Laser Scar Removal

Pico laser is commonly used to treat pigment and tattoo. It is also useful for resurfacing to treat acne scar and pores.

Pico Laser Resurfacing

High power with ultra-short pulse in Pico laser will cause the target tissues to rapidly expand and subsequently be destroyed. Pico laser in resurfacing mode destroys the scar tissue from within (at subcutaneous layer), compared to traditional resurfacing laser which ‘destroys’ the scar tissues throughout all the layers. This explains why Pico laser has a shorter downtime.

FAQ

With adequate numbing cream, the level of discomfort is tolerable. You may feel ‘rubber band snapping’ and warm prickling sensation during the procedure.

Redness, swelling and mild pinpoint oozing are expected. The pinpoint oozing will disappear within an hour whereas the redness subside within a week. Patient can go back to office after 2 days and resume exercise after 1 week.

It depends on the severity of the scar, healing response and your expectation. Generally, 5 sessions should give a significant result. Pico laser can be repeated on a monthly basis.

You will notice smoother skin and smaller pores after 2 weeks. Accumulative effect over multiple sessions will give a more obvious and long-lasting result.

Fractional CO2 Laser

CO2 laser targets water within the skin cells. The laser energy will heat up the targeted scar tissue and cause cell regeneration and repair.

Fractional CO2 Laser

CO2 laser targets water within the skin cells. The laser energy will heat up the targeted scar tissue and cause cell regeneration and repair

CO2 laser, developed in 1964, was one of the first entries of all laser systems. It produces a wavelength of 10,600 nm which is the longest of all lasers in the market.  

Fractional CO2 laser is subsequently introduced for aesthetic use, especially for treating acne scars and pores. Fractional means the laser beam splits further into multiple smaller beams to leave some normal tissues intact, which will serve as healing spots to enhance the recovery speed. With fractional CO2 laser, the downtime and safety profile improve significantly.

Ablative                   Fractional

Ablative Vs Fractional CO2: the intact skin in between the fractional laser beam will speed up the healing process.

Venus Viva

Venus Viva uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy to treat acne scars and pores. Although Viva is not a laser, it also serves as a skin resurfacing treatment

Venus Viva

Venus Viva uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy to treat acne scars and pores. Although Viva is not a laser, it also serves as a skin resurfacing treatment

Venus Viva

Viva delivers RF energy through tiny pins, in contact with the skin without piercing through. The RF energy will quickly convert into heat which causes ablation and coagulation of the scar tissues. The RF energy will also stimulate collagen, resulting in skin firming and pores size shrinking.

Types of Laser

LaserSkin ConditionDowntime
Pico Laser (Rejuvenation)
• Uneven skin tone
• Pigment
• Melasma
• Oily skin
• Dull skin
Nil
Pico Laser (Resurfacing) • Acne scars
• Large pores
2-3 days
Pico Laser (Tattoo) • Tattoo removal 4-5 days
CO2 Laser (Fractional) • Acne scars
• Large pores
• Keloid
1 week
Venus Viva • Acne scars
• Large pores
• Cellulite
• Stretch marks
2-3 days