Everyone desires clear, even-toned skin and bright complexion. Unsightly blotches of pigmentation damages your skin tone and dulls your natural beauty.
In Singapore, skin pigmentation can result from inherited factors or environmental damage. Many patients come to us for pigmentation removal solutions. Freckles from melanin production, age and sun spots, dark spots, cafe au lait macules, Hori’s nevus, Nevus of Ota, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma are some of the conditions we treat frequently.
Discovery Pico Plus is a medical-grade second-generation triple wavelength picosecond laser that generates the highest peak power in the world. With more than 5 times the peak power of the most powerful nanosecond Nd:YAG laser (Starwalker) and 450 picosecond laser pulses that are more than 10 times shorter, it is able to produce more photoacoustic effect with less collateral damage on the skin. This means that it can shatter pigmentation more effectively leading to quicker results and lower risk of complications for all skin types.
The third ruby 694nm wavelength is highly specific for melanin and is able to remove certain types of pigmentation more quickly with less risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation compared to the limited 532/1064nm wavelength of most picosecond lasers. Apart from treating acne scars, the Pico Laser is a highly effective non-invasive laser pigmentation removal treatment for skin pigmentation issues common in Singapore like freckles, age spots, sun spots and dark spots.
A Pico Laser with a special microlens array further that focuses energy into numerous micro-beams 2mm under the skin, effectively targeting skin cells within. This produces very high energy in the microbeams that can clear stubborn pigmentation more effectively while reducing the risk of complications by leaving a fraction of skin untreated to help heal the treated skin. It is suitable for all skin types and different types of pigmentation problems in Singapore.
Thulium laser is a pigmentation removal treatment that has a wavelength of 1927nm and is able to selectively remove only the superficial layer of the skin where most of the pigmentation is concentrated, leading to a whitening effect, collagen stimulation and improvement in pigmentation. Due to the very controlled damage when applied in a fractional manner, there is very minimal downtime. This laser treatment can work on various skin tones, acne scars, freckles and skin with pigmentation from sun damage in Singapore.
Dr Wan strongly advocates a meticulous and holistic approach. It is imperative to review the patient’s history and skin condition in detail for a proper diagnosis, the crucial first step towards designing a pigmentation removal plan and proper removal of pigmentation.
Dr Wan does not subscribe to a one size fits all approach to treating pigmentation in Singapore, such as the indiscriminate application of laser toning or facials that can lead to slow results and potentially serious side effects. It is important to analyze and customize treatment to each patient’s diagnosis, skin colour and personal characteristics such as response to laser therapy so that the pigmentation can be removed with minimal fuss and risk. Every patient is different and what works for some may not work for others, thus it is important to have a wide range of cutting-edge pigmentation removal treatment options available.
While it is possible for certain pigmentation treatments to lighten pigmentation without lasers, it is often slow, difficult or fail to show significant result. This is because most pigmentation medications rely on slowing down pigmentation production and encouraging the skin to remove the pigmentation, which tend to take a long time. Lasers directly destroy built up pigmentation within the skin in a specific manner, producing faster and more obvious lightening. Thus, lasers are the preferred treatment of choice when it comes to pigmentation removal.
Dr Wan has performed many thousands of pigmentation laser treatments in Singapore over more than 5 years. In his opinion, the difficult part about treating pigmentation is often not removal but keeping the pigmentation away, hence aftercare is very important. Pigmentation treatments are not just about using machines; it is also essential to use topical and oral medication as well as sun protection to control pigmentation production on the skin.
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