Laser Toning- How It Can Help You Look Flawless?

Everyone has soft, healthy skin at birth. However, with their advancing age, they may become victims of skin flaws like uneven skin tone.


Aging may not be the sole reason. Even other factors lead to skin imperfections or pigmentation issues. These include exposure of the skin to pollution, UV from the sun, and dirt. Poor diet, few medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid, hormonal changes, and improper skin care.

If you are witnessing pigmentation issues and looking for a permanent resolution to your skin problem, laser toning with a Q-switched laser can be the right choice. Keep reading to learn more about Laser Toning in Greater Kailash and how it improves skin aesthetics with the guide shared by skin expert, Dr. Anika Goel at Soul Derma Clinic.

What is laser toning?

Laser toning is an advanced cosmetic procedure that uses low energy from a Q-switched laser to reach the deep skin layers and heal pigmentation irregularities. It helps boost collagen synthesis while reviving the skin texture. It is done to address varieties of cosmetic skin issues like melasma, acne scars, freckles, dark spots, under-eye dark circles, and pot-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How laser toning helps one look flawless?

Laser toning can treat different cosmetic skin concerns. When done on the face, it can help regenerate the healing ability of the skin to treat many skin issues, and thereby look flawless. The skin issues include:

  • Uneven skin texture, tone, and color
  • Acne scar
  • Sunspots
  • Dark spots or blemishes
  • Saggy eyelid skin
  • Birthmarks
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Under-eye dark circles
  • Spider veins
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars or marks
  • Unwanted permanent tattoos
  • Vascular lesions
  • Mild to moderately loose or hanging skin
  • Dropping cheeks
  • Jowling
  • Unwanted hair
  • Smoker’s line
  • Dark lips.

How does it work?

As per Dr. Anika Goel, the Best Skin Specialist in Greater Kailash at Soul Derma Clinic, ‘Laser toning treatment involves the use of a non-ablative laser, Q-switched ND: YAG, at different settings. In low-energy settings, the laser helps in the thermal breakdown of the extra melanin pigments. The broken particles of melanin get absorbed by the bloodstream and are eventually flushed out of the body with the help of immune system cells.

Laser toning works on the principle of subcellular selective photothermolysis. In this, the laser device emits a specific wavelength of light that gets absorbed only by the targeted chromophore in the treatment area. The Q-switched laser focuses a high-intensity pulsed light beam on the treatment site for a billionth of a second.

The laser heats the targeted area without destroying it or damaging the top skin layer and causing any unwanted side effects. As a result of controlled thermal injury to the skin, melanin metabolism gets naturally promoted and there is a boost in collagen and elastin production. This further helps improve skin hydration, refines the skin, shrinks the enlarged pores, smoothes fine lines, and reduces the appearance of dark spots. The laser gradually eliminates skin issues from the deep within the skin and makes the skin look plumper, brighter, evenly toned, smoother, and rejuvenated.

What to expect from laser toning treatment?

Before treatment- There is no special preparation needed for laser toning skin treatment. The patients shall avoid sun exposure and sun protect their skin to be treated with sunscreens and sun-protective clothing. They must prepare their skin for the treatment and achieve optimal results in fewer sessions.

For this, they should apply the dermatologist-prescribed topical skin-lightening creams and serums along with oral medications at least 2-3 weeks beforehand. During the initial consultation with the healthcare practitioner, the patients can discuss their and their family's health history, current intake of medications, previous treatments, and current health status. The doctor helps the patients set realistic expectations for their treatment and gives all the necessary details of the laser toning procedure along with its pricing.

During treatment- The doctor first thoroughly cleans the treatment area. Before going ahead with the laser toning treatment, the doctor does a patch test with the selected laser to set the right indications. To ensure comfort throughout the treatment, the doctor may apply local anesthetic cream over the treatment site.

Once the skin gets numb, the doctor focuses a concentrated light in pulses at a wavelength of 532 nm to even out the skin tone by destroying melanosomes and breaking down the melanin pigments. To shrink pore size and for providing anti-aging benefits, the doctor then uses the laser device at 1064nm wavelength. This quasi-long pulse mode heats the skin dermis and stimulates collagen production. Following the treatment, the doctor applies skin-soothing and hydrating creams or serums over the treated area.

Post-treatment- The patient can experience minimal to no discomfort following laser toning. They can expect their treated skin to be slightly warm to the touch and have slight bruising or swelling that resolves in some time.

Usually, several sittings are required 1 to 4 weeks apart to achieve distinct appreciable skin improvements. The results of laser toning appear gradually as the skin gets treated multiple times.

The patients must follow the aftercare instructions given by the doctor, such as:

  • Do not use harsh scrubs or soaps on the treated skin.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure by applying broad-spectrum sunscreen and wearing sun-protective clothing when stepping out in day time.
  • Take dermatologist-prescribed skin creams and serums and oral medications to enhance the results in terms of skin texture, pigmentation, and tone. 

Benefits of laser toning

  • A non-ablative skin rejuvenation
  • Non-invasive aesthetic technique
  • Safe and effective
  • Long-lasting results, generally the effects last for years
  • Painless technique causing minimal discomfort
  • Minimal side effects and no or little downtime
  • Works on most skin types
  • Can work for even sensitive skin- That’s because the laser pulse can split into two modes with an interval of 100 microseconds between the two pulses to minimize discomfort (PTP mode).
  • Restores skin’s healing ability to repair itself
  • Stimulates constriction of the underlying blood vessels to function as they earlier did and achieve a smooth, wrinkle-free skin
  • Provides a youthful skin radiance
  • Makes the skin tighter and firmer
  • Reduces the pore size
  • Promotes collagen remodeling
  • Treats uneven coloration of the face
  • Lighten dark lips.

If one wants to rejuvenate their facial skin and add a glow to facial skin, one can get the benefits of Laser Toning in Greater Kailash with Dr. Anika Goel at Soul Derma Clinic.