Using Dual Yellow Laser To Treat Pigmentation, Melasma, and Rosacea in Singapore
What is melasma?
Melasma is a type of pigmentation that causes skin discolouration. Although it can affect anyone, studies have shown that it is more commonly found in women, especially pregnant women and those who are consuming contraceptive pills or hormone replacement therapy drugs.
They appear as dark, irregular hyper pigmented patches that are commonly found on areas frequently exposed to the sun such as forehead, cheeks, nose, and lips. It is thought to be overactive melanocytes stimulated by female sex hormones to produce more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to the sun.
What is Dual Yellow Laser?
Dual Yellow Laser obtained approval from FDA for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesion. It relies on copper bromide based laser technology that offers multi-wavelength capability to treat a wide range of skin issues such as vascular lesions, skin pigmentation including melasma, other skin lesions such as seborrheic keratosis, and acne.
It is also very effective for overall skin rejuvenation treatment to brighten skin, treat fine wrinkles, and improve skin texture. Specially designed to penetrate deep into the skin without harming surrounding tissue, Dual Yellow Laser sets the gold standard for treatment for various skin abnormalities.
Why is Dual Yellow Laser particularly good for treating melasma?
Emitting unique wavelengths of 511nm and 578nm, Dual Yellow Laser corresponds well with absorption peaks for vascular and pigmented conditions. The unique wavelengths are capable of reaching the deep dermis and absorbed by the pigments without causing any collateral damage to surrounding skin.
The green and yellow lights emitted by the Dual Yellow Laser are effective for treating and clearing melasma. It works by curbing the production of melanin at the source. In other words, Dual Yellow Laser does not only treat melasma, it also reduces the production of melanin so the recurrence rate is low.
Dual Yellow Laser for skin redness and rosacea
As we age, fine blood vessels start to appear on the skin surface. This causes us to flush easily. Genetics and race are some other factors determining why some of us experience red, sensitive skin more than others. In particular, rosacea, a common skin condition, is a chronic, relapsing skin condition characterised by facial flushing and even pimple like lesions. This can be very disruptive to our daily lives.
Yellow light at 578nm emitted from Dual Yellow Laser is designed specially to target the oxyhemoglobin present in our blood. As a result, it shrinks the capillaries to effectively reduce the appearance of red patches on the face. Skin conditions associated with excessive vasculature such as rosacea, sensitive skin, telangiectasia, cherry angiomas, Poikiloderma of Civatte are all effectively treated with Dual Yellow Laser.