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Pro Yellow Laser

Pro Yellow Laser

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder especially in Asian women where patches emerge in certain patterns of distribution on the facial skin, usually seen in middle-aged women or women who have recently undergone pregnancy. Most commonly in the lower section of the lower eyelids and the upper area of the cheeks.

Common places for melasma to occur include:

  • Nose
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Areas around the upper lip

More than 90% of melasma cases occur in women above the age of 30. Women that live near the equator where UV exposure is higher are at a greater risk of developing melasma. Hormonal and genetic factors play a role in many cases.

How is melasma caused?

It is not yet fully known exactly why melasma is caused. Doctors believe that it could be due to melanocytes (cells responsible for skin tone) in the skin malfunctioning and over producing pigmentation. Hence, people who have a darker skin tone tend to have a higher chance of developing melasma as they naturally possess more melanocytes in their skin.

Potential triggers for melasma to occur include:

  • Exposure to UV rays
  • Using of certain skin care products that irritate the skin or stimulate the melanocytes
  • Hormonal changes brought about by pregnancy, hormone therapy or use of oral contraceptives

It is possible for one to be genetically predisposed to developing melasma.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea, on the other hand, is when your face becomes red and vascular, with blood vessels becoming visible under the skin. Sometimes, it also comes with small, pus-filled bumps on the surface of the skin. These symptoms might flare up and disappear periodically. Rosacea is commonly mistaken for acne or other skin conditions.

Rosacea might affect people of all ages and skin types. However, rosacea is most common in light-skinned middle-aged women.

What is the Pro Yellow Laser?

The QuadroStar Pro Yellow Laser is a CE and FDA-approved German-manufactured.

The main difference between the Pro Yellow laser and other types of skin rejuvenation lasers is that it has a very specific wavelength (577nm) that specifically targets both pigmentation and blood vessels. The wavelength of 577nm is good for treating Asian skin, especially those of darker skin tones as the green wavelength of 532nm seen in older machines has a significant chance of triggering hyper-pigmentation after treatment.

Blood absorbation coefficient
Pro Yellow Laser

The Pro Yellow laser is very versatile. It is used conditions such as melasma, pigmentation, facial flushing, spider veins, post acne redness, skin brightening and rejuvenation, etc

Why is the Pro Yellow Laser suitable for melasma & rosacea treatment?

Due to its unique wavelength, the Pro Yellow laser is instantly absorbed into the melanin (pigments) causing the melasma and, at the very same time, is absorbed into the surrounding blood vessels. This reduces the blood supply to skin cells which are responsible. This greatly reduces the chance that these cells can produce pigments and ensures longer-lasting results.

How is the Pro Yellow Laser treatment done?

With the inclusion of preparation time, each treatment session will last around 45 minutes. This treatment is generally well tolerated and is quite mild. Often, patients don’t even need the application of a topical numbing cream. The laser has been said to give a mild prickling sensation. Patients with a lower pain tolerance can be given a topical anaesthetic cream.

At times, other lasers such as Pico Laser and the Fotona Laser can be used in combination in a multi-prong approach to treating difficult melasma cases.

Do I require multiple treatments?

In general, for most cases of rosacea and melasma, you will require anywhere between 4-6 treatments with around 3 weeks rest period between each treatment session for the condition to fully clear up. Speak to our doctor at Cambridge Medical Group for more information regarding the treatments.

Is there any downtime?

After a session, the patient’s facial skin might be slightly sensitive and appear a little pink. However, there is no real downtime and the patient can resume daily activities immediately after.

Dr Shirley Kwee of Cambridge Medical

Dr Shirley Yuliana Kwee

Aesthetic Doctor and
Medical Director of Cambridge Medical Group
GDFM (Singapore)
Dr Shirley Kwee has amassed over 10 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine and is a trusted practitioner by her patients. Her clinical interests and expertise include injectables (dermal fillers), threadlifts, treatments for skin pigmentation, anti-ageing, weight loss and body sculpting. She strongly believes in helping patients understand their individual beauty and to enhance them with personalised treatment plans and finding the right combination of treatments for her patients.

Dr Lee Mun Heng

Aesthetic Doctor and Founder
of Cambridge Medical Group
With more than 15 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.

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