Pico Laser in Singapore

What is Pico Laser?

Pico Laser is not a brand or machine, but a type of laser technology that is widely used to treat skin pigmentation and rejuvenates the skin to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and dull skin.

What’s even more impressive? Pico Laser is a non-invasive, safe and effective laser treatment for medical use to address common skin imperfections without the typical downtime and pain of other alternative lasers. It can help stimulate collagen production which is an essential part of natural skin repair. These properties combined will help you to achieve a more youthful skin complexion.

Pico Laser technology is regarded a safe and effective laser treatments available, it is FDA approved with no adverse risks. It is known for its efficiency in delivering noticeable results in fewer sessions than its comparable options. It is also safe and can be used on both the face and body.

Undeniably, most people would prefer youthful, clear, bright, and radiant skin regardless of age. If you have the same skin goals and objectives, Pico Laser might just be the miracle solution you have been looking for. 

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What can Pico Laser treat?

Pico Laser can be used to treat a large variety of skin conditions:

  1. Pigmentation reduction/removal such as freckles and Melasma
  2. Acne mark clearance
  3. Brighter and tighter skin due to collagen stimulation  
  4. Reduction in fine lines and visible pores
  5. Tattoo removal

Pico Laser is extremely effective especially for black and grey tattoos. It also has a configurable wavelength of 532, 755 and 1064 nanometre, making it the only laser capable of removing multi-coloured tattoos. 

Who is suitable for Pico Laser?

Pico Laser treatment is suitable for most people regardless of skin tone and skin types. So, you may consider Pico Laser if you are looking to improve your overall skin complexion such as:

  • To reduce the appearance of skin discolouration
  • To remove stubborn pigments, acne marks or tattoos
  • Do not want long downtime and discomfort from traditional laser

What are the benefits of Pico Laser?

The Pico Laser is able to precisely target the treatment area and its non-intrusive nature is considered to be safer than the traditional nanosecond laser such as Q-switch. Not only is pico laser treatments effective at treating skin pigmentations and tattoo removal, it is also effective at stimulating skin repair and skin brightening through collagen production without the risk of thermal injury.

Pigmentation Removal

Pores and Scars Reduction

Brighten Dull Skin Tone

Minimal Downtime

Single Session for results

Treatment by Medical Doctor

What is Pico Laser for?

Pico Laser is effective for removing stubborn pigmentations such as Melasma, Freckles, Solar Lentigo, Hori’s Nevus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and even tattoos.

Pico Laser is also used for skin brightening to even out dull skin or lighten dark skin areas such as underarms or inner thighs. Pico Laser technology also helps to stimulate collagen growth which helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Pico Laser for Melasma

Sun exposure can cause hyper-pigmented spots on the face. At times, it can also cause a common skin condition known as Melasma.

Melasma occurs when there are patches of discolouration on the face. These discoloured patches are not limited to the face alone, it can also appear in the forearms, neck, and shoulders, especially if you spend a significant amount of time in the sun. 

In other cases, Melasma can also appear as a result of drastic hormonal changes secondary to hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, and pregnancy.

Fortunately, Pico Laser is considered one of the most effective treatments for pigmentation like Melasma. It works by targeting the discoloured areas directly while ensuring the surrounding skin is not damaged.

Pico Laser for Scars

Scars left by acne can be very difficult to eliminate. Often, if these scars are left untreated, they can worsen and become more resistant to treatments, preventing any significant results.

Pico Laser works in two ways when treating acne scars. Firstly, the laser will penetrate the skin and create localised thermal damage areas. From there, the thermal damage, combined with laser energy will help to break up the scar.

Most patients report seeing reduction in the appearance of acne scars after a series of treatments. After several sessions, many patients enjoy improved texture and clearer complexion.

Pico Laser for Tattoo Removal

While laser tattoo removal is not exactly new, it has never been more effective until now. Before Pico Laser treatment was introduced, Q-Switched lasers were considered the gold standard when it comes to tattoo removal. 

Amazingly, Pico Laser has taken the process to the next level. Pico Laser technology allows the release of a high amount of energy in a short amount of time. The energy then shatters tattoo ink into smaller pieces.

Pico Laser can address a vast range of tattoo inks with ease. The shorter time frame ensures that any potential for thermal damage to the skin is significantly reduced if not totally eliminated.

Pico Laser for Skin Rejuvenation

If tattoos or acne scars are not a concern for you, it is reassuring to know you can still benefit from Pico Laser.

Pico Laser also help stimulate the growth of collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis. This results in a plumber and more rejuvenated look. It also helps you achieve a fresher and more youthful appearance.

Th treatment rejuvenates the skin by using MicroLens Array (MLA) that concentrate laser to produce micro injuries under your skin. This helps to trigger natural skin healing process and collagen production with minimal downtime and side effects.

How does Pico Laser work?

Pico Laser is a non-ablative pigment laser that fires at ultra-short picosecond laser pulses, which is one trillionth of a second. Unlike traditional nanosecond lasers, Pico Laser produces less photo-thermal effect (less heat on skin) as more short bursts of concentrated energy are fired in each second. This exposes your skin to lesser irritation and downtime. 

Pico Laser also has a higher photo-acoustic effect (more energy delivered), allowing pigments to shatter into the smallest possible fragments to be easily removed by your body’s immune system. This potentially means, you may need fewer treatments to effectively remove stubborn pigmentation. 

Pico laser technology also makes effective, quick, and highly selective treatment of tattoos and pigmented lesions possible. It also boosts the production of elastin production in the skin resulting in a fuller, softer, radiant, and more youthful skin. Since it is very precise, an optimal photomechanical effect can easily be achieved.

While the energy pulses are very concentrated, the laser is surprisingly gentle to the skin’s outer layer. In other words, pico laser will not burn the skin. Patients will experience minimal to no discomfort at all during the treatment session.

How does Pico Laser rejuvenate the skin?

Pico Laser uses the MicroLens Array (MLA) handpiece that concentrates laser energy to  deliver micro-beams in a fractionated pattern to produce micro injuries under your skin. This triggers natural skin healing and stimulates collagen and elastin production in skin without damaging skin layers, resulting in minimal downtime and side effects.

Stimulation of collagen and elastin will help to improve skin appearance by reducing acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, achieving a younger looking skin.

What sets Pico Laser apart from other laser treatments?

Aside from the impressive benefits pico laser offers, there are also other core benefits that make it stand out. For instance:

  • As mentioned earlier, Pico Laser treatments are highly targeted. As such, any risk of damage is minimised and contained. Pico is also very safe and can be used to treat any area of the body and the face.
  • This advanced and gentle laser treatment has minimal to zero downtime. While some will experience swelling and redness, both will subside in just a few hours. Typically, patients can already return to their daily routines just a few hours after the treatment session.
  • Pico laser treatment is not painful. While some patients report experiencing very slight and temporary discomfort, the effects are nothing compared to invasive or surgical treatments.
  • Compared to other laser treatment options, pico laser can help patients achieve their desired results in just a few sessions. Amazingly, some patients are able to achieve their desired skin objectives after a single session.
  • Since pico laser has very minimal side effects, the risk of damaging the skin is eliminated. Patients won’t also have to worry about putting up with uncomfortable and unsightly skin conditions anymore.
  • As mentioned earlier, pico laser treatments are super fast. How fast? A single session will only take between ten to thirty minutes!

However, it is important to keep in mind that results can still vary from patient to another. If you would like to know if pico laser is the best treatment for your skin problems and concerns, consult our trusted doctors.

Pico Laser and Q-switched Laser

The difference between Pico Laser and Q-switched Laser is the pulse duration, which is the time a laser shot stays on the skin. Q-Switched Laser fires at nanoseconds, while Pico Laser fires at picoseconds which is x100 shorter. This means more laser shots can be fired per second to break down pigments into much smaller fragments for your body to easily clear at a faster rate. Fewer sessions will be needed to see results. 

An overview on Pico Laser Singapore

Treatment Duration

10 – 20 mins

Recommended Session

5 – 10 sessions
depends on individual

Recommended Interval

3 – 4 weeks

Recovery Time

1 – 2 days

Treatment Cost

 From $88

Are there side effects for Pico Laser?

Pico Laser is FDA approved in Singapore with no adverse side effects reported. This laser treatment is fully customised to your skin concerns such as pigmentation or enlarged pores, the intensity will adjust the intensity accordingly. Your skin may look flushed right after the procedure which will subside within the day. For stronger intensity, may need 1-3 days longer.

You may resume normal activities after, but please do avoid: 

  • Prolonged sun exposure and apply sunscreen
  • Active ingredients in skincare like AHA, BHA, retinol
  • Strenuous exercises and hot sauna
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FAQ on Pico Laser treatment in Singapore

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream will be applied on the face for patient comfort. Depending on your skin concerns (pigmentation, enlarged pores or dull skin etc.), our doctors will use different handpieces and settings to treat and perform the treatment. Laser procedure will take 10-15 minutes while the numbing procedure takes up to 30 minutes.

Most patients find Pico Laser tolerable without much discomfort. Numbing cream will be provided to further minimise any discomfort to make the treatment experience comfortable.

Most patients will need 3-5 sessions of Pico Laser at a monthly interval for optimal results. Some patients may see improvements as early as 1-2 weeks. Ultimately, it depends on the severity of your condition like what kind of pigmentation we are treating, how big it is and how fast your body gets rid of the pigment naturally after the treatment. 

Our doctors will assess your skin to advise on the number of laser treatments.

Most skin pigmentation will not return after removal. However, new pigmentation may develop due to sun exposure, ageing or hormonal changes. Good skin care habits and maintenance treatments are recommended to prevent new pigments from forming and to ensure long-lasting results.

Yes, you can combine Pico Laser with injection treatments like Rejuran, Profhilo or Skinboosters to maximise the effects of Pico Laser for the various types of skin concerns you may have. Speak to our doctors to find out how you can customize your treatment plan to achieve your desired result.

Pico lasers can remove various types of unwanted skin pigments. Case in point: brown patches, freckles, and age spots can all be removed using pico laser. During your consultation, expert practitioners can put together a personalised treatment regime that can help you achieve clear, radiant, and rejuvenated skin fast and safely.

After a pico laser treatment session, the area treated might be tender to the touch. As such, it is crucial that you keep the area as clean as possible to avoid any skin irritations. Often, practitioners will also give patients after care instructions to ensure they recover fast.

Some patients report experiencing very minor and minimal side effects. Some of the most common side effects include temporary swelling and redness at the treatment site.