Laser and Broadband Light Treatments
Light treatments are becoming increasingly popular for being an effective yet non-surgical method to treat a variety of skin conditions. From treating pigmentation to scar removal, there are a variety of treatments available to help alleviate your skin concerns. Dr Khoo provides the following treatments.
The Carbon Dioxide laser is used for removal of raised skin growths and can treat both pigmented and non pigmented growths. The treatments are usually done under topical anesthesia with numbing cream and take 15-60 minutes as a day surgery.
The recovery period is around 5-7 days as there are visible red spots after the treatment. After another 5-7 days, these red spots can usually be covered up and may last 4-6 weeks.
Starwalker Picosecond Nd YAG Laser
This is an innovative laser procedure that delivers very short pulses of light in 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths. As these pulses are 100 times shorter than traditional lasers of the same kind, these pulses can deliver a photo-percussive effect that has both increased effectiveness with less injury to the overlying skin. The result is effective removal of pigment, red spots and scars with less risk.
Because the treatment can reach deep collagen, there is also a rejuvenating effect for the skin. It also stimulates collagen production to improve acne scars. The procedure is done under topical anaesthesia with a numbing cream and takes 30-60 minutes. Downtime depends on the type of treatment and can be from 5 – 14 days.