Oh, pigmentation, the bane of our lives. Brown spots, acne marks or uneven darkened patches can stick out like a sore thumb on our otherwise flawless complexion. But in the ongoing cycle of life, you can now have one less problem to fret over, thanks to a groundbreaking laser technology that helps you achieve fairer and pigment-free skin, so you can always put your best face forward.

Prive Clinic’s Discovery PICO uses the most advanced laser technology to treat pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoo inks. What’s different from the traditional Q-Switched lasers that break down the pigmented particles in granules, is that Discovery PICO works in picosecond pulses, fragmenting the particles in a really thin “dust” and breaking up melanin and pigment particles thoroughly.

With laser procedures, it’s important to go to certified doctors, or you might experience burns and scars. The procedure at Prive Clinic, carried out by a certified doctor, is safe, simple, comfortable and fast. Your skin will be cleansed before the treatment, and you’ll be wearing laser-protective goggles. The laser beam will be directed at the area of concern, heating the deeper layers of your skin and targeting the pigments without affecting the surrounding tissues. The high pulse energy of up to 800 mJ makes for precise targeting of big spots and even the smallest pigmented particles.

You can expect a tingling sensation during this procedure, which doesn’t require anesthetic. But comfort is key, so the doctor may prescribe some pre-medication or numbing cream. You may also experience mild to moderate redness, which usually fades within an hour after treatment. During this period, be sure to apply a light coat of moisturiser and sunblock over the treated areas, and avoid the sun – you want to achieve the best effects possible!

Discovery PICO uses the new OptiBeam II handpiece with flat tops of different shapes to suit varying laser needs. For instance, the Flat Top Round handpiece can be adjusted according to shapes of pigmented lesions, making the healing process more natural.

You know you’re in safe hands with a trusted doctor when it comes to laser technology that deals with your delicate skin. Here’s to brighter, blemish-free skin we deserve all day, every day.