Q Switched Ruby

At Ava MD, our expert, board-certified dermatologists offer all of the latest and most advanced laser technologies to help our patients achieve their goals. Among the cosmetic lasers that we offer is the Q-switched ruby laser, a device that is ideal for tattoo and pigmented lesion reduction and removal. If you have a tattoo that you want to get rid of or a pigmented lesion you don’t like the look of, we can help you take care of it! (Santa Monica Only).

To learn more about the variety of advanced and effective cosmetic lasers available at Ava MD, call either of our locations to talk to our knowledgeable staff and schedule a consultation. Our Santa Monica office can be reached at 310-828-2282, while our Beverly Hills office can be reached at 310-843-9915.

What is a Q-Switched Ruby Laser?

A Q-switched ruby laser is a cosmetic laser that uses a synthetic ruby crystal as a focus for a 694 nm wavelength that can target certain types of pigmentation in the skin, including brown spots, pigmented lesions, and blue, black, or green tattoo ink. Ruby lasers are FDA approved for removal of these pigmentation problems, and have a record of safety and efficacy.

Treatment with a ruby laser is relatively quick and painless. The length of the procedure will depend on the size and extent of the spot or tattoo to be removed. Multiple sessions may be needed for full results. Patients often describe the feeling of the laser as that of a rubber band snapping against the skin; most patients find it tolerable, and our skilled dermatologists will do everything they can to ensure you have a comfortable experience, including applying numbing cream to the area to be treated.

Schedule a Q-Switched Ruby Laser Consultation

If you are suffering from pigmented lesions or a tattoo that you regret, contact Ava MD to see if a Q-switched ruby laser treatment is right for you. To schedule your consultation, just call 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) today!