Medlite C6 (ND-YAG Q-Switched) Laser - Dr. Al Rustom Laser Centre
 *Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient based upon the circumstances and the patient’s specific situation, as well as the time taken to see final results.

Medlite C6 Laser

Medlite C6 Laser is considered as one of powerful and effective lasers and unique for its indications.

Tatoo Removal

One of its indications is for tattoo removal: MedLite has long been known as the industry’s ‘’gold standard’’ laser for multi-colored tattoo removal like black, blue, red and green. With a few session the patient can expect the color to disappear or reduce depending on the used inks and the depth of the tattoo.

Laser for Hyperpigmentation

Another indication is for hyperpigmentation treatment: Pigmentation affects so many people and it is considered as a beauty issue especially in a sunny country like UAE.

For all patients who suffer significantly from hyperpigmentation, whether it is congenital like nevus of Ota, or acquired like freckles, melasma, post inflammatory, post burn, post acne, age spots and other skin conditions, could receive good results by using this laser. By applying the principle of selective photothermolysis, light-based treatment targets different chromophores in the skin. The chromophores selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response.

These optimal wavelengths of light clear the pigmented lesions by targeting the melanin. The damaged pigmented lesions are then cleared by the body itself. They undergo a mild desquamation and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.

FAQ

What causes these unwanted spots?

Melanin is the pigment that determines our skin color.  Its distribution and activity in the skin determines if you have a light or dark complexion.  Pigmented lesions are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, and in most acquired cases because of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

How does a laser remove unwanted pigment in the skin?

Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers produce a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigmented lesions.  The light vibrates and shatters the pigment, breaking the melanin into micro-particles and lightening the lesion.  You’ll notice the spot turning grey or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy.  The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one or two weeks.

What types of pigmented lesions can a laser remove?

Lasers work well to remove brown age spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as café-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota, with good results. Melasma treatment generally takes several sessions, but since the melasma can often come back and the patient  will need to do maintaining sessions.

Do lasers remove my normal skin pigmentation also?

No.  The laser light is specifically designed to target the dark concentrations of melanin.  After concentrated deposit of melanin is removed, some whitening could occur.  However, your body’s natural regenerative system will replace the normal melanin over a period of time, returning the skin to its natural color.

How many treatment sessions will it take to remove the pigmented lesion?

The answer is completely related to the depth of the pigmentation as some deeper lesions will require more treatments.

Another new indication for medlite C6 is nonpermanent hair removal (bleaching of fine hair):
It is already well-know that fine hair cannot be removed by traditional hair removal laser because of the thermal effect of the laser  – it has a contrary effect on the hair and could make it thicker and darker.

And for those patients who suffer from the dark dull hue of these hairs we gave them the magical safe technology of bleaching hair by medlite laser without having any side effects.

And whatever the indication of Medlite is, we would say that this laser is completely effective, safe to use with almost no pain (we advice patients with low threshold to pain to put emla one hour before the procedure but in general it is not painful), and no side effects.

We advise our patient whom undergo through treatment by this laser to

  • Apply Fucidin twice daily for one week
  • Avoid sun bathing, peeling taking oral ace medicines like Roaccutane for one month before and after
  • To apply sun block as recommended on sun exposed treated areas