Skin Laser Malaysia
Skin Laser Treatment in Malaysia
Skin Laser Malaysia
Mankind quest for a flawless radiant skin has led to the advancement in laser technology. It is now possible to significantly improve aged and sun-damaged skin, scars, as well as various skin pigmentation with just a couple of skin laser sessions. Today, dermatological laser treatment is one of the most effective aesthetic treatment technology has to offer. Skin laser treatments have quickly gain popularity among Malaysians and many aesthetic clinics in Malaysia are offering this as their one of their core service.
Skin Lasers Malaysia | What are lasers?
The term “LASER” stands for for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation”. Since its invention in 1960, laser system we have today are ever more sophisticated. In general, skin lasers can be devided into ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers.
Ablative skin lasers is a umbrella term for skin laser technology that have the capability of delivering an intense laser energy to vaporise the treated skin. On the otherhand, non-ablative skin lasers refers to laser systems that generate enough energy to treat the skin without causing excessive skin damage.
Skin Laser Malaysia | Ablative skin laser treatment.
Ablative laser skin resurfacing is one of ther most effective medical aesthetic treatment to improve ageing and sun-damaged skin. It is a common aesthetic treatment offered by most dermatology and medical aesthetic clinic in Malaysia today. There are a variety of ablative skin laser systems in Malaysia. The common ablative skin laser in Malaysia would be Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser system and Erbium Laser system
Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments work by delivering an precise and intense laser energy to the skin. This energy ultimately vapourise the outer layer of the skin to remove the aged and sun-damaged skin. When the treated skin heals, new skin cells will replace the treated skin cells giving rise to smoother and rejuvenated skin. In addition to this, ablative laser treatment also stimulate formation of new collagen in our skin. Combination of these result in smooth, firm and younger looking skin.
Skin Laser Malaysia | Non-ablative skin laser treatment.
In recent years, the popularity of non-ablative skin lasers in Malaysia has risen significantly. It has become a daily routine treatment in many dermatology and medical aesthetic clinics in Malaysia. The most commonly used non-ablative skin laser in Malaysia today is Q-switched Nd-YAG lasers. The other more premium non-ablative laser system in Malaysia worth mentioning are Copper Bromide Lasers, such as Norseld® Dual Yellow Laser, Pico-second Nd-YAG lasers, such as Picoway® laser, and Fraxel®.
Non-ablative laser treatments work by using specific laser wavelength to improve the appearance of the skin without injuring the surface of the skin. Various laser wavelength targets different chromophore (colour) on our skin. The major chromophore of importance on our skin include, melanin (black), haemoglobin (Red) and water. Because each laser wavelength have specific affiliate towards a particular chromophore, careful laser selection is important. For example, Nd-YAG lasers that produce 1064nm wavelength of laser are better suited in treating pigmentation related problem, while copper bromide lasers, with 578nm laser wavelength are better choice for red coloured birth marks and tattoo.
When laser light hits the target chromophore, for example melanin (pigment), the laser will cause melanin to shatter into small fragments. These fragments will then be removed from the body either via skin shedding or taken up by immune cells. This process ultimately causes pigmentation to lighten.
Besides targeting on specific chromophores, the heat generated by the laser also promotes collagen production. This causes the skin to tighten, giving a overall youthful radiance skin. Non-ablative laser treatment lessens the recovery period and reduces the number of complications if compared to its ablative counter-part. However, one usually requires multiple sessions of treatment before getting the desired result.
Skin Laser Malaysia | Common indication for skin laser in Malaysia.
- signs ageing skin such as fine static wrinkles and sagging skin
- pigmentation such as melasma, freckles, Ota’s nevus, Hori’s nevus, seborrhoeic keratosis and solar lentigo
- skin growths such as viral warts, papulosis nigricans and skin tags
- Scars such as acne scars or chickenpox scars
- Appearance of open pores
- Dull, uneven skin tone.
Skin Laser Malaysia | Benefits of skin lasers includes:
Skin Laser Malaysia | How is skin laser treatment performed and what should I aspect?
Skin Laser Malaysia | What is the price range for skin laser treatment in Malaysia?
The cost for a skin laser treatment in Malaysia range somewhere between RM500 – RM1500 per treatment, hugely depending on the level of treatment and the area needed to treat. Centres that uses superior laser systems may charge higher price.
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