Treatments from $180
(Brightening Peel included)
Gold Standard Pigment Laser for Asian Skin
Gold Standard Pigment Laser for Asian Skin
What Is It For?
- Solar Lentigo
- Hori’s Nevus
- Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
How It Works
Lutronic’s PicoPlus laser is an advanced second-generation Picosecond Laser, which is more effective and safer than traditional lasers.
It is a non-ablative pigment laser that works in ultra-short 450 picosecond laser pulses instead of nanosecond pulses in a Q-Switched Nd:Yag Laser (100x shorter), which means less photo-thermal effect (less heat).
A picosecond laser also has higher photo-acoustic effect (more energy), which means that a picosecond laser shatters pigmentation into smaller fragments which are more easily removed by the body’s immune system.
Pico Laser vs Q-Switched Laser Comparison
Both the Q-Switched Laser and Pico Laser target pigmentation.
Pigmentation under the skin absorbs the laser energy and is shattered into smaller fragments which are removed by the skin’s immune system.
The Picosecond Laser Difference
Due to the ultra-short pulse duration and high power of the Pico Laser, it breaks down pigmentation into a much smaller fragments compared to a Q-Switched Laser.
These pigment fragments are cleared faster with fewer number of treatment sessions.
Lutronic PicoPlus laser can deliver up to 1.8GW of power, making it amongst the most powerful picosecond lasers.
This gives Dr Boey the ability to remove stubborn pigmentation that cannot be removed using other traditional pigment lasers.
Lutronic PicoPlus compared to other Picosecond lasers
1. Stellar Performance
Lutronic PicoPlus is a second-generation picosecond laser that generates the highest peak power (1.8GW) in its class of 450 picosecond lasers. As the most powerful ultra-short pulse picosecond laser, it ensures faster results with fewer treatment sessions.
2. Designed for Stubborn Pigmentation Removal in Asian Skin
Unlike the first generation picosecond lasers which were originally designed for tattoo removal in Caucasian skin (lighter skin types), Lutronic PicoPlus was designed in Korea with the primary aim of Pigmentation Removal in Asian Skin. Laser settings and protocols have been optimised for enhanced effectiveness and safety in darker skin types.
3. Legacy of Excellence
PicoPlus is produced by KOSDAQ-listed Lutronic Corporation – the leading medical laser producer in Korea, with global footprints in US and Europe.
PicoPlus’s stable laser beam profile comes from Lutronic’s long-standing track record in producing cutting-edge pigment lasers like Spectra XT (nano-second Q-switched Nd:YAG laser) and Pico 4+ (first generation picosecond laser).
4. Four Picosecond Wavelengths for One Purpose – Flawless Skin
Lutronic PicoPlus has the most versatility amongst Picosecond lasers in treating stubborn pigmentation with 4 Picosecond wavelengths (532nm, 595nm, 660nm and 1064nm).
5. True picosecond laser – third party-certified
Lutronic PicoPlus is amongst the few true picosecond lasers (450 picosecond) available in Singapore like the Discovery Pico, PicoSure, and PicoWay.
Certain other lasers may be marketed as “Pico technology” but they are not true picosecond lasers, and are unable to generate the speed as a genuine pico laser, and may not deliver similar results.
Superior technology delivers optimal results in the hands of a skilled Laser physician.
Dr. Justin Boey is amongst the first group of Singaporean doctors to be trained in Lutronic PicoPlus in Seoul, Korea.
Based on his experience with Lutronic PicoPlus, he customises unique treatment plans for each patient based on proprietary protocols to ensure optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients are able to tolerate the lasers sessions without much discomfort. The laser feels like tiny warm pricks on the skin.
Are there any side effects?
A small portion of patients can experience a pinkish flush or mild itchiness after the laser, which goes away within a few hours.
Is there any downtime?
You can return to work or daily activities immediately after the laser. However, it is advised to stay avoid prolonged or intentional strong sun exposure for a week after the laser to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
For certain patients, some greying/browning/darkening of the existing pigmentation may be expected before it fades off. This is normal and one shouldn’t be worried as it will fade off in time.
How many sessions are required?
Depending on condition and the type of pigmentation, number of treatments can vary. A few factors influence the outcome of the treatment; nature of pigmentation, skin type, skin health, hormones and sun exposure etc.
On average, about 4 – 6 treatments will be required for best results.
Are results permanent?
Most pigmentation, like tattoos, will not return after removal. However, due to sun exposure, aging and hormonal changes (mostly in women), new pigmentation can develop.
It is important to apply sunscreen to prevent new pigmentation from forming. Regular maintenance treatments with the Pico Laser will benefit some patients.
How much does the treatment cost?
Treatments from $180 (Brightening Peel included).