WE TREAT ALL TYPES OF PIGMENTATION
Often found in Asian skin. It manifests as irregular patches of darker brown discolouration, usually on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and lips. It is more common in women and in darker-skinned people, and can be aggravated by sun exposure and hormonal changes.
They are small brown spots on sun-exposed areas, seen in genetically more susceptible people.
It be categorized into vascular (red) or pigmentation (brown) birthmarks. our. Red coloured birthmarks are caused by a localized area of abnormal blood vessels. Brown birthmarks arise from localized areas of excessive pigmentation.
Pigmentation is brown spots or patches on the skin caused by an excess melanin production in the skin. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes at the lower layer of the epidermis and can be triggered by sun exposure.
Sun spots, also known as solar lentigo, are dark brown spots found on the skin. They are caused by sun exposure and commonly seen in skin areas such as the face, hands, and arms.
POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
(PIH) is due to the skin’s pigment cells overreacting, which produces more pigmentation during the healing process. PIH often appears following other skin injuries like cuts and burns.
An acquired benign dermal melanocytosis as a small macular hyperpigmentation on the face. Especially the malar areas and both sides of the forehead. The colour of the lesion is mostly blotchy grey to blue.
Age spots are small, flat dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms.
How do we treat pigments at Ensoul?
Our doctors have devoted years of aesthetic experience to finding the best solution for pigmentation removal. Having accumulated years of experience in the use of different lasers and energy-based modalities, our doctor has permutated a combination of treatments and topical medication to illuminate dark spots using a range of combinations of lasers that include pico laser and yellow laser. Different laser treatment modalities use different wavelength sources of high-energy light; it can target different layers of the skin or skin issues.
Using a combination of lasers, we can augment the stimulation of collagen production and the regeneration of new skin cells, yielding better results. This method would be more demanding and therefore requires an experienced doctor. Our objective is to help patients achieve smaller pores, smoother skin, lightening of pigmentation and fairer skin. It also includes intense toning, lifting, skin tightening, and pronounced skin renewal, resulting in a natural glow and lightening effect.
The series of non-ablative lasers treat both the epidermis and the dermal layers of the facial skin. While the laser skin resurfacing focus on the epidermis layer of the skin, causing the skin to rejuvenate and create new, healthier skin cells, resulting in an improvement in skin tone and texture. One of the many benefits is that there is no downtime. Patients are able to walk out of the clinic looking radiant and more youthful after one session.
OUR LASER MACHINES
Every person's aesthetic goals and desires are different. Our aim is to plan, together with you, your journey to enhance your own natural beauty and reclaim your healthy, youthful appearance. With over 10 lasers machines in our clinic, we can customise the suitable lasers treatment according to your pigmentary concerns and achieve optimal results for you.
WHAT CAUSES PIGMENTATION?
When our skin is exposed to the sun's rays, melanocytes are naturally stimulated to produce more melanin in an effort to protect the skin from burning. This sun-fueled overproduction of melanin causes the dark spots on our bodies that we recognize as sunspots on the most commonly exposed areas, such as the face, hands and décolleté.
The number of melanocytes decreases as skin ages, but the remaining ones increase in size, and their distribution becomes more focused. Regulation of the melanosomes also becomes less controlled. These physiological changes explain the increase of age spots in those over 40.
Other common factors that can trigger pigmentation include hormonal changes, pregnancy, genetics, skin trauma, and inflammation caused by acne.
What Are The Other TREATMENT Options
for Pigmentation Removal?
MEET THE DOCTORS
DR KENNETH THEAN
MBBS (Singapore’86) . FRCS (Edinburgh’86) . FRCS (Glasgow’86)
“Pigmentation is a complex skin disease, it should not be viewed as one single condition. My goal is to treat your skin holistically for an overall long-term improvements in one’s skin”
For founder Dr Kenneth Thean, ENSOUL Medical Clinic has been a life-mission. His enduring passion and belief in the curative powers of lasers have charted the facility’s success over the years. With a dedication to concentrate on the treatment of complex skin problems such as pigmentation, acne, scars, eczema and skin laxity. Dr Thean had spent many hours learning and improving his knowledge of lasers and other energy-based devices, both locally and overseas. He now contributes to expand the science and art of aesthetics medicine. He has also been regularly invited as a speaker at many medical conferences held periodically in countries internationally and regionally. To quench his insatiable thirst for knowledge, Dr Thean constantly updates himself with the latest developments in cosmetic medicine.
DR CHIAM CHIAK TENG
MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (Singapore), Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (USA)
"Skin health is the basis of beauty, my goal is to work closely with you
to achieve natural, healthy results for your skin”
A trained practitioner in aesthetic medicine, Dr Chiam, Resident Doctor at the Ensoul Medical Clinic, is a proponent of using customized skin products in combination with energy-based devices such as injectables, lasers and ultrasound. A fascination for thread-lift techniques led to an intensive training stint with the specialists in Korea. Dr Chiam, a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, has also been invited regularly to give talks and share his knowledge on laser treatment, techniques, and innovative technology to his peers, regionally. Apart from clinical experience spanning more than a decade, Dr Chiam draws extensively from his substantial experience in aesthetics training. A firm believer in the virtues of lifelong learning, Dr Chiam regularly participates in medical conferences, and Singapore radio talk shows. Apart from being interviewed by the media, he too pens articles on aesthetic medicine, for reputed newspapers, and magazines in the region.
ABOUT ENSOUL MEDICAL CLINIC
ENSOUL Medical Clinic is an established Medical Aesthetic Clinic with a special interest in treating pigmentation, pimples, scars, eczema, and skin laxity. The lion's share of its medical laser procedures is dedicated to addressing issues like difficult pigmentation, melasma, spots, and deep atrophic acne scars. Easily reachable along Orchard Road, ENSOUL focuses on being a one-stop destination for skin treatments. Think skin, think laser, and think ENSOUL.
ENSOUL is fitted with an enviable repertoire of more than 50 contemporary medical devices to address a broader range of aesthetic problems better. Supported by a suite of more than 10 speciality medical lasers and 40 energy-based devices, the one-stop destination Clinic offers an exhaustive range of bespoke skin solutions. The availability of standby equipment, to tackle emergent situations and contingencies, further adds to the overall confidence levels of doctors and patients.
Apart from local patients, the Clinic caters to patients' medical and aesthetic aspirations across the region - in all age groups. The devices, singly and in combination, are used to resolve an extensive range of skin problems to optimal results.
At ENSOUL, your safety comes above all.
Daily and weekly internal maintenance checks of the devices and equipment are an important component of our safety protocols. We also service our equipment once every quarter to ensure the machines are in optimum power. We take our patients' safety seriously. Remember, at ENSOUL; you can truly relax in our care.
Setting our sights on providing patients with comprehensive skincare & body solutions. Ensoul Body Medical Clinic, a sister brand, was founded to provide patients with body contour management with medically proven, non-invasive and no downtime treatments.
The ENSOUL experience is a guarantee of warm and friendly personalised care. Welcome to life-altering experiences, set in comfortable purpose-built rooms that are ideal for consultation, laser treatment and supplementary procedures.
Nothing eludes our eyes as we strive for perfection. We spare no effort to ensure patients' comfort and safety throughout their journey with us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Pigmentations can sometimes recur even after successful treatments. The recurrence is due to the constant exposure to the sun as well as our hormones. We can prevent pigmentation from recurring by applying sunscreen with at least SPF 50 diligently and adopting sun protection measures to have long-term sustainable results. Treatments can only clear your pigmentations, ultimately, a proper skincare routine is equally essential in preventing pigmentation recurrence.
Every individual is different, even for their treatments. Usually you would be able to see some results after one session, but you may need a few sessions to completely clear the pigmentation as it is also dependent on the severity of the pigmentation.
It is a gentle treatment and almost no downtime from this treatment. The possibilities of redness could be seen and the redness should subside in few hours.
Any area of the body can be treated safely and effectively. Our most common treatment areas include face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
A detailed assessment is critical in order to determine the course of treatment for our patients. After identifying the types of pigmentations, doctors will recommend a range of treatments ranging from topical to lasers to energy-based devices according to your skin types and conditions that is suitable for our patients.