Pigmentation Treatment

Did you know that facial pigmentation spots and patches are one of the biggest skin concerns of Singapore women? Living in a tropical country makes you vulnerable to skin pigmentation. While you can’t hide from the sun, you can lighten or remove pigmentation with dermatological and laser treatments.

Dr. Wong’s Holistic Approach to Pigmentation Problems

An experienced dermatologist with over 20 years of experience, Dr Wong Soon Tee will be able to accurately identify the cause and nature of your pigmentation and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.

    Sunscreens and medical grade lightening creams.

    These contain potent and effective ingredients that lighten the skin and help to slow down the melanin production. Dr Wong will prescribe the correct regimen for your hyperpigmentation to lighten or remove them with satisfactory outcome.

      Helios III Q-Switched ND-YAG laser

      This pigment laser is able to break down your pigment without damaging the skin surface. It gives good results in the treatment of melasma, lentigines, Hori’s macule, freckles, stubborn acne marks, age spots as well as tattoos. With the latest Korean fractional technology, the downtime from this laser treatment is minimal. Recovery is also a lot faster and the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is greatly reduced.

        Stellar M22 OPT (Optima IPL)

        This is an advanced and improved version of Intense Pulse Light (IPL). It penetrates tissue to create controlled destruction to the melanin pigment of freckles, sunspots, age spots while leaving the surrounding healthy skin unaffected. Clinical studies have shown that this technology can reduce superficial pigmentation by 84.6% after just three sessions and it drastically maximises the safety margin during treatment for patients with darker skin tone. Most patients with superficial skin pigmentations are highly satisfied with the cosmetic outcome of OPT treatment.

          “Spot” the Real Problem

          What is melanin? It is the natural pigment in the body that gives color to your hair, skin and eyes. But when the melanin-producing skin cells become unhealthy or damaged, it will increase its production of melanin pigment, which causes the skin to have brown spots and hyperpigmentation. There are different kinds of hyperpigmentation, which includes freckles, lentigines (sun spots), melasma, Hori’s macule, seborrheic keratosis (age spots) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It will be good to identify which kind you have in order to find the right treatment for you and your skin.

          Beat that Blemish!

          Don’t experiment with your skin if you are concerned about your pigmented spots. An accurate diagnosis is the key to effective pigmentation treatment. When the problem is not diagnosed accurately and the wrong treatment approach is applied, it can worsen your skin pigmentation even more.

          Frequently Asked Questions About Pigmentation

          Can laser remove pigmentation permanently?

          It depends on the type of pigmentation being treated:

          • Freckles – Recur easily upon sun exposure
          • Lentigines (sun spots) – Recurs months to years later
          • Melasma – Recur easily upon sun exposure
          • Hori’s macule – 10 to 12 years later
          • Seborrheic keratosis (age spots) – One to several years later

          How many laser sessions are needed for pigmentation?

          • Freckles – 1 to 3 sessions
          • Lentigines (sun spots) – 1 to 3 sessions
          • Melasma – Several to multiple sessions. Often, it is impossible to clear completely
          • Hori’s macule – 5 to 10 sessions
          • Seborrheic keratosis (age spots) – 1 to 2 sessions


          How can I prevent skin pigmentation?

          • Freckles – Good sun protection will help in minimizing recurrence
          • Lentigines (sun spots) – Good sun protection
          • Melasma – Good sun protection. Stop contraceptive pills usage
          • Hori’s macule – Unpreventable
          • Seborrheic keratosis (age spots) – Unpreventable

          What are the causes of skin pigmentation?

          • Freckles – Genetic, sun exposure
          • Lentigines (sun spots) – Sun and age related
          • Melasma – Genetics, Usage of contraceptive pills, pregnancy, sun exposure
          • Hori’s macule – Unknown
          • Seborrheic keratosis (age spots) – Sun and age related; genetic
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            Dr. Wong Soon Tee

            Consultant Dermatologist

            Dr. Wong Soon Tee

            Consultant Dermatologist

            Care and Professionalism Refined by
            Over 20 Years of Dermatology Experience

            • MBBS, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
            • MRCP. Member of Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
            • FAMS, Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore
            • Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
            • Visiting Consultant, University Dermatology Division, National University Hospital
            • Visiting Consultant, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Centre, National University Hospital

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