Pigmentation Removal Treatments in Singapore

Pigmentation can simply be identified as patches on the skin that are darker than other areas of the skin.

It can affect people of all skin tones, ages, races, and ethnicities, and pigmentation removal in Singapore is a demanded pigmentation treatment.

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What Is Pigmentation: Understanding Skin Pigmentation Conditions

  • Pigmentation happens when your skin cells produce more melanin than normal. Melanin pigments are responsible for giving your skin tone its colour. The excess pigment is deposited deep within the skin, giving it a darker look than the skin around it. Sun exposure can exacerbate this condition.
  • It can appear in smaller patches, cover larger areas, or in rare cases, even the entire body.
  • While increased pigmentation usually isn’t harmful, it can be a symptom of another medical condition.

What are the different types of pigmentation?

There are several types of Pigmentation.


Freckles are small, flat, brown spots that appear on the skin, often in areas exposed to the sun. They are a common and harmless form of pigmentation.

Causes: Freckles are primarily caused by sun exposure, particularly in individuals with fair skin and those who are genetically predisposed to developing them.

Appearance: They are typically light brown and can vary in size. Freckles may become more pronounced with increased sun exposure.

Treatment Options: While freckles are harmless and usually don’t require treatment sessions, options such as lightening creams, chemical peels, or laser treatment can reduce their appearance if desired.

Prevention: Wearing sunscreen and protective clothing can help minimise the development of freckles.


Melasma is a skin condition characterised by brown or blue-gray patches, often occurring on the face. It’s more common in women and can be associated with hormonal changes.

Causes: Factors contributing to melasma include sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations (such as during pregnancy), and certain medications.

Appearance: Melasma appears as symmetrical patches, commonly affecting the cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and forearms.

Treatment Options: Treatment may include topical creams containing hydroquinone, laser treatment, or chemical peels. A tailored approach based on individual needs is often recommended.

Prevention: Sun protection and avoiding known triggers can help prevent or reduce the severity of melasma.

Sun Spots/ Solar lentigens

Solar lentigens, also known as sun spots or liver spots, are flat, brown spots on the skin. They are associated with ageing and sun exposure.

Causes: Sunspots are primarily caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds.

Appearance: These spots are usually brown and can vary in size and shape. They are most commonly found on areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, and arms.

Treatment Options: Various pigmentation treatments can reduce the appearance of sunspots, including laser treatment, cryotherapy, and topical creams.

Prevention: Regular use of sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding excessive sun exposure can help prevent the formation of sunspots.

PIH (Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, or PIH, is a type of skin discoloration that occurs following an inflammatory event such as acne, burns, or other skin injuries. It’s characterised by darkened patches or spots on the skin.

Causes: PIH is often triggered by an injury or inflammation to the skin, including acne, eczema, or dermatitis.

Appearance: The affected areas may appear darker than the surrounding skin, ranging in colour from light brown to black.

Treatment Options: Treatments may include creams, chemical peels, or laser treatments, depending on the severity and individual needs.

Prevention: Sun protection and proper wound care can help prevent or minimise PIH.

PIE (post-inflammatory erythema)

These are the red, pink, or purple patches left on the skin after acne breakouts.

PIE is as stubborn and frustrating as the original acne itself. The intensity of these will vary from person to person.

PIE commonly occurs in areas such as the face, neck, chest, and back

Causes: PIE is commonly associated with acne outbreak but can also occur after injuries or procedures that cause inflammation.

Appearance: Unlike PIH, PIE presents as red, pink, or purple patches rather than brown or black.

Treatment Options: Treatments may include laser therapy, silicone gel sheets, or other interventions aimed at reducing redness.

Prevention: Gentle skincare and avoiding picking or scratching your skin can help reduce the risk of PIE.

Hori’s nevus

Hori’s Nevus is a specific type of pigmentation that appears as bluish-grey discoloration on the skin, often symmetrically on both sides of the face.

Causes: The exact cause of Hori’s Nevus is unknown, but it’s more common in women and those of Asian descent.

Appearance: Bluish-grey spots or patches, often on the cheeks, upper lip, and bridge of the nose.

Treatment Options: Laser treatments are often used to reduce the appearance of Hori’s Nevus, with multiple sessions typically required.

Prevention: As the cause is unknown, specific prevention strategies are not well-defined.

Nevus of Ota

Nevus of Ota is a type of pigmentation that affects both the skin and the eyes. It’s characterised by an increased number of melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin colour.

Causes: Nevus of Ota is usually congenital, meaning it’s present at birth, but it can also develop later in life.

Appearance: It appears as a blue or greyish discoloration, often around the eye and on the skin near the eye.

Treatment Options: Laser treatments can be effective in reducing the appearance of Nevus of Ota, though multiple sessions may be required.

Prevention: As Nevus of Ota is often congenital, prevention is not typically applicable.

Dark Pigmentation Treatment Options

Glowwis offers a variety of pigmentation removal treatment based on the skin condition of each individual. The doctor will carefully analyse the severity of the condition, before deciding on the suitable treatment.

3D Pico Glow – Glowwis Signature Treatment

3D Pico Glow is our signature treatment using a combination of 2 lasers and a microneedle RF treatment. This programme is effective due to its holistic approach to treating pigmentation, melasma, acne scars, enlarged pores, etc. 3D Pico Glow is the appropriate skin pigmentation treatment programme for achieving a rejuvenated, revitalised, and smooth skin texture.

There are many more benefits of this laser treatment,so find out more with our staff.

  • Suitable for any skin type
  • Treated by an experienced, certified doctor.
  • Visible results
  • Minimum to No downtime.


Pico Laser 

Pico Laser is a type of laser technology used in various skin treatments. It operates by delivering ultra-short pulses of laser light to address pigmentation, scars, and other skin concerns. By working on pigmentation at a deeper level, it helps in managing skin tone.

Q – switch laser 

The Q-Switch Laser is a laser that emits high-energy pulses rapidly. It is commonly used for removing pigmentation, tattoos, and treating different skin pigmentation conditions. By focusing on melanin pigments in the skin, it can manage conditions like melasma and age spots without affecting the surrounding areas.

Gold plated Micro needle RF 

Gold Plated Micro Needle RF (Radio Frequency) is a treatment that combines micro-needling with radiofrequency energy. The gold-plated needles penetrate the skin, delivering RF energy that stimulates collagen production. This treatment is used for improving skin texture, reducing scars, and supporting skin renewal. It is known for its minimal downtime.

Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments for Skin Health

Chemical peels and laser treatments are part of our effective pigmentation removal treatment options. They can improve skin texture and address various skin pigmentation issues.

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Why Glowwis Is a Reliable Partner for Pigmentation Removal Singapore

  • We offer comprehensive skin analysis.
  • We are dedicated to patient satisfaction with results you will see and feel.
  • Your treatments will be performed by a board-certified medical doctor.
  • We have proven the science and art of pigmentation removal.
  • Our unique combo treatments have proven results.
  • We take care of your concerns with customized treatment plans.


How often should I treat my pigmentation?

The frequency of treating your pigmentation depends on the individual condition and its severity. Our doctors will carefully evaluate your specific situation to determine the right number of treatments and intervals between sessions. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment plan is tailored to your unique needs.

Is the treatment painful?

The sensation during the treatment is generally tolerable, feeling like a slight prickling with a warming sensation. We apply numbing cream before the procedure begins to minimize any discomfort. While sensations may vary, most patients find the experience to be mild.

Can my Pigmentation be removed permanently?

Permanent removal of pigmentation may vary from person to person. Our treatments are designed to provide noticeable outcomes, but results and their reccurrence can differ based on factors such as the severity of the condition, maintenance, and sun exposure. Ongoing care and adherence to recommended guidelines can help maintain the results.

How many sessions are needed to remove pigmentation?

The number of sessions required to remove pigmentation will depend on the severity of the pigments. After a thorough consultation, the doctor will advise you on the recommended number of sessions tailored to your specific condition, ensuring an effective approach to treatment.

When Can I see Results?

You can expect to see results after each session, with continued improvement throughout the treatment process. The visibility of results may vary based on the type and severity of pigmentation, but regular progress is typical for most patients.

How long is the treatment?

Each treatment session lasts about 20 minutes. The duration allows for careful application of the treatment, ensuring that the targeted areas are addressed effectively without rushing the process.

Is there any downtime?

Downtime can vary from no downtime to 2-3 days, depending on the specific treatment you undergo. We strive to minimize downtime as much as possible, allowing you to return to your daily activities with little to no interruption.