Pigment Y Laser
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation: a laser is a focused beam of monochromatic light that is capable of targeting a problem area on the skin (e.g. brown spots, veins or unwanted hair follicle) and destroying just the specific pigment or tissue while sparing the skin around it.
Different lasers are used for different purposes, and we specialise in integrating lasers with different depths and wavelengths to give you the best results. Your doctor will assess your skin and problem areas before recommending the best treatment for you.
Y Laser Program
One of the pioneers championing the use of Y lasers in Singapore, our Medical Director Dr Shiau Ee Leng was featured on Channel 5 TV Body and Soul program where she demonstrated and explained our Y laser program.
Melanin is a substance present in our body that determines our skin colour whether fair or dark complexion. However, the concern is when melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area, giving rise to what is commonly known as pigmentation. It is recently discovered by Korean scientists that Asian skin type tends to retain excessive melanin due to the presence of vascular growth factors (VGF) in the skin.
Our FDA-approved Y lasers program can both prevent and slow down regrowth of pigments due to its amazing effect on reducing this vascular growth factor. It uses a dual combination of yellow and green colour-based lasers to target stubborn deeper pigment layers, such as dermal melasma, post-acne scars and redness, rosacea and facial capillaries.
After the treatment, the pigment will then gradually come away over the following week with no damage to surrounding skin tissues. There is almost little to no discomfort during the treatment process.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment is extremely comfortable and no anaesthesia is required. The skin is cleansed thoroughly to remove makeup and skin debris. A thin layer of aqua gel is applied to the skin to improve energy penetration. Eye goggles are worn and then laser pulses are applied to the areas of the skin to be treated. Usually there is only slightly warmth and redness after each treatment although areas of intense pigmentation might develop crusting. Treatment can be done 2-4 weekly during treatment phase and 1-2 monthly during maintenance phase.
How long will it take to see results?
Most common pigmented lesions can be reduced with 3-6 sessions. However, if the pigmentation covers a large area, you may prefer treating it in several stages to avoid unnecessary discomfort.
Who is suitable for this treatment?
Y laser is suitable for people with almost all skin tones and skin types. However, if you have inflammatory skin conditions, very sensitive and dry skin, epilepsy, light phobia, light sensitivities, open skin wounds, pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult our doctors first.
To achieve faster and enhanced results, as well to maintain the effects for a longer time, you might wish to try these:
- Aqua Whitening Peel
- Plasma Exfoliating Facials
- Hydrating Facials
- Deep Skincare Infusion
- Whitening Skin Boosters
- DNA Cell Boosters
- Soothing Light Therapy
Are there any side effects?
The treatment has hardly any discomfort and downtime and can be performed 2-4 times weekly during treatment phase and 4-8 times weekly thereafter for maintenance.
Y laser is not painful, and only tingling warm sensation is felt. Any discomfort usually goes away within a few hours. Occasionally, if dark pigmentation is present, crusting may occur due to skin reaction during pigment breakdown. Sometimes the pigment may darken before lightening. You should discuss with your doctor whether you might develop such reactions and how to prevent them.
Post Treatment Care
Avoiding strong sunlight and a good sunscreen protection is highly recommended. Treated area should be kept clean but exfoliators or facial scrubs should be avoided for at least 7 days. Post treatment kit will be prescribed to enhance treatment process and provide necessary protection.