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Advatx laser

ADVATx laser system is a sophisticated and versatile treatment for patients seeking healthy, blemish-free and radiant skin.

FDA-approved laser to fight acne, scars, melasma, vascular disorders, improves skin tone and texture.

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what is advatx laser?

The ADVATx laser represents a significant advancement in dermatological laser technology, offering a versatile and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions. This dual-wavelength laser system combines a 589 nm and a 1319 nm laser in a single device, allowing for comprehensive treatment of vascular and inflammatory skin conditions, as well as skin rejuvenation.

OUR APPROACH

HOW DR.NG employs advatx laser

The ADVATx laser stands out as a cutting-edge solution for various dermatological issues, combining efficacy with safety and patient comfort. Its dual-wavelength capability allows for a comprehensive approach to skin treatment, addressing both superficial and deeper skin concerns.

advatx vascular laser absorption
Pulsed dye laser (585-595nm) is preferentially absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin.

How does advatx laser work?

The ADVATx laser operates with two specific wavelengths:

  • 589 nm (Visible light): Pulsed dye laser wavelength lies within 585-595nm range. This wavelength targets hemoglobin in blood vessels, making it particularly effective for treating vascular conditions such as rosacea, telangiectasia, and erythema. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help in managing conditions like acne and reducing post-inflammatory erythema.
  • 1319 nm (Near-Infrared Light): This wavelength penetrates deeper into the skin, targeting sebaceous glands and stimulating collagen production. It is effective for treating acne, scars, fine lines, and overall skin texture and tone improvement.

The unique combination of a vascular laser and skin rejuvenating laser allows Dr Ng. to provide distinct treatment options customised to your skin type and skin care concerns.

What can advatx laser treat?

With over 25 FDA/CE cleared indications ranging from acne, rosacea, melasma and scars, patients of many ages and skin types are suitable candidates for this treatment.

ADVATx laser is clinically effective to target the inflammatory component of active acne vulgaris and improve the appearance of acne scars simultaneously. The 589nm laser targets inflammation, redness and post-acne erythema, while the 1319nm laser targets the sebaceous gland to reduce oil production and remodels the dermis to resurface acne scars. 

Red, purple, and pink areas of discolouration often occur when blood vessels near the surface of the skin are dysfunctional or become damaged. Dr. Ng can provide low-downtime treatments for various vascular abnormalities by using the device’s PulSync mode to deliver laser energy at wavelengths of 589nm. Vascular conditions that can be treated with ADVATx include:

  • Cherry angiomas
  • Telangiectasias (spider veins)
  • Port wine stains
  • Rosacea
  • Venous lakes
  • Hemangiomas
  • Angiomas

Hyperpigmentation occurs when pigment producing cells called melanocytes produce too much skin pigment, or melanin. Excess melanin can result in many shapes and shades of discoloured blotches, patches, and spots on the skin’s surface. Dr. Ng can use ADVATx to destroy overactive melanocytes for a reduction in pigment and visible improvements in:

  • Poikiloderma of Civatte – This condition, which presents as patches of brownish-red on the neck and chest, is typically caused by long-term sun damage.
  • Melasma – Sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy,” melasma appears as brown-gray spots or brown patches on the face. Treating this condition can be very complex, as there are vascular aspects and sebaceous gland components to consider and address. Dr. Ng has found the addition of ADVATx advantageous for melasma treatments.
  • Dyschromia – Dyschromia is characterized by reddish or purplish patches on the surface of the skin. Dyschromia is often seen on photodamaged skin. Since successful treatment often requires addressing blood vessel abnormalities and melanin variations, ADVATx can be an ideal treatment solution.

By harnessing both wavelengths, Dr. Ng can address superficial skin imperfections and inflammation in addition to stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen for a multitude of anti-aging benefits. ADVATx can improve the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Redness

Using a combination patient-tailored approach, Dr Ng. can use the ADAVTx in conjunction with other scar treatments to address:

  • Acne Scars
  • Stretch marks (red and white)
  • Hypertrophic -Keloid Scars
  • Traumatic and Post-operative Scars
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who is suitable for the advatx treatment?

ADVATx laser is suitable, safe and effective for all skin types. Patients who prefer a shorter downtime, who want to improve their skin health and have realistic expectations about the treatment outcomes may be suitable candidates.

You should be in good general health and not have exisiting skin infections. Patients with a history of oral herpes or cold sores may be prescribed a course of anti-viral therapy to reduce the risk of re-infections.

Where some dermatological conditions may be more severe in nature, Dr Ng. will review your medical history and determine if alternative treatment options may be more suitable for you.

what is the ADVATx procedure like?

FAST: After cleansing your skin of impurities and make-up, your treatment begins. You will be provided with eye shields for your protection. A cooling gel is applied onto your skin, and the laser hand-piece is gently glided across your skin to deliver laser energy to the treatment area. Depending on your condition, your treatment time is usually about 30 minutes.

COMFORTABLE: The ADVATx  laser procedure is well-tolerated for most patients. You may experience a warm sensation as heat builds up as the treatment progresses. Areas that are more inflammed and regions around the eyes, nose and mouth  are generally more sensitive. A cooling sensation is felt when the cool sapphire glass guide is in contact with your skin. Topical anaesthesia cream is not needed in most cases as it may constrict the blood vessels within the skin rendering treatment less effective.

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ADVATx laser is comfortable with low downtime in most patients.
advatx laser aftercare
Sun protection after ADVATx laser is essential

How do i take care of my skin after my treatment?

Some redness and skin sensitivity is to be expected after your ADVATx laser treatment. These usually fade after a short time. Please avoid strong sun exposure and use sun-protection for at least 4 weeks after your treatment. 

You can expect to resume your normal activities shortly after your procedure. 

The use of gentle cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreen is essential to your daily skin care routine. Dr Ng. will provide personalised skin care products that is based on your unique skin type and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions About ADVATx Laser

You may not be able to proceed with the Advatx laser treatment if you have the following: 

  • Active infections.
  • Abnormal/suspicious moles.
  • Inflammatory/infective skin conditions.
  • Tattoos in the treatment area
  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding.
  • Bleeding disorders.
  • History of seizures triggered by light.
  • Sun exposure four weeks before and during the course of your vascular laser treatment.

Basically, any medications that increase light sensitivity should be avoided where possible:

  • St. John’s wort
  • Gold
  • Tetracyclines

Avoid applying any make up immediately after your procedure. You should wait at least 48hrs or until all crusting has settled before applying make up. A mineral based make up is preferable.

The ideal number of session depends on your skin condition, skin type and severity of your condition. During the initial consultation and physical assessment, Dr. Ng will be able to determine the average number of treatments you may need. On average, treatments are spaced about 4 week intervals to allow recovery for the best results.

Treatment success depends on the nature of the condition(s) treated, the severity of the condition and your existing skin type. During your initial consultation and assessment, a treatment strategy will be customised according to your skin type to help you maintain healthy looking skin.

While most vascular lasers have a favorable safety profile, some adverse events include:

  • Redness and swelling (subsides within 1-3 days)
  • Bruising (may take a few weeks to subside, but this is less so with Advatx laser)
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown spots, that typically fade in a few weeks to months)
  • Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation (white-spots, uncommon but can be permanent)
  • Blisters
  • Burns
  • Atrophic, Hypertrophic and Keloid scarring have been reported but are uncommon.

After your inital consultation and assessment, Dr Ng will curate a treatment plan that is most suitable for your skin care condition and health care needs. Detailed pricing information will then be provided and reviewed with you after consultation. The ADVATx treatment price is determined by:

  • Nature and severity of your condition
  • Multiple areas to be treated
  • Multiple conditions to be addressed
Dr Moses Ng dermatologist

ADAVTx laser

The ADVATx Laser has benefited many patients in my clinic. The use of a vascular device that is capable to treating common conditions such as post-inflammatory erythema to more complex conditions such as birthmarks with little downtime has greater improved patient safety and satisfaction.

schedule a consultation for Advatx laser treatment in singapore

The introduction of the ADVATx laser provides a safe and effective treatment option to address acne, scars, rosacea, vascular disorders and birthmarks. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, so Dr. Ng can develop a personalized treatment approach for resolving your skin concerns and helping you to achieve long-term improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.

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References:
  1. Kang A, Lyons A, Herrmann J, Moy R. Treatment of moderate-to-severe facial acne vulgaris with solid-state fractional 589/1,319-nm laser. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2019 Mar;12(3):28.
  2. Gold MH, Wilson A, Mordon SR. Treatment of acne scarring with a novel dual‐wavelength laser. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2019 Oct;18(5):1290-3.
  3. Amiri R, Khalili M, Mohammadi S, Iranmanesh B, Aflatoonian M. Treatment protocols and efficacy of light and laser treatments in post‐acne erythema. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2022 Feb;21(2):648-56.