Anti Pigmentation Laser Treatment
Anti-Pigmentation laser treatment for clearer skin
Anti-pigmentation laser is employed for patients with excessive production of melanin and the appearance of brown spots on the skin. Pico Laser is another pigmentation laser alternative. Some common causes of pigmentation problems include:
This type of discolouration is either caused by pregnancy or medication.
Trauma to the skin
This can be caused by the physical injury to the skin, such as acne, insect bites, cuts, burns or aggressive extractions. This condition is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Excessive UV or exposure to sun
Skin pigmentation could also be caused by excessive exposure to UV rays, especially prevalent in Singapore. Frequent outdoor activities can also lead to this problem.
Abnormal pigmentation may occur during childhood or even adulthood. Some examples of abnormal pigmentation include congenital Cafe Au Lait spots, melanocytic Naevus, Sori’s Macules, Spilus Naevus, and Naevus of Ota.
Medical conditions such as liver diseases and haemochromatosis and the usage of certain drugs can also lead to some skin discolourations.
Pigmentation Removal & Treatment At SL Aesthetic Clinic Singapore
SL Aesthetic Clinic uses a number of different laser wavelengths to penetrate the skin and break-up pigmentation into different levels in our treatments. Wavelengths of 1064 nm have the capability to reach deeper layers of skin tissue. Infrared range (1064nm) is used mainly for blue tattoos, deep (professional) tattoos and dermal pigmented lesions while 532nm is useful for superficial brown lesions, Solar Lentigines, freckles and red/orange tattoos. Laser peels can also be used to create skin rejuvenation with different waveforms.
If your hyperpigmentation disorder is caused by extensive scarring, you may need an invasive laser therapy, known as carbon dioxide resurfacing. This pigmentation treatment penetrates deep into the skin, removing multiple layers of the epidermis. The recovery period could last for more than three weeks or even longer in invasive laser therapy. As with any procedure or treatment, results can vary by individual.
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[14 Apr 2020] Written by Dr. Ashley Yuen
Dr Ashley Yuen obtained his medical degree from King’s College, London. He returned to Singapore where he honed his medical and surgical skills across various specialities and disciplines, before focusing on accident & emergency medicine and aesthetic medicine.
Ashley’s passion for aesthetic medicine stems from a desire to enhance one’s physiological wellness and esteem, and boost one’s self-confidence and quality of life. He sees a strong link between good emotional and physical well-being and is committed to helping patients look better and feel better.
With Ashley’s experience in patient care and aesthetics, he has an interest in using traditional aesthetic treatments to solve lifestyle and health ailments such as bruxism, skin tag, lumps and mole removal, skin pigmentation as well as in improving aesthetics using injectables like fillers.
A national rugby player and a model in his youth, Ashley can be found at the gym pumping iron. Happily married, he is a proud fur-father of two schnauzers.
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