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Apr 11, 2019
Acne; it’s a common skin concern that plagues teens and adults alike – and it can be especially bad 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 months to fade.
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.
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.
Pico Fractional Laser is a versatile treatment that is suitable to be used on almost all skin types
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.
• 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.
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.
Established in 2004, Amaris B. Clinic offers medical aesthetic treatments and body cosmetic procedures such as gynecomastia surgery and Vaser Liposuction.