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Acne, large pores & pigmentation with pico fractional laser

April 11, 2019
February 9, 2024

Acne is a common skin concern that plagues teens and adults. Even when the inflammation clears up, you can be left with scars that take months to fade.

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Acne; it’s a common skin concern that plagues teens and adults – and it can be terrible in a climate as humid as Singapore’s.

Even when the inflammation clears up, you can be left with ugly scars and dark spots that take ages to fade.

Thankfully, medical aesthetic solutions can speed up the healing process. Pico Fractional Laser is a treatment suited to treat a variety of skin concerns such as dull skin, acne and acne scars, rosacea, pigmentations, sun damaged skin and melasma. It can also be used for general skin rejuvenation.

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The technology

Pico Fractional Laser is a multi-function laser that combines ultra-short picosecond laser and HEXA Laser Induced Optical breakdown (LIOB) to treat various skin conditions, such as acne scarring, enlarged pores, sun-damaged skin, and hyperpigmentations. It is non-invasive and delivers noticeable and improved results in lesser sessions than other comparables.

Pico Fractional Laser delivers ultra-short laser pulse - without heat - to targeted problem areas. It targets the skin’s pigment cells, breaking them into tiny particles, which are then safely and naturally eliminated by the body. Although the pulses of energy are highly concentrated, the laser’s effect is gentle on the outer skin layer. Thus, potential discomfort and trauma to the skin are minimised, and the skin heals faster with less downtime.

What type of skin is suitable for Pico Fractional Laser

Pico Fractional Laser is a versatile treatment that is suitable to be used on almost all skin types

Is there any downtime?

Downtime is minimal. Patients generally will experience some mild facial redness for a couple of hours after treatment. In the days following that, the face may feel slightly itchy and rough as the rejuvenation process begins.

What are the benefits of Pico Fractional Laser?

• Treats fine lines, hyperpigmentations, freckles, sun-damaged skin, uneven skin tone, dull skin, atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, and striae alba (stretch marks).

• FDA-approved; Non-invasive, non-surgical, and gentler than heat-based lasers.

• Emits fast and ultra-short pulses (450 picoseconds); creates photoacoustic effects while minimising surrounding skin damage.

• Improves scar, skin tone, and texture.

• Stimulates new collagen and elastin formation.

• Shorter treatment time and faster recovery.

Who can perform Pico Fractional Laser?

In Singapore, the Ministry of Health regulates treatments such as lasers. Only registered and certified medical doctors with adequate training can perform the treatment.

Dr Ivan Puah, medical director of Amaris B. Clinic, obtained a Graduate Diploma in Family Dermatology from NUS. He has over 17 years of clinical experience treating various skin conditions such as tattoos, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, etc.

About the Clinic

Established in 2004, Amaris B. Clinic offers medical aesthetic treatments and body cosmetic procedures such as gynecomastia surgery and Vaser Liposuction.


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