Laser surgery has been used for over 40 years for the treatment of various skin conditions but may also cause scarring and pigment changes on the skin if used inappropriately or by the wrong person. The final result will only be as good as the operator, so choose your operator wisely. The lasers used at Laser Dermatology and Peninsula Dermatology are operated by registererd nurses who practice under the direction of dermatologists with expertise in laser surgery.
Dr. Rodrigues has gained expertise in laser surgery through training and work both locally and in Singapore’s National Skin Centre. Dr. Rodrigues also applies necessary special considerations when treating skin of colour with laser to avoid common and unnecessary complications.
Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL) is not technically a laser. People with skin of colour should avoid IPL because it is more likely to cause pigment changes and scarring in this group.
Conditions that may be treated with laser include:
- Visible capillaries on the skin
- Spider neavi
- Leg veins
- Venous lakes on the lip
IPL is NOT a safe device in those with skin of colour
- Solar lentigines (freckles/sun spots)
- Neavus of Ota
- Hori’s Neavus
- Certain pigmentary disorders
- Scars and wrinkling
- Sun damaged skin
- Excessive Sweating
- Keloids scars