Facial Pigmentation & Brown Spot Removal & Reduction
Comprehensive Combination Treatment to Reduce Freckles, Melasma, Sun Spots & Brown Spots
What can this treatment possibly do?
This treatment attempts to remove or reduce the appearance of pigmented brown spots – such as freckles, sun spot, brown spots and melasma from the skin.
Hyperpigmentation or brown spots / patches related to melanotic lesions. However, this is a heterogeneous group with many pathophysiological origins requiring specific treatment approaches. Thus, a precise diagnosis is mandatory to assess if a laser approach can be useful and to determine the optimal parameters.
A consultation with our doctor is therefore required to correctly identify the type of brown spot or pigmentation on the face for the correct treatment to apply.
Sun Spots (Solar Lentigines)
Sun Spots (Solar Lentigines) are effectively treated with topical blanching cream, non-ablative dermal lasers, and intense pulsed light (IPL). The treatment with non-ablative dermal lasers has been proven to be the most effective approach, especially if the lesions are numerous.
Patients are advised to use sunscreens to tackle the menace of recurrences.
Freckles & Brown Spots
Non-ablative dermal lasers are effective both in treating freckles and brown spots (lentigines), including those associated with genetic disorders as they contain mainly pheomelanin, the optimal wavelength is 532 nm.
Café-au-lait macules can be treated with lasers, but the response may be variable. A test session on a small area should be done and evaluated to see the response and the stability after treatment before treating the entire lesion.
Nevus Spilus (light brown patches)
Non-ablative dermal lasers have demonstrated their efficacy in treating light brown patches (nevus spilus) on the skin.
Non-ablative dermal lasers used with low fluencies has shown preliminary interesting results in treating melasma. Apart from using non-ablative dermal laser, topical bleaching preparations, frequently containing hydroquinone can also be used in combination for treatment.
What medical technology or device does this treatment utilise and how it is done?
The main tool for treatment, depending on the type of pigmentation is the non-ablative depigmentation dermal laser. The treatment of pigmentary disorders by lasers is based on the selective photothermolysis.
In order to have a selective action, the length of the laser impulsion has to be at least ten times shorter than the relaxation time of the target. This relaxation time is proportional to the size of the target (but also depends on the shape and the thermal diffusivity of the target).
For pigmentary troubles due to melanin defects, the target is the melanosome. It is a lysosome-related organelle specific of the melanocytes within the melanin is produced. With their maturation, the melanosomes will be progressively filled with melanin and be transferred to the surrounding keratinocytes.
In addition, depigmentation agents with hydroquinone and chemical peels may also be used to treat pigmented skin depending on the situation.
What are the likely results? Any side effects or downtime?
Some reduction of pigmentation and brownish spot may be seen. It is however essential to be compliant with sun avoidance and meticulous photoprotective measures against both UV and visible light.
Application of a broadspectrum sunscreen (SPF 501, UVA-PF 28) on its own has been shown to not only decrease the incidence of melasma (brown spot & pigmentation) during pregnancy but also result in improvement of pre-existing melasma (brown spot & pigmentation) in pregnant patients.
Furthermore, recent studies have shown that visible light can result in hyperpigmentation lasting as long as 3 months, thus photoprotection in patients with melasma (brown spot & pigmentation) should include ingredients that protect against visible light (such as iron oxide) in addition to traditional ingredients that protect against UV Light.
Why Tiffiny Yang Clinic?
We focus on three things: Safety, Efficacy, and Personalisation.
Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics have been in the medical aesthetics market for a long time, and have performed many very good aesthetics procedures throughout the years. Our doctors are qualified medical doctors, and we use good quality HSA approved medical devices and products as your safety is of utmost importance to us.
All our Lasers, Radiofrequency Systems, IPL devices, Ultrasound Energy Machines are good and proven systems which had been used for some time in the market on many patients. They are all either HSA approved, CE Marked, or FDA approved systems. Since many people have used them – by sheer numbers, the behaviour and treatment outcome of the devices are generally known. The unexpected is unlikely to occur.
Our treatments are all clinically proven and are generally effective. Apart from effective treatments, our lady doctors are also known for being very gentle and caring. we want to get to know you personally so that we can tailor-make and customise the treatments to achieve your intended desires. It is for this reason that majority of our equipment and products are not “box-standard” but customisable.
Indeed, we have been known to go to great lengths to curate and customize the beauty treatments you desire to ensure that it is personally suitable for you.
We also want to get to know you so that you to feel comfortable and confident that you are in good hands when undergoing treatments at our clinic.
As all aesthetics treatment are part medicine and part art, one should choose an aesthetics professional or doctor whom is both a competent and qualified medical doctor, and whom also possesses a keen eye for beauty. More importantly, a keen eye for beauty which you agree with. In other words, you must trust your aesthetics doctor’s taste and sense of beauty.
Dr Tiffiny Yang is a doctor and a beauty queen. She was crowned Ms Singapore Universe, and is also a fashion model with some repute in her free time. She had been featured in fashion and glamour magazines which are household names and are published Asia wide. Our clinic treatments bear her eye, direction, believe and hallmark of beauty.
Note on Information
It is important to note that individual variation in responsiveness to the above treatment(s) may vary significantly. the above information is for general information purposes only, and is expressly subject to the specific facts and circumstances, the peculiar physiology and constitution of a patient, the intensity of a treatment, amount of product used, and frequency of treatment (as applicable). Outcomes may therefore differ from the information provided above. Click HERE to see the medical literature and references wherein the above information is based on.