Pigmentation / Freckles
Age spots, freckles, lentigines, melasma, and birthmarks are commonly referred to as a pigmented lesion. Birthmarks are present at birth. Other pigmentation issues like freckles and melasma develop as we age and due to overexposure to the sun over the years. With the consistent and appropriate course of treatment, pigmentation can be lightened or removed with minimal downtime or discomfort.
Types of Pigmentation
Liver Spots/ Age Spots
Age spots are flat brown, gray, or black spots on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, e.g. the face, neck, shoulders, and arms. Age spots are also called sunspots, liver spots and solar lentigines. They are often associated with sun exposure and can appear suddenly as you age.
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder affecting Asian skin. Melasma is sometimes referred to as the mask of pregnancy because it is sometimes triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women. Melasma causes patches of discolouration usually brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face. The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include the bridge of the nose, forehead, and cheeks.
Freckles are flat, light brown circular spots that typically appear on sun-exposed skin and usually a result of genetics. Freckles are more common on the face of poorly pigmented individuals and people with fair skin tone. Youngs kids may develop freckles too as early as 2 years old. Freckles are produced by exposure to ultraviolet light and may fade as we stay out of the sun. Common freckles themselves are quite harmless.
Acne Marks (Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks)
The red or brown marks that remain after blemishes have healed are caused by pigmentation and are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks(PIH). PIH or acne marks are stubborn and hard to get rid of without proper treatment.
Get Rid of Pigmentation Effectively with Laser Pigmentation Removal
Treatment is Suitable for
- Most skin type
- Hypopigmentation (skin pigmentation disorder)
- Photo allergy (sensitive to light treatment)
- Inform your physician if you are on oral medication
- Avoid sun exposure 1 week before Laser / BBL treatment
- Stop lightening products
- Numbing cream to minimize any discomfort
- Warm tingling sensation
- Treatment duration within 45min
- Redness or swelling (if any) should subside within treatment day or the day after
Post care – Pigmentation Treatment
- Avoid sun exposure or direct heat contact
- Avoid abrasive skincare products (scrubs, exfoliation)
- Scabbing might happen but avoid picking on dry skin
- Be generous with sun protection products
Pigmentation Treatment intervals
- Repeat treatment every 2 to 4 weeks, or if necessary
Watch live BBL Treatment done by our doctor to address the issue of pigmentation:
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Laser for Pigmentation in Singapore
We have different equipment and treatments for freckles / brown spots / pigmentation removal in Singapore:
A study from Stanford University shows that Forever Young BBL can reverse signs of aging and delay the aging process.
It has been popular for its ability to target both pigmentation and underlying vessels for long-lasting results.
This laser is effective in removing Hori’s naevus, naevus of Ota, sun damage spots like melasma, age spots, freckles or birthmark.
The FRAC3® mode in Fotona Laser can help repair skin imperfections such as sun spots, lesions, uneven skin tone and texture.
Looking for freckles removal in Singapore and melasma treatment in Singapore? Consult our doctor now and we will advise suitable treatment based on your condition.