatment (this is normal and indicates that the pigment will easily slough off in several days)
Some redness and swelling, which should subside about a few days after the treatment