Questions You Should Ask before Pigmentation Removal

Questions You Should Ask before Pigmentation Removal
  • 06 Dec 2021
  • Healthsprings Aesthetics

Pigmentation removal in Singapore can be an expensive, but it is necessary for some people who are dealing with discoloration on their skin. You may have to ask yourself a few questions before you decide if this treatment is right for you. With the prevalence of pigmentation removal treatments on the rise, many people are asking themselves one question: am I ready to take this step?

The process can range from lasers to chemical peels to treatments like IPL (intense pulsed light), laser therapy, or chemical peels. Laser treatment may be recommended if there’s significant excess melanin in your skin; however, results vary depending on how much pigment is in your skin and where it resides.

Think carefully about these important points before making any decisions about pigmentation treatment in Singapore. Read on if you want to know more about pigmentation removal.


What is the reason you are getting pigmentation removal?

Is the pigmentation bothering you and affecting your day-to-day life, such as when you’re at work or school or with family and friends? Do you have a medical condition that may be worsened by pigmentation? What are your goals in undergoing pigmentation removal, and how much are you willing to dedicate to the treatment?

While many take so-called cosmetic procedures lightly, appearance is heavily embedded into our psyche. Naturally, we all want to look the best we can due to a variety of reasons, not least of which is ensuring that our self-esteem is not badly affected by the way we look. Whether your reasons are cosmetic or medical are important in ensuring that we provide the appropriate treatment to clients.

Pigmentation is a natural occurrence in some cases, but it can also be caused by an injury or illness. The first thing to consider is how old your spots are and if they have been stable for at least six months. If so, then you’re likely only dealing with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation instead of heavier pigmentary problems like vitiligo or melasma that require medical treatment rather than just topical creams or lasers. Results vary depending on how much pigment is in your skin and where it resides, and different treatments may be recommended, including pigmentation removal in Singapore, as needed.


What are the ins and outs of pigmentation removal?

What kind of post care might I expect from this treatment? How long will it take to see results after treatment has been completed? How much does it cost and how long will it take to see results? What are the downtime and benefits of treatment?

As mentioned before, there are three types of pigmentation removal: intense pulsed light (IPL), laser therapy, and chemical peels. There are also additional topical creams that can either be used on their own or together with any of the above treatments.

It is imperative that the various suggested methods are compared thoroughly based on the client’s condition so that appropriate treatments are given based on the individual status of the skin.

Depending on colouration, treatments may last anywhere from a few months to a few years of consistent appointments as well.

IPL, laser treatments, and chemical peels can only remove the upper layer of skin cells and cannot change any pigment within the dermis (lower) layers due to how melanocytes function. While it does not affect any other types of cells in your body and thus never cause damage elsewhere, this means that clients with deeper pigmentation may need additional considerations in parallel with dermatology.

In summary

Pigmentation removal is a process that requires patience and persistence but the results are worth it. It’s important to note how you should prepare for pigmentation removal before undergoing treatment, as well as what to expect after your first session. The more informed you are about this topic, the better prepared you will be when making your decision.

Whether you are looking to remove the discoloring on your skin or just want smoother, brighter skin that is free from acne scars, come in for a consultation with our team of experts today! We offer fast results at affordable prices so you won’t have to wait long before seeing clearer, healthier-looking skin again.