Dermatology. Laser Treatments.

아트 피부과 - 레이져 치료

A.R.T – Aesthetic Dermatology Laser Treatments

REVLITE Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser
레브라이트 레이져토님

This is a dual wavelength laser (532nm and 1064nm) using Q-switched technology. With the REVLITE, which is a much improved and advanced version of the familiar MEDLITE series, peak power has been increased by up to 60%. This allows for effective treatment in a controlled and safe manner.

In particular, REVLITE has been demonstrated in studies to be very effective against Melasma, and as an excellent skin rejuvenation tool. Skin rejuvenation treatment brings about an improvement in skin texture, wrinkles and fine lines, reduction in pore size, improvement in certain types of acne scars, and a generally more radiant and brighter facial appearance.

Clinical applications include:

  • Treatment of epidermal pigmentation (freckles, sun spots, solar lentiges, café au lait spots)
  • Treatment of dermal pigmentation (hori's nevus, PIH, melasma)
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin toning
  • Laser peel
  • Laser face contouring and lifting
  • Tattoo removal
  • Vascular lesions

Apart from treatment of epidermal pigmentation using 532n wavelength, there is no downtime and patients can go about their normal activities.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
프락셀 레이져

The fractional CO2 laser has gained much popularity in recent times because of its relatively shorter "downtime" and lesser discomfort when compared with traditional ablative laser resurfacing techniques.

The fractional laser beam creates thousands of tiny wounds with normal skin surrounding. Because this is done microscopically, the wound is not visible and the surrounding healthy skin enhances healing time.

The fractional CO2 laser can be used for the treatment of:

  • Photo-ageing including wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Large pore size
  • Skin laxity
  • Overall skin texture irregularities
  • Pigmentation problems eg. Melasma

The treatment area will be anesthetized with a topical numbing cream, but you may still feel a stinging or burning discomfort during and shortly after the treatment. Chilled air may also be used to increase comfort during the procedure.

Most patients experience some downtime or "social inconvenience time" that may vary from 3-5 days depending on the individual.

Fractional Erbium: Glass Laser Resurfacing
어븀 레이져

The primary effect of the Erbium:Glass Laser is the micro thermal stimulation of the dermis, inducing your skin to remodel and stimulate collagen production, which results in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. It is a popular alternative to Fractional CO2 laser because of its much shorter recovery period (1-2 days). It is sometimes fondly called the "weekend laser"

Energist VPL (IPL) for face / skin
브이피엘/ 아이피엘

The science behind VPL

The power and flexibility provided by VPL lies in the fact that it is able to use 840 different pulse variations and energy output levels reaching over 50J/cm2. These easily adjustable settings allow doctors to vary the pulse delivery from patient to patient. This allows for maximal comfort and optimal clinical results.

How does it work?

With the advance in technology, pulsed light, and in particular variable pulse light can regularly produce better results than laser. Each light pulse comprises a sequence of rapid shorter pulses. These variable pulses (hence its name), ensures more controlled absorption whilst minimizing heating of the surrounding skin. This means that a greater range of hair and skin types can be safely and effectively treated than was previously possible.

What can VPL be used for?

1. Sun & Age Spots (Skin Rejuvenating)

  • These conditions usually appear in later years and are caused by an excess amount of melanin.
  • Melanin absorbs the light energy from Energist VPL and heats up quickly, whilst the surrounding skin remains cool. The heat causes melanin to break up into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's natural waste processes, living skin clear and smooth.

2. Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots

  • Conditions where small veins become visible on the skin's surface.
  • Light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels that make up these imperfections. This absorption process breaks down the vessel walls.
  • Effective Energist VPL treatment allow the body to recognize these broken vessels as waste and removes them naturally.

3. Wrinkles and fine lines

  • Collagen is the substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking youthful and smooth. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen, resulting in the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles.
  • The light from Energist VPL stimulates cells in the body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen. The new collagen moves outwards to the skin's surface resulting in a smoother texture, smaller pore size and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Acne scarring

  • Acne is caused by excess sebum, an oil naturally produced by the body which clogs up pores and causes irritation. Over long periods this can also result in acne scarring.
  • Energist VPL improves both active acne and acne scarring by destroying the bacteria that cause the irritation. Acne is healed significantly following a course of treatment and skin texture and tone is improved as the Energist VPL initiates further collagen production.

5. VPL for acne treatment

  • For acne, the wavelength employed by Energist VPL contributes to the destruction of acne-causing bacteria Proprionibacterium Acnes.
  • With Energist VPL, both short (and potentially harmful) UV wavelengths and longer IR wavelengths (which might cause excessive tissue heating) are filtered out and an appropriate selection of micro-pulses in a longer pulse train ensures precisely dosed energy is delivered to target endogenous chromophores and provide optimum effectiveness in stimulating the body's own immune system response.
  • The major advantages of Energist VPL are that it is safe, virtually painless and has none of the adverse effects associated with more invasive methods.
Energist VPL (IPL) for permanent hair reduction

Hair removal and permanent hair reduction.

  • Energist VPL treatment has been clinically proven to remove hair from all parts of the face and body.
  • Pulses of red light are absorbed by melanin, the pigment found in hairs. This absorption heats up the hair, damaging the follicle, along with its ability to regenerate.
  • Hundreds of hair follicles are damaged with each pulse, resulting in an easy and effective way to treat unwanted hair.
All photos shown are of commonly encountered problems before treatment. These photos are to help patients recognise their conditions and seek treatment early. Do note that guidelines in Singapore do not allow the display of 'before-and-after treatment' photos.