Pigmentation Laser Treatment

Pigmentation Laser Treatment
Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers — Reduces Pigmentation, Pore Size & Fine Lines

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment

Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is designed for the treatment of pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, aging skin, enlarged pores, sun damage and Hori’s naevus (an acquired deep brownish pigmentation in the skin).

It can also be used to remove certain birthmarks like Naevus of Ota and tattoo pigments.

The well loved Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser toning treatment is effective to rejuvenate and refresh skin in the treatment area, firming skin and tightening pores while offering a smoother texture and more even tone overall.

What causes these unwanted spots?

Melanin is what gives our skin its color. The amount of melanin in your skin determines if you have a light or dark complexion. Pigmented lesions are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, usually as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

How does a laser remove unwanted pigment in the skin?

Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers produce a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by pigmented lesions. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment, breaking the melanin into micro-particles and lightening the lesion. You’ll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one to two weeks.

In general, the non invasive Revlite treatment can:

  • Restore your skin from sun damage
    Over exposure from the sun can lead to increased pore size, skin pigmentation, discolouration and red areas on the skin. The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser helps helps to decrease pore size, smoothen skin texture and lighten skin tone. The overall result is a refreshed appearance and younger looking skin.
  • Stimulate collagen remodelling for the reduction wrinkles
    Collagen is important in determining the volume of our skin. However, with aging, collagen is diminished resulting in wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the face. Therefore, when new collagen is generated, both fine lines and wrinkles are reduced as the new volume fills up underneath the skin.

    The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser treatment is gentle enough to be used for the face, hands, neck and chest areas.

  • Remove Dark lesions and sun spots
    Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser skin rejuvenation can break down brown age spots, liver spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks using PhotoAcoustic Technology. Most common lesions may be removed within one to two treatments.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser emits light in rapid, short pulses at high peak energy for maximum efficacy and comfort. The impact feels like no more than the snap of a thin rubber band. As the light shatters the pigment and diffuses the lesion, the spot will turn gray or white for a few minutes as the skin absorbs the energy.

Any post-treatment discomfort will feel similar to a mild sunburn, and any redness will dissipate within a day or two as the skin returns to its natural color.

What are the main benefits of laser skin rejuvenation with Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser?

  • Smaller pore size and less oil skin
  • Improvement in skin’s firmness and elasticity 
  • More even skin tone, eliminating brown spots, age/sun spots and blotchy areas 
  • Smoother texture sun spots, brown spots and uneven skin tone 
  • Removal of fine dark hair above lips, around sides of face 
  • A more refreshed appearance 
  • A complementary treatment with other cosmetic procedures 
  • Safe for most skin types, including tanned skin

Instructions for skin care after Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser treatment

Usually, an antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment.

The area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by your physician. Avoid direct exposure to the sun and use a sunblock regularly. Do not rub, scratch or pick at the treated area. Do not apply make-up until the crust disappears and avoid swimming or contact  sports while the crusts are present.

How many treatment sessions will it take to remove the pigmented lesion?

Most pigmented lesions are removed within one to two treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments

Can the excess pigmentation come back?

Common pigmented lesions do not return. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several
months to a year. However, the procedure can be repeated.

How can I better maintain the results?

After the initial treatment series, most patients return for RevLite treatments monthly or four times a year to maintain the great results. This anti-aging maintenance program is a smart investment in the long-term appearance of your skin – and a clinically proven way to improve signs of photo damage and replenish ongoing collagen loss.

Patients say their skin feels incredibly soft and many find they wear less make-up as their complexion becomes more radiant.


Dr Lynn Chiam…

Dr Lynn Chiam graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently received her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (Internal Medicine) United Kingdom. She completed her specialist training in dermatology...

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Why choose Children & Adult Skin Clinic?

No two individuals are the same. Our treatments are customized to each individual’s unique skin type & needs.

Through consultation with our doctor, a thorough analysis will be undertaken to determine the ideal treatment methods for the best possible results.