Unless you’re genetically blessed with flawless skin, there’s no doubt that many of us suffer from a multitude of skin concerns that don’t come with instantaneous solutions. Or do they? Just do a quick Google search of ‘laser treatments in Singapore’ and you’ll see how these facials claim to fix your common skin woes — such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles — most often with immediate and effective results.

What is it about laser treatments that make them so effective? Is there any downtime? What are some laser clinics in Singapore? How helpful is laser resurfacing? If you’re brimming with questions such as these, well, rest assured: Daily Vanity has done the homework for you.

What are laser treatments/facials?

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A laser facial is exactly what it sounds like: a laser treatment that addresses top skincare concerns. A dermatologist or skincare specialist can recommend you a specific treatment to suit your skincare needs, though there are two primary types to take note of: ablative and non-ablative laser treatments.

Ablative laser treatments:

Ablative laser treatments work by vaporising the outer layers of the skin. This causes the skin to heal and restructure, which can bring about positive results such as increased collagen production. This makes them ideal for treating visible signs of ageing, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Depending on which treatment you go for, the effects can last up to five to seven years with proper aftercare. However, it is also more of an aggressive and invasive procedure as compared to non-ablative lasers, so expect a longer recovery time of at least one to two weeks.

Non-ablative laser treatments:

Non-ablative laser treatments, on the other hand, work by heating up tissues in targeted areas of the face without actually destroying them. Likewise, this stimulates collagen production that helps fill in unwanted skin imperfections. However, this also means that more often than not, there are no immediate results. Multiple treatment sessions are often required, though there is a reduced recovery time and risk.

What do I need to know before going for laser treatments in Singapore?

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First of all, there is no age limit when it comes to getting laser treatments. Suitable candidates for laser treatments depend largely on an individual’s skin condition rather than their age, so you can rest easy knowing that now (or the future!) is a good time as any to go for a laser facial.

Another important point to note? It may have the word ‘facial’ in the title, but the key difference between a normal facial and a laser facial is the definite need for recovery time. Post-treatment care is a must, though the steps vary depending on what treatment you opt for. An underlying theme between most aftercare procedures for laser facials in Singapore is to avoid sun exposure. Make sure to apply sunscreen liberally, and schedule some recovery time (at least a day or two) directly after the procedure.

And of course, the most frequently asked question when it comes to laser treatments: will it hurt? Well, there might be some pain involved. Most reports show that the pain level is equivalent to ‘a rubber band snapping against your skin’, but it really depends on the laser, depth and area of treatment as well.

What are some of the risks and side effects associated with laser treatments in Singapore?

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The risk level is significantly higher with ablative laser treatments, of course.

Common side effects for ablative laser treatments include:

  • Redness, swelling and itching;
  • Acne;
  • Infection;
  • Changes in skin colour;
  • Scarring; and
  • Ectropion: this a rare occurrence where the procedure can cause the eyelid to turn out and expose the inner surface.

Common side effects for non-ablative laser treatments are more towards redness, swelling, and infection.

How can I prepare for a laser treatment in Singapore?

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Preparation procedures mostly vary based on which clinic and procedure you pick. Have a thorough consultation with your doctor to discuss your expectations, and make sure to inform them about what you’re looking to get out of this procedure. A reputable clinic will also conduct a physical exam and review your medical history to ensure that you’re a good candidate for laser treatments.

A majority of clinics recommend staying out of the sun a couple of weeks prior to and after the procedure, while some recommend smokers to stop smoking at least two weeks before the treatment. This is due to the fact that smoking can dry out the skin, thus causing the procedure to be less effective while also prolonging recovery.

Where to get laser treatments in Singapore?

Laser treatments for acne scarring:

Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics

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Acne, pigmentation, and redness can take a huge swing at your self-esteem, which is why Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics created the Acne Red Mark Laser to empower you with renewed confidence.

The non-invasive laser treatment uses Dual Yellow Laser, which emits a combination of yellow and green lights to combat acne, soothe redness, and lighten pigmentation.

This yellow light gently obliterates acne-causing bacteria and eradicates active acne while stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production for firmer, even-toned skin. It addresses a wide range of skin concerns and also works to reduce melasma and skin sensitivity.

Depending on the severity of your condition, you’ll be recommended to go for at least three to five sessions, with each session lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After these treatment sessions, you’ll be greeted with brighter, clearer skin with less redness and visibly fewer blemishes. You can also expect a reduction in sebum production – a major bonus for those with oilier complexions.

With four clinics located at convenient spots in Singapore, Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics is dedicated to providing you with the best solutions for your concerns. Whether you’re looking for skin solutions, advice on beauty matters, or simply looking to pamper yourself, you’ll be in for a rejuvenating and revitalising experience with the clinic’s suite of personalised treatments.

Here are some of the other laser treatments the clinic provides to address various skin concerns, such as acne, acne scars, pigmentation, as well as dull and dry skin:

For more information on these laser treatments, head over to our Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics’ Acne Treatment Program Blog.

Address: 360 Orchard Road, #05-06, International Building Singapore, 238869 | 1 Jurong West Point 2, #03-05 Jurong Point (Jurong Point 1), Singapore 648886 | 10 Tampines Central 1, #05-12 Tampines One, Singapore 529536 | 9 King Albert Park, #01-47, KAP Mall, Singapore 598332
Price: Contact the clinic to find out more about their customised packages
Contact: 6733 4433 | WhatsApp 9090 4433

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Illumia Medical

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You can find the special-edition smart ablative laser system known as SmartXide2 Fractional CO2 Laser at the ultra-modern aesthetics and medical clinic Illumia Medical. What’s different about this edition? It comes with customisable parameters to treat the skin at delicate, superficial energy levels for deeper skin resurfacing action.

Where signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and textural irregularities are concerned, Illumia’s version of the laser device also reduces the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which is a common concern with traditional CO2 lasers. Top skin conditions such as dull skin, acne scars or depressed skin scars are effectively cleared with this treatment while simultaneously rejuvenating the skin from within and stimulating new collagen production.

Going beyond just treating skin imperfections, Illumia Medical is an all-in-one centre that is fully equipped with complementary treatments to enhance your skin’s vitality after a CO2 laser treatment. To speed up your healing process, the clinic’s Medical Director Dr. Ram Nath, who performs the treatment, may also recommend an LED light therapy, which is proven to aid in the skin’s natural repair abilities while giving you natural-looking results.

Illumia Medical pushes the boundaries of medical aesthetics and plastic surgery in Singapore, with thoughtfully designed treatment protocols to help modern men and women realise their aesthetic dreams with natural-looking, flawless results.

Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, #05-12, Singapore 238880
Price: Between S$800 and S$1,200
Contact: 6454 5465 | 9656 5464 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message) | email [email protected]
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The Clifford Clinic

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A laser resurfacing treatment, The Edge Fractional CO2 Treatment uses the latest Fractional CO2 lasers. This treatment causes minimal redness and scabs, with reviews claiming that the skin appears completely healed just three days after the procedure.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 50 Raffles Place, #01-01 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6532 2400 | [email protected]
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DRx Clinic

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DRx Clinic’s CO2 Laser Treatment is also suitable for those with enlarged pores, fine lines, and photodamaged skin. Reviews talk about how the treatment has had lasting effects in reducing acne scars and also in improving skin elasticity.

Address: 302 Orchard Road, Tong Building, #16-01/02, Singapore 238862
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6733 1555 | [email protected]
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Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic

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Helmed by founder Dr. Kellyn Shiau who has trained extensively in medical aesthetics, Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic’s Edge Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment helps to give smoother, tighter and clearer skin, with results demonstrating clear improvement throughout the next three to six months.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 2 Handy Road, The Cathay, #02-09, Singapore 229233
Price: From S$360 onwards
Contact: 6815 9922 | [email protected]
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Cheongdam Korean Skin Management

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While lasers are effective for tissue tightening, a micro-needling treatment can address the same issues quickly with comparatively shorter downtime. There’s also less risk of swelling and redness when you opt for micro-needling. If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, try Cheongdam Korean Skin Management’s Scar Repair Microneedling Treatment.

In this minimally invasive treatment, a unique two-part micro-needling technique is paired with patented serums to target pigmentation, large pores, scars, fine lines, and various other blemishes on your face and body. The treatment also picked up our ‘Best Scar-Lightening Facial’ award at the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards!

The treatment will begin with spot-needling to target areas that require more attention, such as pitted scars, stubborn dark spots, and wrinkles. After, a professional needling pen machine will be used on your whole face. This creates hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds on the top layer of your skin, which helps to speed up your skin’s natural collagen production and regeneration. Rest assured, a numbing cream will be applied to your skin before the treatment begins to reduce the pain. You may experience a tiny bit of bleeding during the treatment, but you won’t be left with any scars.

Your skin will feel tighter and look more rejuvenated after just one session. If you have severe scarring and pigmentation issues, you may require more sessions to achieve even better results.

Address: 124 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088533 | 10 Sinaran Drive, Novena Square 2, #03-80/81/82, Singapore 307506
Price: S$328
Contact: 6268 3686 | 9066 9466
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The Aesthetics Centre

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The Aesthetics Centre offers a range of laser treatments, but one of its most popular treatments is its Laser Resurfacing and Acne Removal treatment. This non-ablative treatment makes use of heat to stimulate the formation of new collagen which will in turn help increase your skin’s elasticity and improve your skin tone. And since superficial damaged skin cells are removed during this treatment, you’ll notice that you will breakout less!

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, Office Tower, #01-137, Singapore 237994
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6820 3308 | 6820 3309 | [email protected]

Laser treatments for hyperpigmentation and pigmented skin lesions:

Dr Steven Aesthetics And Laser Clinic

Addressing other skin concerns such as melasma, sun spots, age spots, freckles, and even birthmarks, this laser treatment from Dr. Steven Ang allows the skin to look brighter and more radiant than before. Curious? We know we were. We sent a member of our team down to try out the procedure for herself. Click here to see what she thinks!

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 75D Redhill Road, #01-112, Singapore 154075
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6476 7333 | [email protected]
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Freia Medical

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With a full set of established lasers as well as a skincare range available, it’s safe to say that Freia Medical is here to help you tackle hyperpigmentation head-on with its range of laser treatments.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 101 Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square Novena, #14-11/12/13, Singapore 329565 | 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria (Office Tower), #19-03, Singapore 238877
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6735 8180 | [email protected]
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Joyce Lim Skin & Laser Clinic

With a variety of laser treatments available to address specific skincare concerns, Joyce Lim Skin & Laser Clinic is certainly the place to go. The ADVATx Laser Treatment is most suited for those suffering from pigmentation problems. The use of a patented pulse synchronisation technology generates a train of light that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin as well as targets the sebaceous glands and improves pore size.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon Medical Suites, #11-16 to 20, Singapore 238859
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6834 9159 | [email protected]
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Mizu Aesthetic Clinic

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A quick scroll through Mizu Aesthetic Clinic’s Instagram page shows that this is the place of choice for several notable influencers (Christabel Chua, Jessica Tham, Hashy Yusof, and Nicole Chang Min are fans). Their Discovery Pico Laser is known to tackle and clears pigmentation conditions in several sessions, with there being apparently close to no downtime needed after the procedure.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Link Mall, #B2-12, Singapore 018984
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6634 4033
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Laser treatments for ageing skin:

MODE Aesthetics (formerly known as LUSH Aesthetics)

The V-Shaper Contour Treatment is one to go for if you’re looking to rid your skin of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. According to MODE Aesthetics, visible results can be seen in just one session, with your skin condition improving progressively throughout the next few months.

You can read more about the procedure here.

Address: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #03-33, Singapore 238843 | 311 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Mall, #B2-37, Singapore 467360 | 1 Maritime Square, Harbourfront Centre, #02-65, Singapore 099253 | 50 Jurong Gateway Road, JEM, #04-19, Singapore 608549
Price: Contact them to find out
Contact: 6737 4964 (Orchard) | 6386 5964 (Bedok Mall) | 6256 9018 (Harbourfront Centre) | 6694 4448 (JEM)
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