There are various types of hyperpigmentation, and they do not all respond to the same treatment. A correct diagnosis is essential in the prescription of the right treatment.
At Amaris B. Clinic, we practise personalised medicine, where we tailor your treatment, based on your unique skin condition, according to skin goal and progress.
When you embark on the skin transformation journey with us, you can be assured that our doctor will only recommend treatments based on what you need clinically to optimally treat your hyperpigmentation.
Our doctor may propose a combination of these treatments or one on its own, depending on the state of your skin health and clinical condition:
• Tranexamic Acid
• Dr’s prescribed skincare range
• Medical Grade Chemical Peels
Chemical Peel is a safe, relatively affordable, non-invasive method to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
There are three types of peels: superficial, medium-depth, and deep.
Penetrates only the epidermis. It can be used to treat acne, melasma, and photo-damaged skin.
Penetrates the epidermis and papillary dermis. Used to treat superficial scars and certain pigmentary disorders.
Affects the reticular dermis. Used to treat severe photo-ageing, deep wrinkles, or scars
Our doctor will assess your skin condition during the consultation. He will also evaluate your general health status, the medications you are taking for example, oral isotretinoin, if you smoke, have had previous cosmetic procedures or chemical peels done, if you have recurrent herpetic outbreaks, or if you have the tendency for keloid formation, etc. After which, based on your skin goals and clinical condition, he will propose a suitable type of peel for you.
During the treatment, a chemical exfoliating agent (with an active ingredient) is applied to the skin to destroy portions of the epidermis and/or dermis while promoting healthy cell turnover.
Chemical Peel improves hyperpigmentation and brightens the skin, giving it more radiance. It may be combined with Picolaser and microdermabrasion skin renewal to further optimise the results.
Picolaser to treat hyperpigmentation
Picolaser delivers extremely short pulses of energy into the skin to break up the pigmentation into microscopic particles, allowing your body to remove them naturally over time.
In Singapore, the Ministry of Health tightly regulates treatment such as lasers. Only registered and certified medical doctors with adequate training can perform the treatment. Dr Ivan Puah 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.
Picolaser is indicated clinically to treat:
• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
• Solar lentigines
• Post-acne pigmentation
• Age Spots
• Computer Radiation Spots
• Uneven skin tone
• Skin dyspigmentation
• Blue Hyperpigmentation
• Blue or grey facial patch
FDA-approved and CE-marked, Amaris B. Clinic Picolaser’s ultrashort pulses and the wavelengths work simultaneously to disintegrate pigmentation while reducing the amount of heat delivered to the skin. As a result, the laser energy penetrates deep into the targeted skin area without causing damage to the skin surface. This also translates to a faster recovery for the patient.
Picolaser targets hyperpigmentation and stimulates collagen reproduction. It can be used to rejuvenate the skin and improve skin tone and texture. It may be recommended as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other non-invasive options such as microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
Microdermabrasion Skin Renewal
Microdermabrasion skin renewal uses a minimally abrasive handheld instrument to gently exfoliate and “sand” off the upper layers of the skin. It targets dead skin cells while leaving the viable skin alone. Therefore, it is used to treat scarring, discolouration, and sun-damaged skin and lessen the appearance of stretch marks. It is not painful; there is no downtime and the patient can return to normal activities without disruption.
Microdermabrasion Skin Renewal can also remove blackheads, improve hyperpigmentation, reduce enlarged pore sizes, and treat acne and acne scars.
This non-invasive treatment does more! It also reduces fine lines and helps to “thicken” your collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a fresher and younger-looking complexion.