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PICO Laser at a glance

Procedure Type

Procedure Type

PICO Laser

Skin Improvement

Result

Pigmentation removal

Acne scars removal

Skin rejuvenation & brightening

Tattoo removal

*Results varies with individuals

Downtime

Downtime

Minimal

Treated Areas

Face, neck

Procedure Time

Procedure Time

30-minutes

What is PICO Laser?

Skin pigmentation, or the darkening of some parts of the skin, is a sign of ageing. As we get older, dark spots begin to appear on our skin, most visibly on the hands and forearms. These spots are primarily caused by the skin’s reaction to constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Sometimes, they are also caused by the changes in the body’s hormones. Often, these spots are unsightly, and adds to a withered appearance of the patient.

PICO is a cosmetic procedure that treats these visible pigments on the skin. It is the second generation of picosecond lasers, that can fragment the melanin and pigments on the skin, without affecting any of the surrounding tissue. Discovery PICO is offered by EHA Clinic in Singapore.

What can PICO Laser treat?

  • Pigmentation Removal
  • Acne Scars Removal
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Brightening
  • Tattoo Removal

PICO Laser is suitable for application on the face and neck.
Here at EHA Clinic, we provide PICO Laser treatment by Discovery PICO.

How does PICO Laser work?

The PICO procedure is done using a machine that emits the picosecond lasers. Before the treatment starts, the doctor will cleanse your skin, and help you put on laser protective goggles. The laser beam will be directed at the treated area, targetting the pigments in those specific areas and leaving the rest of the body untouched. The high pulses of energy (more than 800 mJ) helps the laser precisely target of big spots and small pigmented particles.

By lowering the pulse duration of the laser to PICO second, the ultra-short time of contact of the laser on the skin (one-tenth of the previous generation lasers), the minimal heat generated allows effective destruction and removal of the pigment with much lesser downtime and reaction. Instead of using heat to fragment the pigment, it is now using the photo-acoustic effect. This highly effective photo-acoustic effect is also used to stimulate the skin to build more collagen and improve skin texture and quality.

Unlike previous generations of lasers, PICO has a shortened time of contact, helping to minimize heat generated and side effects. This is important for residents of Singapore, where the scorching sun can aggravate complications post-laser.

Your PICO Laser experience at EHA Clinic

The treatment area is cleansed, numbing cream is applied.

The doctor then makes multiple passes at the areas.

Overall, the procedure is comfortable, painless and does not induce any form of scarring. Patients describe the sensation as a ‘tingling feeling’ Your doctor may prescribe a numbing cream to ease the slight discomfort you might feel during the treatment process. You may also experience some redness, which normally disappears one hour after you leave the clinic.

Treatment time is typically 30-60 minutes, depending on the site of treatment.

Meet your EHA Clinic Doctors

Dr. Elias Tam Portrait Rectangle

Dr. Elias Tam, the Doctor Trainer

Dr. Elias Tam, with over 30 years in medicine, leads EHA Clinic, focusing on advancing technical standards in aesthetic medicine. He holds the position of Clinical Lecturer at University College London, a distinctive honour as the sole aesthetic medical doctor and the only doctor from Asia in this role. Throughout his many years as an aesthetic doctor, Dr. Tam has held multiple hands-on training sessions and seminars, sharing his vast knowledge and expertise with aspiring doctors in the field.

Under his guidance, EHA Clinic offers a safe and comprehensive range of aesthetic treatments for the face, body, and hair; including FDA-approved procedures such as hair transplants, non-surgical face-lifting, body sculpting, fillers and other injectable treatments.

Dr. Jane Pang Portrait Rectangle

Dr. Jane Pang

Dr. Jane Pang holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Malaya and is registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). With special interest in Women’s Health, and a wealth of expertise in a variety of aesthetic treatments.

Not only that, Dr. Pang’s diverse medical background in General Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Paediatric Medicine further enriches her practice at EHA Clinic.

Dr. Jane Pang Portrait Rectangle

What to expect after procedure

A few weeks after the treatment, you will notice a change in the pigments, as clear areas will begin
to appear in the pigmented lesion (treated area), leaving you with clean, refreshed looking skin.

PICO Lasers can also be used to remove tattoos. Different settings on the machine allow for the removal of different colours of ink on the skin.
PICO Laser is widely used as a tattoo removal laser in the industry.

*Results may vary with individuals

Post-treatment care

It may be necessary to undergo a series of treatments. Depending on the type of pigmented lesions and the degree of lesions, this procedure usually takes from 3 to 6 treatments. The melanin pigment continues to fade in between each treatment.

*It is important to find a certified and trained professional to conduct this procedure. 

Who is suitable for PICO Laser treatment?

PICO Laser treatment is suitable for patients with pigmentations/scarring issues. Proper consultation is required to determine if you are a suitable candidate for PICO Laser. 

Interested in Discovery PICO Laser treatment?

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