Important things you need to know before undergoing pigmentation removal in Singapore

Have you looked at your face in the mirror lately and noticed dark spots at some areas of your skin? Maybe you have even tried to scrub them to see if they were only dirt, but the spots remained despite the hard force you exert when wiping them off. Hold it—stop desperately trying to remove those stubborn spots on your own. There are effective ways to remove pigmentation from the skin and, if you want these gone forever, you should let a qualified doctor handle the process.

Here are the important things you need to know about pigmentation removal in Singapore.

  1. Leave it to the professionals.

With the abundance of topical skincare products that offer to whiten the skin and improve dark spots, it is quite tempting to take the matter of getting rid of pesky pigmentation into our own hands. We will tell you right off the bat that this is a terrible idea. Why, you ask, when doing it your way means you are able to do it in your own time and the products are cheaper compared to clinic treatments? We get your reasoning, but listen to ours. Removing pigmentation without the guidance of a professional can only worsen the situation, especially when you are using products that contain ingredients that you are not familiar with. You can end up getting an allergic reaction, which can further damage your skin and make your pigmentation problem harder to deal with.

  1. There are different kinds of skin pigmentation disorders.

“Dark spots” is a common term used to describe skin pigmentation disorders, but this does not mean that there is only one kind of pigmentation problem. There are several kinds of skin pigmentation problem, such as:

  • Age spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Hori’s nevus
  • Lentigines
  • Melasma
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sun spots
  • Tattoos

It is imperative that you are aware of what kind of pigmentation disorder you have in order to get the correct treatment to erase them. Comparing them to photos you see online might not do the trick as these skin discolorations can look identical. It is best to get the opinion of a doctor that has extensive experience on treating these skin problems to be sure.

  1. A single magic pill to address all types of skin pigmentation issues does not exist.

By this statement, we basically mean that a single treatment to successfully treat all types of skin pigmentation problems has not yet been invented. Hence, when you search for “skin pigmentation removal treatment,” your search will lead you to a variety of options ranging from oral medications to topical products to treatments done with the use of powerful machines like lasers. Also, you cannot just read about a certain treatment and instantly decide that this is the medium that you would like to use to get rid of your dark spots. Doctors who have spent years studying this subject are the best people to make the call on what treatment to use following a thorough examination of your skin.

  1. There are various options for pigmentation removal in Singapore

Treatments for the removal of pigmentation vary. Oral medications, such as supplements that contain antioxidants (e.g. colourless carotenoids, glutathione, L-cystine) that are clinically proven to help whiten the skin and provide UV protection are one of these. 

Topical skincare products are another kind of treatment that can help balance your skin colour all throughout. These clinically formulated creams and serums may use powerful ingredients like Hydroquinone and Tretinoin to treat spots on your skin. Products containing these two specific ingredients are prescribed by the doctor and should not be used without a professional’s supervision.

Laser treatments are perhaps the most well-known procedure when skin pigmentation treatments are talked about. Unlike topical products that only work on the surface of the skin, lasers use energy-charged light beams that penetrate deep into the skin. The heat from the laser reaches the melanin in the cells, which causes the skin discoloration, and breaks them down into powder-like pieces that are naturally processed and released by the body as waste. The benefits of using laser to correct skin pigmentation do not end there. Lasers can also suppress the formation of pigments, brighten up the skin’s complexion, and even clear tattoos from the skin.

  1. Only get procedures from legitimate clinics and medical professionals that are trained in handling skin pigmentation removal treatments.

We will not sugar-coat the fact that skin pigmentation treatments can come at a hefty price. Hence, you may find it enticing to go with a much affordable route, like doing it on your own or giving in to a “special package” offered at a cheap price. Skin pigmentation treatments, specifically those that use lasers, can be expensive when done in aesthetic clinics, but you can be assured that your skin will be in the best care of doctors. Most importantly, you can guarantee that you will get your money’s worth.

Final word

Dark spots and uneven skin tone are never permanent, not even “permanent” tattoos! With the use of the latest skincare technologies and clinically formulated products, these bothersome pigmentations can disappear from the skin forever.

Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore can help you with your skin pigmentation issues. This clinic offers different types of skin pigmentation removal treatments. You can be confident that Dr Edwin Lim is an expert at managing various kinds of pigmentation issues and only uses top of the line laser equipment at his clinic. You can expect your treatment to be customized according to your skin’s condition and needs. Patient safety is a top priority at Dr Edwin Lim’s clinic, so you do not have to worry about your skin being damaged further. You can rest assured that you can kiss that pigmentation problem goodbye once you have successfully completed an intensive treatment under the caring hands of a qualified skincare professional.  

Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic – Dr Edwin Lim

#02-12/13, Changi City Point

5 Changi Business Park Central 1,

Singapore 486038

By appointment only:

#05-51, Lucky Plaza

304 Orchard Road

Singapore 238863

+65 690042218

+65 96372218 (Whatsapp)