Having a crystal-clear complexion is the holy grail of beauty

A vast majority of us are plagued by unwanted facial pigmentation, whether it appears as tiny spots or in large patches of varying colours.

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What is Pigmentation?

An oversupply of melanin in an area of the skin causes pigmentation. This could be due to natural inborn factors or external causes such as sun exposure.

Hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure is one of the main culprits of pigmentation in most individuals. Other common causes include hormonal changes, trauma, and certain medications.

Learn more about skin pigmentation in our blog post – 5 Facts About Skin Pigmentation That You Might Not Know

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What Types of Pigmentation Are There?

Different types of pigmentation have their own unique characteristics and therefore require different methods of treatment. Here are three common types of pigmentation:


Freckles are small brown marks that usually appear on sun-exposed areas.

Freckles can be easily lightened or removed with a laser known as the Q-switched ND Yag laser. The laser beam targets the melanin in the skin and breaks up dark particles. The dark particles are then removed from the body naturally over the next few days or weeks.

Solar Lentigo

Solar lentigines, on the other hand, are larger pigmented flat spots and have more defined outlines compared to freckles. They usually arise during your middle ages and appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, arms and hands.

These types of pigmentation occur due to the overproduction of melanin in these areas and can also be removed by the Q-switched ND Yag laser.


Melasma results in symmetrical, brownish patches on the face. It is more common in women and also in brown or tan complexions such as Asian skin. A variety of factors, including sun exposure, pregnancy, and hormonal treatment or imbalances, cause it.

Due to the unique nature of melasma, it is more difficult to treat compared to most other types of pigmentation. It can be slow to respond to treatment and may need more laser therapy sessions before any skin-lightening effects are observed. Once pigmentation treatment is discontinued, melasma may still return. Hence, melasma usually requires routine treatment for maintenance even after a successful series of treatments.


How is Pigmentation Removal in Singapore Carried Out?

The mainstay of pigmentation treatment is prevention through the use of ample sunblock lotion with diligent and frequent re-application. Once pigmentation occurs, a combination of several treatment methods can be used to lighten it. This includes oral medication, chemical peels, laser treatments and topical creams.

At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our doctor will be able to formulate treatment protocols to suit each individual’s skin condition and pigmentation concerns. Customised treatment is designed to help achieve pigmentation lightening, bringing you one step closer to crystal-clear skin.

How Can I Permanently Cure Pigmentation?

Although some spots may fade away with time, hyperpigmentation doesn’t really go away on its own. In most cases, pigmentation treatment is necessary to get visible and permanent results.

If you are frustrated with your hyperpigmentation, consult Dr Kelly Shiau to find the right pigmentation removal treatment in Singapore for your uneven skin tone.

Can Pigmentation Be Removed Naturally?

Some patches might fade by natural remedies, but in most instances, medical treatment is required to get the desired result in a shorter period of time.

What Laser Treatments Help with Pigmentation?

Our facial laser treatment in Singapore is just as effective. The Q-switch ND Yag laser is a device that is medically proven to reduce pigmentation. It targets the melanin in the skin and breaks it down, lightening the targeted pigmented area.

In addition to the Q-switch ND Yag laser, IPL (Intense Pulse Light Therapy) treatments can also be performed on the skin to lighten targeted pigments and produce an overall brightening effect.

How Can Laser Treatment Help Me If I Don't Have Much Pigmentation?

Besides treating pigmentation, regular Q- Switch ND Yag Laser and IPL treatments can help create a brighter complexion and even skin tone. Regular treatment sessions can help to stimulate collagen growth and can even minimise the appearance of pores.

Read more about it in our blog post – Skin Pigmentation Removal with Lasers

Or perhaps you are interested in other non-surgical skin treatments? Read more about them in our blog post – 4 Non-Surgical Treatments for Youthful Skin

How Much Will It Cost You?

Q-Switch ND Yag Laser price: 

10 sessions for $1988*

Get in Touch

If you would like to know more about the strategies we use to remove pigmentation in Singapore, contact us at +65 6815 9922 or WhatsApp/SMS us at +65 8866 9922 and book an appointment. You can also get in touch with us through our email at consult@luxaestheticclinic.com and learn more about our other services, such as acne scar removal, pore tightening, non-invasive skin lifting treatment, and so much more!

Important Information

*prices stated are exclusive of 8% GST.

Nothing in this website constitutes or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements.

Dr. Kellyn Shiau
Dr Kellyn Shiau graduated from University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore. After graduation, she practiced medicine in various major restructured hospitals and also privately with a well-established medical group in Singapore. She is experienced and has trained extensively in medical aesthetics for many years.


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