PIGMENTATION / WHITENING

Skin pigmentation is a common Asian skin condition where there is an abnormal production of melanin by melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce pigment. These pigment deposit in our skin, determine our skin color and protect our skin from harmful UV rays. However, hyperpigmentation happened when there is an abnormal production of melanin and deposit in various layer of skin. Skin pigmentation can be divided into:

Types of Skin Pigmentation

Superficial pigmentation

  • Freckles
  • Solar Lentigos (Sun Spot)

Mix Superficial Pigmentation

  • Melasma

Deep Dermal Pigmentation

  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Hori’s macule
  • Naevus of Ota

Treatments

Picoway

Had a high rate of benign pigmented lesion clearance. Picoway Ultra-short pulses enable the strong photoacoustic(behave like sound rather than light energy) impact needed to effectively scatter pigment particles without overheating surrounding skin tissues. Picosecond pulses minimize the risk of side effects such as hypopigmentation and scarring that can often occur with slower, nanosecond pulse lasers. Picoway is known to clear pigmentation 3x faster than q-switch laser and suitable for all skin tone. With the latest Picoway 785mm laser wavelength, treating pigmentation is even more dynamic and practical.

Intracel

Fractional microneedling RF is an important modality in treating melasma. Extensive studies found out that melasma is caused by many factors such as abnormal blood vessel, dermal inflammation, and weaken skin micro-structure causing overactive pigment-producing cell. The latest treatment trend is focus on rejuvenating the dermal layer not just only scattering the Melanin pigment. Producing a healthy skin comprehensively will eventually reduce the reoccurring of melasma in the future.

 

Intracel able reaches deep into skin selectively target abnormal melanocyte cell with pulsed radiofrequency waves and generate electrothermal effect on the skin. As a result, it resets the production of melanin and stimulate skin to renew on its own from deep inside.

C02 Laser

Co2 laser able removes superficial skin pigmentation effectively. Solar lentigo is an example of skin pigmentation where there is a deposit of excessive melanin on the skin surface. Although benign, there is a need for proper assessment by doctor before removal because it can mimic more dangerous skin cancer.

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