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Pro Yellow Laser

The German-engineered Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser is another version of the commonly used Dual Yellow/Combination laser at some clinics. Due to its specific wavelength of 577nm, the Pro Yellow laser is ideal for vascular treatments such as vascular lesion removal and vascular laser for rosacea as well as epidermal pigmentation treatments such as depigmentation of the skin. It has been used to target both pigmentation and underlying vessels with good results.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M SUITABLE? 

We are genuinely interested in helping you improve your wellbeing and appearance, and will work with you to determine which treatment is best for you.

If you are interested but have some unanswered queries, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. A skin assessment will help determine what treatment will work best for you.

We recommend that you come by for a non obligatory consultation with Dr.Vicki to better understand how you can benefit from these treatments. However, if you do not have the time to spare, you may send us some photos and we will do our best to advise accordingly. 

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“The majority of visible unwanted skin spots, discolorations or redness (blood vessels), are rooted in a deeper vascular network of veins that extend beyond the treatable depth of traditional green (532nm) lasers. Not addressing these areas can result in recurrence and the inability to effectively treat deeper pigmented and vascular issues.”

The Pro Yellow laser, because of its ability to reduce vascular (blood vessels and redness) conditions, also helps to prevent pigmentation and prolong laser results after clearance of pigmentation.

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THE PRO YELLOW DIFFERENCE

The main differences between the Pro Yellow and other skin rejuvenation lasers are the wavelength and the available pulse duration adjustments of each desired wavelength. In other words, different laser wavelengths (colours of light) target different skin issues, providing the physician can match the proper wavelength with the proper pulse durations to achieve the desired clinical endpoint without affecting the surrounding tissue.

Traditionally, the most commonly used laser wavelength for the treatment of pigmented lesions (such as sunspots & age spots) and vascular lesions (or unsightly veins) has been the 532nm laser, or green laser light.

Green lasers provide very good results in skin types I to III (fairer skin tone), but 532nm is no longer the ideal wavelength (or colour) for targeting vascular lesions for skin types IV and V (darker skin tone). 

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WHY THE COLOUR OF LASER MATTERS

The industry’s first 577nm pure yellow laser for skin rejuvenation provides the best absorption when treating blood vessels. Compared to the standard green wavelength (532nm), the yellow wavelength can produce 40% higher absorption in the blood. This translates to less required power during treatment, which in turn provides several significant advantages, including:


  • Minimal risk of side effects, such as burns or pigmentation change
  • Ability to treat vascular lesions at much lower power than 532nm lasers
  • Ability to safely treat darker skin types, which is not typical for 532nm lasers
  • Ability to provide fractional laser scanning for rejuvenation on all skin types.
  • Ability to provide fractional laser scanning for rosacea on all skin types. 
  • Ability to safely treat vascular lesions on skin types I to IV
  • Ability to simultaneously treat both the VEGF and mid to epidermal melasma
  • Ability to safely treat pigmented lesions on all skin types
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HOW DOES THE PRO YELLOW LASER WORK?

Since it is applied at a precise wavelength of 577 nm, Pro Yellow Laser is a safe option for treating several facial skin conditions like acne marks, rosacea, pigmentation, facial veins, and uneven skin textures as the wavelength of 532nm are believed to leave Asian skin more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. The results are manifested gradually, with skin emerging clearer, more even-textured, and younger-looking too.


WHY DEPTH MATTERS

The majority of visible unwanted skin spots, discoloration or redness (blood vessels), are rooted in a deeper vascular network of veins that extend beyond the treatable depth of traditional green (532nm) lasers. Not addressing these areas can result in recurrence and the inability to effectively treat deeper pigmented and vascular issues.

The Pro Yellow laser penetrates deeper than standard green lasers, simultaneously addressing both visible lesions and underlying vessels. This also allows for the safe treatment of a wider variety of indications for both light and dark skin types.

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PIGMENTATION

Where possible, pigmentation problems should always be treated by a multi-modal approach. This means combining pigmentation solutions such as topical creams, medication, and different lasers for best results.

This is because most pigmentation problems involve different types of pigmentation and each is treated by different laser settings. 

The Pro Yellow laser, with the 577nm wavelength, treats mainly epidermal pigmentation. Common epidermal pigmentation includes:

  • Freckles
  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Melasma (epidermal type)
  • Café au lait birthmarks

The energy from the Pro Yellow laser is absorbed by both melanin (pigments) and the underlying blood vessels. This results in the breakdown of pigments and at the same time reduces the blood supply to the skin cells that produce these pigments. This will prevent these skin cells from producing pigments and ensure longer-lasting results.

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VASCULAR CONDITIONS

Vascular conditions cause redness and flushing on the face. This is due to the dilation of small superficial blood vessels in the skin. They can appear as red spots or visible threads on the skin.

The Pro Yellow laser can treat vascular conditions such as:

  • Facial/nose veins and blood vessels 
  • Redness and rosacea 
  • Cherry angiomas, Telangiectasia, etc.

The Pro Yellow laser effectively shrinks & completely eliminates these blood vessels, resulting in reduced redness and a more even complexion.

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ACNE

The yellow light energy from the Pro Yellow laser treats acne caused by P.acne bacteria by killing these bacteria. At the same time, it also reduces redness caused by inflammation and shrinks sebaceous glands that produce sebum (oil).

Red acne marks, also known as PIE (Post-inflammatory Erythema), form due to increased blood circulation at badly-inflamed acne. These marks are redness that persists even after the acne heals. The Pro Yellow laser can very effectively reduce these red marks by reducing the blood vessels in these areas.

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BIRTHMARKS

Birthmarks are colored marks on the skin that is present at birth or develops shortly after. It is caused by pigment-producing cells or by abnormal blood vessels. Pro Yellow Laser removes birthmarks by targeting the pigment-making cells and the surrounding blood vessels. Over several treatment sessions, birthmarks get lighter and eventually fade as it is broken down by the body.

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THE KOREAN "GLASS SKIN" COMPLEXION


'Glass skin’ is a term made popular by Korean doctors and celebrities.

It was coined ‘glass skin’ as the treatment achieves a glow that makes the skin look smooth and bright. The ProYellow laser is a treatment that is responsible for the ‘glass skin’ effect. 

The ProYellow laser achieves the ‘glass skin’ effect by:
  • instantly brightening the skin due to the effect of the yellow light energy
  • Heat energy from the laser gets absorbed into the skin dermis and improves the skin’s collagen structure
  • Reduces redness for an even skin tone
  • Reduces imperfections such as pigmentations

The ‘glass skin’ results are more obvious in patients with less oily skin/acne-prone skin. This is because oily skin tends to absorb less of the laser energy

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HOW IS THE YELLOW LASER TREATMENT LIKE?

After the skin is thoroughly cleansed, topical anesthesia is applied to maximize comfort. Laser-protective goggles are then placed over the eyes for protection.

Most patients will experience some warmth on their skin during the procedure.

Dr. Vicki's technique is to first laser the entire face with 2 to 3 passes to kill Propionibacterium acne bacteria and shrink sebaceous glands to reduce the production of sebum. Followed by, different settings to focus on active acne and red blemishes. Small ant bites/pinpricks may be experienced during this part of the treatment. The yellow light also promotes collagen growth and reduces small red blood vessels. This resulting an overall tightening, firming and rejuvenating effect on the skin.

Laser treatments for the face are generally comfortable. The cold air blower will be used concurrently to reduce discomfort and skin redness. Most of the time, patients will only feel the cold air.

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HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT?

Each treatment session is about 45 minutes including preparation. Most patients compare the feel of the laser to a tingling or prickling sensation like pins and needles. Pro Yellow Laser is very well tolerated even without anesthesia. However, topical anesthesia may be used for patients that request it.


ARE RESULTS IMMEDIATE?

Improvements are gradual as clearer and healthy-looking skin is more visible after each treatment. For best results, 6 treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart are recommended. Thereafter, maintenance treatments can be done once every 2 months or as required.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

After a laser session, the affected area might appear pink for up to an hour. Patients can resume their regular daily activities with no downtime.
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WILL THERE BE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Yellow Laser is very safe because the laser does not injure the outermost layer of the skin. Side effects are minimal and may include redness and mild swelling. Most of these will disappear within hours of the treatment.


DOCTOR'S ADVICE.

The Yellow laser is an effective wavelength for treating pigmented lesions, as it can target both the pigment and underlying vessels for long-lasting results. A yellow laser beam also acts as the laser treatment for acne directed at the face, which destroys the Propionibacterium acne bacteria and shrinks the sebaceous gland to reduce the production of sebum. The yellow light also promotes collagen growth and reduces small red blood vessels. This resulting an overall tightening, firming and rejuvenating effect on the skin.

Dr. Vicki has devised various protocols for different conditions. By using a combination of different wavelength lasers, she can treat and improve the efficacy of your skin's condition. The results can also be seen as longer lasting.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M SUITABLE? 

We are genuinely interested in helping you improve your wellbeing and appearance, and will work with you to determine which treatment is best for you.

If you are interested but have some unanswered queries, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. A skin assessment will help determine what treatment will work best for you.

We recommend that you come by for a non obligatory consultation with Dr.Vicki to better understand how you can benefit from these treatments. However, if you do not have the time to spare, you may send us some photos and we will do our best to advise accordingly.