There is a rising trend in people seeking aesthetic solutions for pigmentation removal in Singapore.
These pigmentation disorders can arise due to genetics, excessive UV exposure, our lifestyle habits and even occupational requirements.
The dark, brown spots and patches not only make our complexion look dull, these pigmentations can also be embarrassing for us, and make us lose confidence in ourselves.
With the help of our professional pigmentation removal treatment, your skin pigmentation can be improved significantly, leaving you with brighter and flawless skin.
At The Ogee Clinic, we believe in providing the most appropriate treatment for pigmentation that works just for you.
Treatment Combination for Pigmentation Removal
As part of combination therapy for pigmentation removal, medicated creams are prescribed for daily home use. We also recommend oral supplements that have been scientifically proven to improve pigmentation conditions.
Medical-Grade Pigmentation Creams
Hydroquinone is a compound that inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin synthesis. Application of this skin-lightening cream can lighten the skin tone and pigmentation through the reduced production of melanin.
Cyspera cream contains cysteamine, a natural molecule with anti-melanoma, anti-mutagenic, and anti-carcinogenic effects in the body. The application of the cream can help reduce the excess melanin in the affected pigmented spots.
Oral Supplements for Pigmentation
Heliocare Ultra Oral
Heliocare contains the Fernblock extract. It confers defensive abilities to the skin to help fight against the damage of UV radiation. This patented technology demonstrated effectiveness in many clinical studies, and is an integral part of pigmentation removal protocols.
Crystal Tomato® contains pure carotenoid extracts from a special breed of non-GMO white tomatoes. It serves as a sunscreen solution against UVA and UVB rays. Crystal Tomato has anti-inflammatory properties and can prevent melanin synthesis to aid pigmentation removal.
How Laser helps Pigmentation Removal
Dark spots due to excess melanin under skin
Melanin is a brown pigment that gives skin its colour. Several different conditions or factors such as excessive sun exposure can cause you to produce excess melanin, forming deposits in the skin and resulting in the darkening of your skin.
Laser breaks down pigment into smaller pieces
When a laser beam is applied on the skin, the laser is absorbed by the pigment molecules (melanosomes) in the skin cells. This absorbed energy will break down the pigments into smaller pieces.
Body removes smaller pigment more efficiently
Now smaller in size, these pigment particles are removed more efficiently by our own cellular mechanisms, resulting in a brighter skin tone.
What you can expect from
Laser Treatment for Pigmentation
Before Laser Treatment
We will cleanse your face thoroughly prior to the pigmentation removal treatment. For sensitive patients, numbing cream may be applied to the treatment areas.
During Laser Treatment
You will be asked to wear protective eyewear and may hear beeping or tapping sounds as the laser beams are applied on the skin. The sensation of the laser may range from a mild prickling to slight warmth.
Benefits of Laser Treatment for Pigmentation
- Reducephotodamaged, and other UV-induced pigmentation
- Rejuvenate your skin and stimulate collagen production
- Restore your skin health over time by smoothing out other UV-induced fine lines that are visible on the skin
- Revitalise of smooth, healthy, and glowing skin
Attain the desirable skin that you've always wanted.
Our Recommendations for Pigmentation Removal
Take a look at our clinic's aesthetic treatment options that will complement the pigmentation removal treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Stay away from prolonged sun exposure (> 20 minutes) during the week of the treatment.
No other laser treatment within 2 weeks of the previous treatment
No concurrent skin infections
No history of allergies to light and laser therapies
Stop products like glycolic acid and retinoic acid 3 days before the laser treatment
Lasers are not bad for the skin. In fact, they can be very effective to treat different skin conditions.
However, in the wrong hands it can cause complications such as:
* Burns / blisters
* Hypopigmentation: permanent white spots due to too many sessions of laser done at too short intervals.
Thats why we always emphasize for laser treatments to be done by a professional doctor.
In Singapore, most pigmentation conditions that are seen are known as sun-induced pigmentation, and these cannot be cured completely by the pigmentation removal laser treatment.
With UV radiation in the background, the skin may still produce abnormally large amounts of melanin and this will cause pigmentation to recur again.
The important thing therefore becomes not just about treating the pigmentation, but also to reduce the risk of pigmentation recurrence.
Most patients are suitable for laser treatments, except
- Concurrent skin infections on treatment areas
- Light dermographism- a form of light allergy
- Concurrent sun burns
- Cancer patients undergoing chemo or radiotherapy
- Patients who are going through pregnancy and breastfeeding
Yes, pigmentation can turn darker after laser treatment.
This is known as post-injury hyperpigmentation (PIH).
PIH happens when the laser is done incorrectly, e.g. too strong settings or an inappropriate laser was used.
Laser is a double edged sword. It can improve pigmentation, only if done correctly.
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