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Skin Illumination Programme

Combining Pigment-Reducing Lasers To Destroy Stubborn Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation is a condition that causes the skin to darken significantly compared to the surrounding areas. It can appear in small patches on any part of the body and it can cover large areas.

Skin pigmentation occurs when more melanin is produced in certain areas on the skin. They often result in flat, darkened patches of skin that are light brown to black in colour and they can vary in shapes and sizes.

There are several types of pigmentations. Every person with pigmentation condition could be suffering from one or more types of pigmentation. This means a proper, thorough consultation with the doctor is necessary to determine what treatment options are suitable for you. 

What Causes Hyperpigmetation?

There are several factors that can cause hyperpigmentation. Some common causes are:

Sun exposure Sun exposure remains the leading cause of hyperpigmentation. Pigments on the skin are triggered by the production of melanin induced by the UV rays from the sun. Although melanin aids in shielding you from the sun, excessive sun exposure can cause melanin to produce dark pigments in some areas. When dark spots have developed, prolonged exposure to the sun may cause these pigments (such as age spots, melanoma, and post-inflammatory pigmentation) to become even darker.

Hormones This is more relevant to women as female sex hormones can stimulate the overproduction of melanin when the skin is exposed to the sun. Pigmentation that is developed due to female sex hormones is mainly melasma or chloasma. Melasma affects a lot of pregnant women due to the hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy.

Medication Some medication may also encourage the development of pigmentation. Some hormone treatment drugs, chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs may lead to the development of pigmentation on the skin. 

Certain medical conditions Hyperpigmenation could also be symptomatic of certain underlying issues such as autoimmune diseases and gastrointestinal diseases, vitamin deficiencies, and metabolic disorders. 

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation This occurs when the skin is injured and has healed but it is left darkened and discoloured after the wound has healed.

Pigmentation Removal Treatments

Our patients have provided us feedback that pigmentation is notoriously difficult to remove. They have tried all kinds of skincare products and pigmentation treatments in Singapore but nothing has proven effective or sustainable. We understand your frustrations so we have designed the Skin Illumination Programme to help you battle your skin pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Skin Illumination Programme is effective in removing stubborn skin pigmentation issues like freckles, lentigines (sunspots), melasma and residual acne scars. Each session of the Skin Illumination Programme is power-packed with not one, but 4 gentle pigment-reducing lasers. Various functionalities of copper bromide laser will be used to penetrate the deep dermal pigmentation of the skin to break down the stubborn pigments. Copper bromide laser has been proven to be a gentle, yet effective laser treatment for benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots, freckles, rosacea, and melasma. Skin Brightening Laser will reduce uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation while the RuVY Touch Pigment Laser targets stubborn dark spots. To end your intensive session, proprietary skin-brightening serums will be infused into the skin so that your program will continue to work for you even long after you leave the clinic.

How many sessions do you need?

Although you can see some results after one session, a few sessions may be required to treat pigmentation, depending on its severity. This programme of 5 sessions is designed to get rid of the most stubborn dark pigments on the face and brightens your overall complexion.

Is there any downtime associated with the pigmentation removal treatment?

This is a gentle treatment and there is very minimal swelling or redness from the laser treatment. As long as you take good care of the skin during the recovery period, you should be able to go back to your normal activities in 1 to 2 days.

Who is a suitable candidate for pigmentation removal?

This gentle pigmentation removal laser treatment programme is suitable for any man or woman who is keen to achieve flawless, brighter skin by eliminating dark pigments on the face.


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    Reduce appearance of common pigmentation conditions such as freckles, age spots, cafe-au-lait spots etc.
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    Achieve overall brighter skin by shattering dark pigments on the face
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    Brighten dry, dull skin and improve overall skin tone

Best For

Men and women experiencing dull-looking skin and have several types of stubborn pigmentations that require combination laser therapy to effectively remove these dark pigments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pigmentation Removal Treatments In Singapore

Can hyperpigmentation be prevented?

Since the leading cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure, protecting your skin from UV exposure would be the most effective way to prevent hyperpigmentation. To prevent sun damage, make sure to use sun protection such as sunscreen every day. This will go a long way in preventing hyperpigmentation.

Can Skin Illumination Programme laser treatment prevent new hyperpigmentation?

This pigmentation treatment does not prevent the occurrence of new hyperpigmentation. However, it helps to treat uneven skin tone and reduce existing stubborn pigmentation on your skin. At the same time, it is important to protect your skin with sun protection products while you are out in the sun.

Is pigmentation removal treatment suitable for darker skin types?

Laser technology today is advanced and is safe and effective for patients with darker skin tones. However, for best results, we recommend dark-skinned patients to have a thorough consultation with their trusted aesthetics doctor for a carefully tailored laser treatment plan suitable for their skin type and skin condition.

Is pigmentation removal treatment painful?

The treatment process is tolerable. At Radium Medical Aesthetics, patient’s comfort is our priority. We will prepare our patients and apply topical numbing agents on the skin before the treatment. This is to ensure that you will be comfortable through the procedure.

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