The Complete Guide To Pico Laser Treatment in Singapore

Skin imperfections such as blemishes, acne scars, uneven skin tone, signs of ageing, regrettable tattoos, and other similar issues can have a significant impact on how we perceive ourselves.

Regardless of our age, we all aspire to have flawless, glowing, and youthful skin. If you relate to these, Pico Laser might be the answer you have long been searching for.

Pico Laser is a non-ablative laser technology commonly used to remove unwanted pigmentation, acne scars and tattoos. This novel pigment laser is also capable of skin rejuvenation and skin brightening to improve overall skin texture and skin tone for all skin types. 

Overview of Pico Laser Treatment In Singapore

Treatment Time

30 mins

Recommended Session

5-10 sessions depending on individual

Recommended Interval

Every 3-4 weeks

Recovery Time

None to minimal downtime

Treatment Price

$88 Nett

What is Pico Laser Treatment?

Pico Laser is a generation of laser technology that is FDA-approved and clinically proven to address common skin imperfections, including spots caused by sun damage.

It is a non-invasive picosecond laser procedure that delivers ultra-short bursts of energy in picoseconds (trillionths of a second), enabling faster and more effective treatment outcomes compared to traditional lasers.

Pico Laser is highly versatile and can address a wide range of concerns, including acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation issues, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and overall skin rejuvenation.

It offers shorter downtime, minimal discomfort, and visible results, making it an increasingly frequent choice for individuals seeking effective skin improvement treatments.


How Does Pico Laser Work?

Pico Laser works by delivering ultra-short pulses of laser energy into the targeted area of the skin where melanin is present, such as in age spots or tattoos. 

The treatment is extremely precise. The picosecond laser pulses are so fast that they create a photomechanical effect, shattering pigment particles into smaller fragments, which are then eliminated naturally by the body, leaving your skin smoother and more even-toned.

It also stimulate collagen production without heating the surrounding skin, resulting in firmer, tighter skin, helping to turn back the clock and restore a more youthful appearance.

Although its pulses of energy are highly concentrated, it is still gentle to the skin and suitable for all skin types. 

What Are The Benefits of Pico Laser?

The treatment brings many benefits for all sorts of skin concerns – from pigmentation issues, acne scars to skin rejuvenation.

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Removes Pigmentations and Stubborn Acne Scars

Pico laser can be used to remove pigmentations and stubborn acne scars. It uses very short pulses of laser light to target specific areas of the skin, without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue. This makes it an ideal treatment for people who are looking for a safe and effective way to improve their appearance.

Minimises Pores and Reduce & Pimples

Minimises Pores and Reduce & Pimples

One of the major benefits of the Pico laser is its ability to reduce the size of pores and help clear up pimples. By targeting the sebaceous glands, which produce oil, the treatment can help to reduce the production of sebum, which can lead to fewer breakouts.

Brightens, Whitens Skin and Improves Skin & Texture

Brightens, Whitens Skin and Improves Skin & Texture

Pico laser can be used to brighten and whiten skin, as well as improve its texture. It emits very short pulses of light energy that are absorbed by the melanin in the skin, breaking it up into smaller fragments and causing it to fade. The results are a more even skin tone and a reduction in the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation.

Minimal Pain and Low Downtime

Minimal Pain and Low Downtime

One of the main benefits of Pico Laser is that it has very minimal pain and downtime associated with it. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, and there is no need for anaesthesia for some. You may have some redness and swelling immediately following your treatment, but this usually subsides within a few hours.

What Conditions Can Pico Laser Treat?



Pico Laser is suitable for people with skin pigmentation. The laser beams target and break down melanin into smaller fragments, which is the pigment that gives skin its colour. This can help to lighten the appearance of pigmented lesions and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on the skin.

Acne Prone

Acne Scar

If you are struggling with acne, this treatment may be a good option for you. The laser reduces the appearance of post-acne marks and targets the sebaceous glands, which produce oil and shrink them. This can help to control and prevent acne. Pico Laser is safe for all skin types and can be used on both the face and body.

Enlarged Pores

Enlarged Pores

People with enlarged pores often benefit from this laser treatment. The laser energy helps to shrink the size of the pores, giving the skin a smoother, more refined appearance. In some cases, Pico Laser can also help to improve the overall texture of the skin.

Lacklustre Skin

Dull Skin

Pico Laser can help to improve the appearance of lacklustre skin by revitalising and renewing the skin cells. The laser light helps to stimulate collagen production, which in turn can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Is Pico Laser Suitable for Pigmentation?

Although melasma, sun damage, and other pigmentations are generally not harmful, they can still be a source of worry for many.

Pico Laser can effectively treat skin pigmentation as its laser energy is delivered in very short pulses. This means that the laser beams can target the pigment cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. 

The laser beams are selectively absorbed by the pigment cells, breaking down the pigmented lesions and being gradually eliminated by the body. As the treated area heals, the skin will appear lighter and more evenly toned.

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Face Pigmentation

Pico Laser For Melasma

The laser treatment is an effective solution for treating Melasma, a skin condition characterised by dark and irregular patches. Melasma can be slightly more challenging to remove than other pigments due to its deeper and stubborn nature.

However, Pico Laser Toning’s advanced technology delivers ultra-short pulses of energy that target and break down the Melasma pigments while minimising damage to the surrounding skin.

This makes the gradual fading of Melasma possible over a series of treatments. 

Skin Rejuvenationion Benefits

The treatment can provide skin rejuvenation by using MicroLens Array (MLA) that concentrates laser to produce micro-injuries under your skin, without damaging skin layers.

The injured skin triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates collagen and elastin in the skin. 

Pico Laser can stimulate collagen to repair and remodel uneven skin texture due to acne scarring or enlarged pores. This process can help to improve skin appearance, achieving a younger-looking skin.

Doctor Performing Pico laser

Acne Scars

Pico Laser is an effective solution for stubborn acne scarring such as ice pick and rolling scars that can persist for many years and resist other treatments.

The laser treatment can deeply penetrate the skin without harming nearby tissues or leading to any adverse reactions such as redness or swelling.

The heat generated by the pulses then induces the shrinking and increased flexibility of collagen fibres, which in turn reduces inflammation and acne marks.

Pico Laser For Tattoo Removal

The laser treatment was initially introduced to remove unwanted tattoos. It works by using brief bursts of laser energy to separate the ink particles in a tattoo.

It is capable of specifically targeting the ink particles without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Pico Laser is successful in treating tattoos of all colours, but it is particularly efficient when dealing with dark ink shades such as black and blue.

Doctor Performing Pico Laser

How Does The Treatment Feel Like?

You may feel a light and rapid pecking sensation on your skin but it won’t cause much discomfort. The sensation is comparable to mild snaps of rubber bands.

Most patients breeze through the Pico laser treatments with little signs of pain. Besides, numbing creams are provided to minimise any discomfort. 

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Pico Laser Treatments

In several studies, Pico Laser has demonstrated its effectiveness in comparison with other lasers in treating various skin conditions, besides pigmentation.

The treatment is also clinically proven to treat enlarged pores, acne scars and uneven skin tone in multiple clinical studies.

This laser treatment is also FDA-approved and safe for medical use to treat the above-mentioned conditions in Singapore.

Are There Side Effects?

The laser treatments are generally well-tolerated. However, it is important to be aware of possible side effects. These can include pain, redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, blistering, scarring, and darkening of the skin after treatment.

Despite these potential side effects, it is important to note that Pico Laser treatments are considered safe for treating multiple skin conditions. 

To ensure the best results and safety, these treatments must be carried out by trained professionals who have a deep understanding of the technology and how to use it effectively.

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What Are The Differences between Pico and Q-Switched Laser?

Traditional Q-switched laser treatments have been widely used for tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation. However, Pico Laser treatments offer several advantages, including:

  • Faster treatment time: Pico Laser treatments deliver ultra-short beams in picoseconds, resulting in faster treatment sessions than nanosecond pulses of Q-switched lasers.
  • Minimal downtime: Pico Laser allows for minimal downtime and faster healing due to its precise and gentle energy delivery, resulting in less damage to the surrounding skin.
  • Greater versatility: Pico Laser can treat a broader range of skin concerns, including pigmentation issues, acne scars, and fine lines.

What is Pico Toning?

Pico Toning treats pigmentation using the same picosecond technology. It is a skin rejuvenation procedure done using Discovery Pico

This treatment works well to remove stubborn pigments like Melasma, freckles, and marks from inflammation on the skin.

Pico Toning is known for its effectiveness and minimal downtime compared to other laser treatments.

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Before and After A Pico Laser Treatment

Results from the treatments are usually visible after a few sessions. However, individual results may vary depending on skin type, concerns, and the body’s natural healing process.

Improvement in pigmentation, texture, and overall skin appearance can often be seen within a few weeks of treatment.

Unfortunately, treatment before and after photos cannot be publicly displayed due to MOH regulations. Visit our clinics for more information. 

Pico Laser Before and After
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How Much Does The Pico Laser Treatment Cost in Singapore?

Pico Laser Price depends on a few factors, such as the size and severity of the pigmentations and where is the treatment area- face or body. It is also dependent on the number of sessions required.

On average, prices for Pico Laser in Singapore start from $88 to $500 per session.

Pico Laser treatment starts at $88 NETT at V Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

You may check out our full-price list.

Ready for Pico Laser Treatment?

To find a Pico Laser near you, start by considering medical clinics in your area. V Medical Aesthetics Clinic have 16 clinic locations. Find out which location is nearest to you. 

Royal Square Novena

Velocity @ Novena



Dhoby Ghaut

Tanjong Pagar

Tiong Bahru



White Sands




Jurong Point

North Point V Aesthetics

North Point

Toh Payoh HDB Hub V Med

Toh Payoh

Overview of Pico Laser Treatment In Singapore

Treatment Time

30 mins

Recommended Session

5-10 sessions depending on individual

Recommended Interval

Every 3-4 weeks

Recovery Time

None to minimal downtime

Treatment Price

$88 Nett

FAQ About Pico Laser in Singapore

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Pico Laser treatment is well-tolerated by patients as numbing cream is provided to minimise any discomfort. Most patients breeze through the treatment with little concern. However, this is subject to individual.

Pico laser has very few to no side effects. The most common side effect is lingering redness or swelling that is similar to sunburn, which usually lasts no more than 24 hours.

Skin may look flushed after treatment but will subside within 24-48 hours. You may resume normal activities post treatment, but it is advisable to:

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure
  • Apply SPF protection daily
  • Avoid active ingredients or exfoliatives

A thorough assessment and diagnosis of your condition is required for our accredited doctors to advise on the number of laser sessions required.

For most pigmentation issues, 3-5 sessions are usually needed for complete removal.

For acne and enlarged pore issues, number sessions depends on individuals and severity of condition.

Most pigmentations will not return after removal.

However, new pigmentation can develop due to sun exposure, ageing and hormonal changes.

To prevent new pigmentation from forming, good daily skincare habits and regular maintenance treatments are recommended to ensure long-lasting results.

The laser treatment generally has no downtime. Expect some redness and swelling, as with most laser treatments. The redness gives most patients a slightly flushed appearance, but the extent of it depends on the intensity of the procedure and which areas are being treated.

You can go back to work or school right away. The redness and swelling will go away in a few hours to a day or two.

While wearing makeup and going out in the sun is technically safe, it may be best to avoid doing so. After the laser treatment, there is very little risk of skin burn, but your skin will be much happier if you don’t expose it to any more damaging UV rays.

V Medical Aesthetics and Laser Clinic has 16 clinic outlets across Singapore, located at:

Novena, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Tanjong Pagar, Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Woodlands, Serangoon, Boon Lay, Jurong East, Yishun and Toh Payoh.

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Medically Reviewed By Dr Ian Tan

Founder and medical director of V Medical Aesthetics.