Laser

An effective procedure for pigmentation and facial rejuvenation. It also helps to minimize pores and decrease the appearance of fine lines. Its beam is also applicable for the removal of unwanted tattoos.

  • Wrinkles
  • Pigments
  • Pore related problems
  • Mole removal
  • Tattoo removal

The Treatment

Melanin is present in everyone and is what gives our skin its colour. Whether we are fair or dark complexioned depends on the amount of melanin in our body. The concern however is when melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area, giving rise to what is commonly known as pigmentation.

Just about everyone, at a certain point in their lives, has brown spots on their skin e.g. birthmarks, freckles, age spots, etc. There are various reasons why pigmentation occur. Some are present at birth or with age but most times, it is a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Depending on your skin type, there are different types of treatments you can consider, one being laser.

Laser removes pigmented lesions with the energy of very short-pulsed light. Pigmentation is reduced or removed when the laser light is absorbed by the excessive amount of melanin under the skin. Hence, you will achieve a fairer and more even complexion.

The laser beam also stimulates new collagen growth in the deeper layer of the skin. Thus, it rejuvenates and tightens the skin.

How many sessions will it take?

Most common pigmented lesions can be removed with less than 3 sessions. A consultation with our doctors will be able to help assess your condition.

What can it be used for?

It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as: age spots, freckles, “liver” spots, and various types of birthmarks, and loose skin.

Will pigmentation return?

Usually not, unless there is constant sun exposure. Though some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year, the procedure can be repeated with similar results.

Is the process painful?

The sensation is akin to the snap of a thin rubber band. After the procedure, the treated area feels similar to slight sunburn. Any discomfort usually goes away within a few days.

How about post treatment care?

Redness may be experienced for a short period following the procedure. After the redness subsides, the skin will return to its natural colour and texture. Occasionally, there may be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. Affected area should be kept clean and scrubbing avoided. You will be given an antibacterial ointment to apply.