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Skin Brightening Laser Treatment in Singapore

*This treatment is performed by Singapore Medical Council (SMC) registered doctors.

Skin Brightening Laser Treatment in Singapore
  • Procedure Type

    Procedure Type

    Skin brightening laser treatment using laser with Fast Edge Micropulse technology.

  • Results


    Potential results include the reduction of dullness and discoloration of the under eyes.

  • Downtime


    Patients can expect minimal to no downtime post-procedure.

  • Where


    Areas of treatment are typically the under eyes.

  • Procedure Time

    Procedure Time

    The procedure usually lasts for 30 minutes.

Are you struggling with pigmentation issues, uneven skin tone, or dark under-eye circles that make you appear tired and aged? In our modern, fast-paced lifestyle, poor sleep, inadequate diet and high-stress result in our skin bearing the brunt. This is reflected in our faces, showing sallow, uneven and dull complexions.

Understanding Skin Laser Treatments

Skin laser treatments are an aesthetic procedure that aims to address various skin concerns, such as pigmentation issues. This non-invasive treatment employs laser technology to aid with the attainment of a translucent and bright complexion. However, it’s worth noting that there are different types of laser treatments available, each tailored to specific skin types, hair colours, age ranges, and concerns. But if your primary goal is to find a treatment that caters to issues related to your skin’s complexion, laser treatments that leverage FEM ® technology are worth considering.

The Cause of Skin Discolouration

Melasma, characterised by the overproduction of melanin due to excessive Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) levels, is the underlying cause of unwanted pigments in the skin. As such, an effective skin brightening laser treatment should be one that is capable of delivering light deep into the skin to suppress VEGF, addressing the root cause of melasma. Proper targeting of VEGF and vascularity deep within the dermal layers is also crucial, ensuring that the treatment is effective while safeguarding the integrity of the surrounding structures and avoiding any collateral damage.

This is where utilising laser therapy in conjunction with the aforementioned FEM® Technology comes into the picture.

Understanding FEM® Technology

FEM® Technology, which stands for Fast Edge Micropulse, plays a pivotal role in the effectiveness of skin brightening laser treatments. This technology delivers a burst of yellow light, followed by a rapid decrease in energy output. Said approach ensures that the treatment is focused on the intended areas, minimising collateral damage. Also used in acne scar laser treatments, it employs a distinctive sequence of approximately 22,000 micropulses per second. This creates a photochemical reaction in the dermis by stimulating the cytochromes within the dermal tissue. This reaction is particularly effective in addressing skin issues like melasma and acne, and can help with overall skin rejuvenation.

FEM® Technology is designed to optimise treatment outcomes in three key areas:

1. Penetration Depth: Ensures that the optimal amount of laser energy reaches the appropriate depth in the skin without harming surrounding tissues.

2. Collateral Damage: The laser’s rapid nanosecond pulses per second induce changes in cell structure and necrose vessels and suppress VEGF while safeguarding the surrounding tissue.

3. Treatment Efficacy: By combining high peak power (3kw) with nanosecond pulses, this skin brightening laser treatment offers an alternative solution for individuals with various skin concerns.

Specifics of Skin Brightening Treatments for the Under Eye Area

Dark under-eye circles can be caused by poor blood circulation and increased pigments being deposited under our eyes. This can make us look tired and add years to our appearance.

Skin brightening laser treatments at medical aesthetic clinics tend to leverage on the aforementioned laser and accompanying technology to deliver a combination of green and yellow light at specific wavelengths to target the pigment disorders that cause these skin issues. It does so by suppressing VEGF, which is responsible for the production of unwanted pigments. The aim of such treatments is to help address concerns related to the skin’s radiance and luminosity, and may progressively help fade dark eye circles.
Norseld Dual Yello Laser at Dr Cindy's Medical Aesthetics

Who Can Consider Skin Brightening Laser Treatments?

Skin brightening laser treatments are suitable for individuals facing a variety of skin concerns related to pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and dark under-eye circles. If you struggle with these issues, skin brightening laser therapy can be a solution worth considering. This non-invasive procedure, with minimal downtime, employs laser technology to target and address specific skin problems, aiding you along your journey of achieving a translucent and radiant complexion. At times, to help with both the lightening and lifting of the eye area, it may be recommended to combine laser brightening treatments with eye thread lifts.

Candidates for skin brightening laser treatments vary and depend on individual skin types and specific skin concerns. The choice of laser treatment may also depend on the underlying causes of these issues, such as excessive melanin production or vascular factors.

As such, to determine if you are a suitable candidate for skin brightening laser treatments, it is recommended to consult with a qualified medical professional who can assess your skin’s condition and have them recommend an appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Brightening Laser Treatment at Dr Cindy's Medical Aesthetics

Brightening Laser Treatment at Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics

What is the Procedure for the Laser Brightening Treatment Like?

The laser brightening treatment procedure is a comfortable and relatively painless experience that typically lasts for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Pre-Treatment Preparation

Before undergoing the laser brightening treatment, a series of preparatory steps are undertaken to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Here’s what you can expect:

  • The doctor will commence by thoroughly cleansing the area of your skin that is to be treated.
  • Following cleansing, a cooling gel will be carefully applied to the targeted area. This gel helps to optimise the laser treatment process and enhances its overall comfort.

The Laser Brightening Treatment Process

Once the pre-treatment preparation is complete, a qualified medical doctor registered with the Singapore Medical Council will carry out the laser brightening treatment. This part of the procedure is designed to address various skin concerns, including pigmentation issues and uneven skin tone, in a comfortable and painless manner.

  • The medical doctor will run a specialised treatment tip over the designated areas of your skin, including the face and eyes.
  • This process ensures the safe and effective delivery of the laser technology aimed at addressing your skin concerns without causing any discomfort.

What Results Can Be Expected?

Patients undergoing the brightening laser treatment can expect progressive improvements in their skin’s condition. Following a series of sessions, pigmentation issues are likely to lighten as well. However, it’s important to note that individual results may vary, influenced by factors such as the severity of the pigmentation concern and the unique characteristics of each person’s skin.

Is There Any Downtime After the Treatment?

Given the non-invasive nature of skin brightening laser treatments, many patients experience minimal to no downtime post-procedure. It’s possible for some to even consider returning to their daily activities after the treatment, but individual experiences can differ.

Recommendations From the Doctor

Doctors might often recommend that you complete a series of four to six sessions in monthly intervals to address your skin concerns. Moreover, to complement the effects of the treatment, your doctor might also recommend pairing the versatile laser treatment with other treatments like:

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Brightening Laser Treatments

The duration of results from skin brightening laser treatment can vary from person to person and depends on various factors, including the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and the specific skin issues being addressed. Additionally, maintaining a healthy skincare routine, sun protection, and a balanced lifestyle can further contribute to prolonging the benefits of skin brightening laser treatments. It’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine the most suitable treatment plan and post-treatment care to achieve lasting results.

Skin brightening laser treatments are generally considered safe with minimal side effects when performed by trained and experienced medical professionals. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be some potential side effects, though they are typically mild and temporary.

Common side effects may include temporary redness, slight swelling, or a warm sensation in the treated area. In rare cases, patients may experience mild peeling or dryness of the skin, which can be managed with moisturisers recommended by the treating doctor.

It’s essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by the medical professional to minimise the risk of side effects and ensure a smooth recovery.

Yes, you can typically resume your daily activities, including work and light exercise, after receiving a skin brightening laser treatment. These treatments are minimally invasive and do not require extended downtime. However, it’s essential to follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor. If you have concerns or questions about post-treatment activities, it’s advisable to discuss them with your doctor during your consultation.

After receiving a skin brightening laser treatment, it’s essential to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor. These instructions may include skincare recommendations, sun protection measures, and any specific precautions tailored to your individual needs. It’s also advisable to schedule any recommended follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions you may have about post-treatment care and maintenance.