Skin pigmentation refers to darkening of the skin because of the skin’s excessive production of melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes and functions as a shield on skin cells to protect the skin from sun and UV damages.

Some of the common types of skin pigmentation include age spots, sun spots, freckles and melasma and can appear on the face, hands and arms.

The biggest culprit for pigmentation is sun damage. The UVA and UVB rays are a key cause of premature ageing and can lead to hyper pigmentation and sun spots. The extent of sun damage depends largely on a person’s skin colour and the intensity of the sun exposure.

Under the Singapore Medical Council guidelines, skin pigmentation treatments involving lasers have to be administered by certified doctors in a medical clinic.

Our experienced doctors have undergone rigorous training, and provide personalised treatments using US-FDA approved lasers equipments.

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Discovery Pico Laser

Discovery Pico Laser is a highly efficacious laser technology for the treatment of pigmentation, skin rejuvenation, and tattoo removal. It addresses skin problems such as pigmentation, sun spots, age spots, freckles, birthmark and unwanted tattoos.

Pico Laser works on a specific wavelength to target the pigmentation selectively, leaving the surrounding areas undamaged. With the ultrashort picosecond pulse duration, the laser stimulates laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB) of the tissues in the epidermis layer safely without heat injury to the dermis.



The light energy from the laser gets absorbed by the pigmented lesions. It vibrates and breaks up the particles into really thin “dust”, thus breaking up melanin in the pigmentation. Melanin is the compound that causes a pigmentation to appear darker than surrounding skin.


These smaller particles of melanin are recognised by the body as waste. As part of the body’s natural waste removal process, these melanin particles rise to the surface of the skin and gets eliminated.


Over a period of time and with multiple sessions of laser treatments, all the melanin particles will be broken up and naturally eliminated from the skin’s surface, leaving it clear, smooth and pigmentation-free.




One price, multiple different types of lasers* included in one session. 

As part of our commitment to patients, our doctors will customize the number of laser passes for every Discovery Pico laser session on your face. *You could be getting multiple different types/ modes of laser to target different layers of the skin at no additional costs!

The entire treatment is subjected to individual’s condition, lifestyle and our doctor’s professional assessment.


Is it painful? Any downtime?

Both Pico and Revlite are non-invasive lasers with no downtime. Most patients find them quite comfortable and relatively painless. Numbing cream is not needed, but can be provide complimentary on request. 

How many sessions do I need to see results?

Most patients see results in 3-6 sessions. However, it also depends on the area and severity of the pigmentation. We recommend a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss the optimal treatment plan and results for you. 

What are the benefits?
  • Lighten pigmentation
  • Stimulate natural collagen growth
  • Minimize pores
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

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Prive Clinic 

#03-02 Palais Renaissance
390 Orchard Road
Singapore 238871

For General Enquiries:
Call/Whatsapp: 96565380

Terms and Conditions

Valid for new patients and those who have not tried the treatment before.

Limited to one redemption per person only.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

Privé reserves the right to change these T&Cs at any time without prior notice.

Our Doctors

Dr Karen Soh

Dr Karen Soh graduated as a Raffles Top Scholar before going on to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine from National University of Singapore in 1997. In her 40s, she developed an interest in anti-aging medicine, and went on to receive specialised training in a variety of aesthetic treatments and minimally invasive face and body treatments. With more than 10 years of experience under her belt, she serves on the committee of the Association for Women Doctors Singapore (AWDS) to mentor younger doctors and regularly attends seminars and training session by international experts to stay updated. 

Dr. Shirley Kwee

Dr. Shirley Kwee completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, before returing to Asia to train in medical aesthetics. She is fully-accredited to perform a variety of aesthetic treatments as well as minimally invasive body enhancement treatments. Dr. Kwee is well-liked and trusted by many patients for her friendly demeanor and holistic approach towards beauty. 

At Privé, we are deeply committed to helping patients look and and feel their best. We provide aesthetic enhancements and clinically-proven treatments with a strong focus on safety. Led by our Medical Director, Dr Karen Soh, all our staff are professionally-trained. We pride ourselves on our quality customer service and expertise across the Privé team.