Everything You Need To Know About Laser Skin Rejuvenation – Benefits And What To Expect

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What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a prominent non-invasive cosmetic procedure gaining traction in Singapore. This technique uses advanced laser technology to address various skin conditions, including signs of ageing, sun damage, and uneven skin texture. By precisely targeting specific skin layers, the treatment encourages rejuvenation and repair, leading to improved skin appearance.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation operates on the principle of selective photothermolysis. This involves using focused light energy to heat and remove or remodel targeted skin tissues. The process induces micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural healing response, including inducing the production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein in our body that helps maintain your skin’s elasticity and firmness. As a result, the skin appears smoother and more youthful post-treatment. The procedure’s specificity ensures minimal impact on surrounding tissues, thus enhancing safety and reducing recovery time.

Fractional Photothermolysis

Fractional Photothermolysis is an advanced laser technique used to treat various skin imperfections by creating microscopic thermal zones in the skin. Unlike traditional laser treatments that affect large areas, this method targets only a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving surrounding tissues untouched. By delivering laser energy in a fractional pattern, it triggers the body’s natural healing processes, including the generation of new collagen and elastin, which enhances skin texture and tone with minimal downtime.

The benefits of Fractional Photothermolysis include enhanced precision in addressing specific skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. This technique, which you can also find in Multi Frax technology, offers improved safety and a shorter recovery period, making it ideal for individuals with busy schedules.

Different Types of Skin Rejuvenating Lasers

The field of laser skin rejuvenation utilises various types of lasers, each designed for specific skin concerns and outcomes. These include ablative, non-ablative, and light-based therapies.

Ablative Lasers

Ablative lasers, such as CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers, function by removing the outer layers of the skin. This process effectively treats deeper skin imperfections like pronounced wrinkles and scars. The laser creates controlled wounds on the skin, which then heal by forming new, smoother, and tighter skin tissue. Ablative laser treatments typically involve a recovery period, during which patients may experience redness and peeling as the skin heals and regenerates.

Non-Ablative Lasers

Non-Ablative lasers, including Nd:YAG and diode lasers, offer a less invasive option. These lasers heat the underlying skin layers without damaging the surface, promoting collagen production and skin renewal from within. This category is ideal for treating mild to moderate skin imperfections such as fine lines, mild wrinkles, and some pigmentation issues. Non-ablative lasers usually have a shorter recovery period, making them suitable for patients seeking minimal downtime.

Light Therapies

Light therapies, including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Broad-Based Light (BBL), offer skin rejuvenation by targeting various chromophores in the skin using multiple wavelengths. These treatments are effective for addressing redness, light pigmentation, and minor texture concerns. Light therapies are generally gentler than traditional laser treatments, providing a gradual improvement in skin quality with a lower risk of side effects and no required recovery time.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Available in Singapore

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

1. CO2 Laser

The CO2 Laser, a type of ablative laser, is renowned for its efficacy in treating more severe skin issues such as deep wrinkles, scars, warts, and other skin irregularities. This laser operates by emitting a highly concentrated beam of light which vaporises the outer layers of damaged skin at a controlled depth. This process not only removes the superficial skin layers but also heats the underlying skin, stimulating the production of new collagen fibres. As the treated area heals, it reveals new, smoother, and tighter skin. Due to the nature of this treatment, a recovery period is required, during which patients may experience redness and peeling.

NUU Clinic Clarity II Laser

2. Clarity II Laser

The Clarity II Laser is a high-powered, dual-wavelength laser system combining long-pulsed Alexandrite and Nd:YAG wavelengths. This device is particularly adept at treating a wide spectrum of skin concerns, including pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and rosacea, making it a versatile tool in skin rejuvenation. Its higher energy outputs and range of pulse widths allow for efficient treatments with reduced session times. Featuring IntelliTrak™ Technology and real-time temperature sensing, the Clarity II ensures consistent energy delivery and optimal treatment parameters. Its role in skin rejuvenation is notable for its precision and effectiveness, particularly in enhancing skin texture and tone.

3. Enlighten™ PICO

The Enlighten™ PICO is a picosecond laser technology used for treating skin pigmentation, acne scars, and birthmarks, as well as tattoo removal. Its ability to stimulate collagen production is a key factor in its effectiveness in skin rejuvenation, leading to brighter, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin. The Enlighten™ PICO’s versatility and precision make it a valuable asset in addressing a range of skin imperfections and enhancing overall skin appearance.

4. Hollywood Spectra

The Hollywood Spectra laser system is renowned for its efficacy in reducing unwanted pigmentation and restoring a more youthful, radiant skin complexion. Utilising short pulse widths and high peak power, this device efficiently treats pigmented lesions, melasma, and acne scars, with minimal downtime for patients. Its FDA clearance for treating Melasma highlights its capability in providing non-ablative skin revitalisation. 

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

5. Multi Frax

Multi Frax is a compact, advanced laser treatment known for its powerful performance in improving skin health by using two types of light wavelengths, 1550 nm and 1927 nm. This dual-wavelength approach allows it to reach different skin depths for various treatments, enhancing skin texture, treating wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. Recognised for its safety and efficacy, Multi Frax has approvals from the US FDA and Medical CE, making it a reliable choice for comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

NUU Clinic Clarity II Laser

6. Erbium Laser

The Erbium Laser is particularly effective for precision and fractional skin resurfacing. It’s designed to treat superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, and chest. The laser works by interacting with water molecules in the skin, causing controlled damage to the skin cells. This damage stimulates the body’s natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin and the generation of healthy new skin cells.

How Much Does the Treatment Cost In Singapore?

In Singapore, the cost of laser skin rejuvenation treatments varies significantly based on the type of laser used, the size of the treatment area, and the specific clinic offering the service. Generally, for basic laser face treatments, prices can range from $50 to $300 per session. More advanced treatments typically cost between $400 and $700, depending on the treatment area’s size.

For anyone interested in personalised laser skin rejuvenation treatments, NUU Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic provides a selection of services designed to cater to the individual requirements of each client. At NUU Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic, the variety of laser treatments available means that costs can differ, depending on each person’s unique skin condition and the type of treatment suggested by the professionals.

Who Should Opt For Laser Skin Rejuvenation And Who Shouldn’t?

Laser skin rejuvenation is suitable for individuals looking to address skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and scars. It’s especially beneficial for those experiencing skin changes due to ageing or sun damage. However, it may not be appropriate for people with certain skin conditions, such as active acne or very dark skin tones, due to the risk of adverse reactions. Pregnant women and individuals with certain health conditions, like autoimmune diseases or poor wound healing, should also avoid these treatments. A thorough consultation with a dermatologist is essential to determine if laser skin rejuvenation is right for you.

Possible Side Effects and Risks

While laser skin rejuvenation is generally safe, it can have side effects. Common ones include temporary redness, swelling, and itching. These risks are minimised when treatments are conducted by experienced professionals using appropriate settings tailored to the individual’s skin type.

Aftercare and Recovery

Aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and results. Post-treatment, patients are usually advised to keep the skin clean and moisturised, avoid direct sun exposure, and use sunscreen daily. For more intensive treatments, specific aftercare products may be recommended to aid in healing. Recovery time varies: non-ablative treatments often require little to no downtime, while ablative treatments may require a few days to several weeks, depending on the skin’s response and the intensity of the treatment.

What are the Results Like And When Can You See Them?

Results from laser skin rejuvenation can be impressive but vary based on the type of laser used and the condition being treated. Many patients see improvements in skin texture and tone shortly after non-ablative treatments, with full results becoming visible after multiple sessions. Ablative laser treatments often deliver more dramatic results, particularly in reducing deep wrinkles and significant sun damage, but these can take several weeks to become fully apparent as the skin heals. 


Laser skin rejuvenation offers a spectrum of benefits for improving skin appearance, but it’s important to approach it with realistic expectations and a clear understanding of potential risks. Consulting with qualified professionals is key to determining the best treatment plan for your skin type and concerns. With the right approach, laser treatments can significantly enhance skin quality and contribute to a more youthful, refreshed appearance.


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