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PICO Fractional Laser: Why It’s Your Best Chance To Get Rid Of Acne Scars And Pigmentation For Good

April 11, 2019
February 1, 2024

Is it possible to get rid of acne scars and pigmentation? This must be one of the most common questions we’ve been asked.

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Is it possible to get rid of acne scars and pigmentation? This must be one of the most common questions we’ve been asked.

While teenage acne is a temporary problem, unfortunately, acne scars aren’t. And they’re among the hardest skincare concerns to address because there really aren’t any topical products that claim to be able to revert these scars.

Another problem that’s just as pesky? Probably pigmentation. They’re obvious on the skin, hard to hide even with makeup, and is difficult to eliminate visibly with topical products.

How Do Acne Scars Develop?

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Before we get to the solution, we have to first understand the cause. First, how do acne scars develop?

Acne is essentially inflamed blemishes, and they occur when follicles or pores are engorged with excess sebum and dead skin cells, and are attacked by bacteria. When inflammation happens, the pore swells, breaking into the follicle wall. It gets serious when there’s a deep break in the follicle wall caused by lesions, where the infected cells spill out into the dermis, destroying healthy skin tissue in the meanwhile.

In order to repair this damage, our skin naturally form new collagen fibre – which is a healthy process of the skin’s function. The unfortunate thing is that the repair is often uneven, so we can never get the smoothness that we see before the damage.

Note that sometimes what we thought is an acne scar may actually just be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a type of discolouration on our skin.

How Do Pigmentation Develop?

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Hyperpigmentation is commonly caused by an excess production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. Over-production of melanin can be caused by several factors. Most commonly, it’s excessive exposure to UV rays, but pregnancy, hormonal changes, and certain medication can cause hyperpigmentation too.

AMARIS B. CLINIC’S PICO FRACTIONAL LASER MAY BE THE SOLUTION TO THESE SKIN WOES

What topical skincare products are limited by, medical aesthetic treatments are able to achieve. Amaris B. Clinic offers Pico Fractional Laser to help you eliminate the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation.

If you’re curious about the Amaris B. Clinic’s Pico Fractional Laser, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions and helped you ask the doctor for professional answers.

TELL US MORE ABOUT AMARIS B. PICO FRACTIONAL LASER

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.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LASER TREATMENTS?

Pico Fractional Laser delivers an ultra-short laser pulse to target 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 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.

Its LIOB technology stimulates elastin production for a softer, fuller, and more youthful complexion. It is also capable of minimising the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, reducing pigmented lesions, and improving acne scars (which are notorious for a treat).

WHAT CAN PICOCARE FRACTIONAL LASER TREAT?

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.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?

Downtime is minimal. Patients generally experience 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.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL YOU NEED?

Generally, most patients may require three to five consecutive treatments. The number of sessions will depend on the extent of your skin condition and objective. Treatments are usually spaced two to four weeks apart, sometimes eight weeks if you have a sensitive or darker skin complexion.

WHAT SHOULD YOU SHARE DURING CONSULTATION?

During the consultation, share important information with our doctor, such as the current state of your general health, including any skin allergies you may have. Also, inform him of any skin treatment that you may have had. Do remember to raise any concerns and queries that you have regarding your condition, the treatment, and the realistic result that you can expect.

WHAT ELSE IS SPECIAL ABOUT PICO FRACTIONAL LASER BY AMARIS B. CLINIC?

A signature treatment of Amaris B. Clinic, Pico Fractional Laser is usually administered with their doctor’s designed SkinSOS! Botanical Facial Series. Together, the treatments can repair, restore, and rejuvenate their patients’ skin.

This is one significant way Amaris B. Clinic does it differently from other laser providers, which probably explains why they have so many satisfied patients for this procedure!

Each SKIN SOS! botanical-based facial series targets different skin concerns such as acne, acne scars, oily skin, enlarged pores, pigmentations and skin dullness. The facial is administered by a trained and certified facialist and uses products formulated with only pure Australian botanical ingredients. By speeding up cellular turnover, removing dead skin cells, and repairing skin, this facial series leaves the looking refreshed and healthy without compromising and damaging its protective barrier.

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, has over 17 years of clinical experience treating various skin conditions such as tattoos and hyperpigmentation, acne scars, etc.

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