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Pico Laser + HEXA MLA: How It’s Used in Treating Acne

By Dr Kelvin Chua
ico Laser + HEXA MLA

Acne can be a real confidence-killer, and those stubborn scars can be tough to get rid of. There are different treatments available and sometimes combining them can prove to be effective, as with the pairing of the Pico laser in Singapore and HEXA MLA.

We’ll dive into how this combination treatment can leave you with skin that you can feel proud of. We will talk about the science behind the treatment and the results you can expect from Pico Laser + HEXA MLA.

What is Pico Laser?

Pico laser is a type of laser treatment that uses very short pulses of energy to target skin imperfections. The word “pico” refers to the duration of the laser pulse, which is measured in picoseconds. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, making it the shortest unit of time in the scientific world.

The main advantage of using a pico laser is the precise and targeted treatment of specific skin issues, without damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This makes it a popular choice for a variety of cosmetic skin concerns, one of which is acne.

 The laser works by delivering intense bursts of light energy to the skin, which are absorbed by the target cells and cause them to break down. The body’s natural healing processes then work to clear away the broken down cells, revealing brighter, smoother, and more even-toned skin. 

The procedure typically takes between 15-30 minutes. Before the treatment, the skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. During the procedure, the laser is passed over the treatment area in a series of short pulses. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure, and some experience mild redness afterwards.

It’s important to note that while pico laser treatments in Singapore are considered safe and effective, they are not a one-time fix for skin imperfections. Most patients will require multiple regular treatments to achieve the desired results, and maintenance treatments may be needed to maintain results over time. It’s also important to protect your skin from sun exposure and to maintain a healthy skincare routine, as this will help prevent new skin issues from developing.

Pico laser can help improve the appearance of a variety of skin concerns. It’s a minimally invasive, fast, and effective way to achieve brighter, smoother, and more even-toned skin, and it’s becoming increasingly popular.

What is HEXA MLA?

What is HEXA MLA?

 Now that we understand Pico lasers, let’s talk about HEXA MLA (Microlens Array Technology), It uses a bunch of microscopic lenses that is arranged in a hexagonal pattern, which helps to distribute laser energy evenly across the area for treatment. This creates fractionated beams which treat microspots on the skin, leaving each micro spot surrounded by an area of untreated skin. This pattern allows for effective remodelling and rejuvenation of the skin with less downtime, enabling the treatment of acne scars, large pores and wrinkles.  

Although the strength of HEXA MLA is in skin rejuvenation and acne scar reduction, it can also be used for a variety of skin concerns, like treating active acne, and evening out pigmentation. So, whether you’re dealing with pesky zits or fine lines that make you feel like you’re aging before your time, HEXA MLA may be able to help.

It’s important to remember that using HEXA MLA is a medical procedure, so you should always do your research and talk to a qualified doctor before going ahead with it. Your doctor will be able to guide you and help you determine if HEXA MLA is the best choice for you.

After the procedure, you may experience some redness, swelling, or discomfort, but these side effects are usually temporary.

Also Read: Fotona Fractional Erbium Laser for Acne Scars

Why Combine Pico Lasers with HEXA MLA?

Many of us suffer from dull skin. Dull skin can be due to many factors such as pigmentation, large pores and acne scars. Pico lasers are an exellent choice for pigmentation removal, while HEXA MLA does a fantastic job in refining pores and resurfacting acne scars. A combination of both treatments will give you the glowing skin that you deserve!

How PICO + HEXA MLA Treats Acne Scars More Effectively

We often hear about fractional CO2 laser in treating atrophic acne scars. This is an ablative laser, where tiny columns of skin are broken down to cause scar remodelling. In recent years, HEXA MLA has been shown to produce equally good results as fractional CO2 HEXA MLA focuses the laser energy into multiple precise points in the skin, and due to the extremely short pulse, it causes less heat and collateral damage to the surrounding areas of skin. This creates tiny “bubbles” or vacuoles under the skin, known as laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB). The final result is skin remodelling and improvement of acne scars. Research has also shown that HEXA MLA has a lower risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation compared to fractional CO2!

As acne scars come in different shapes and sizes, the type of acne scar also determines the speed and success rate of treatments. In some cases, an experienced doctor will recommend adding on a combination of other treatments such as subcision, skinboosters or TCA cross to achieve maximum results.

It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different, so the speed at which you’ll see results will vary.

How safe is the PICO + HEXA MLA Treatment Combination?

How safe is the PICO + HEXA MLA treatment combination

Pico laser HEXA MLA is generally considered safe for the treatment of acne scars. You can also do basic facials as soon as 2 days after the procedure. However, as with any medical procedure, there may be certain risks or side effects. It is important to consult a qualified doctor or aesthetician to determine if the treatment is right for you and to minimize the risks. The doctor will take into consideration your skin type, health history, and the severity of your acne scars to determine if the treatment that you have in mind is the best one for you.

To enhance your recovery and overall skin complexion, we recommend combining your treatment with Profhilo. Profhilo is a safe, non-invasive HA-based injectable that stimulates collagen in your skin and increases skin hydration. Both treatments work synergistically to improve skin tone and texture. Most patients find that doing Profhilo after their Pico laser session helps them recover faster.

We Can Help!

When it comes to improving your skin condition, professionalism and experience are required for safe and effective treatment. Therefore, patients who wish to receive lasting treatment for acne scars should undergo a detailed examination by a qualified doctor, who will then arrive at a suitable treatment option based on the patient’s skin type, scar tissue, and budget.

If you are tired of seeing acne scars on your face in the mirror every morning, SL Aesthetic Clinic can provide you with the necessary diagnosis and treatment to alleviate the condition. Call us at 62353246, or WhatsApp us at 98507112.

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