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.


  • Dark spots
  • Tattoo removal

Treatment Timeline:

  • 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