Silk Touch Laser - SW1 Clinic


Key benefits:

  • Stimulates new collagen
  • Improves scars
  • Minimises pores
  • Refines & smoothens skin

Procedure details:

  • 30 minute laser treatment by skilled doctor
  • 1-2 days downtime depending on treatment intensity

At SW1, we love exploring technologies beyond our comfort zone and trying out exciting breakthrough technologies. Just like how our doctors were the first to use the now popular HIFU and the Erbium Dual laser treatment for skin rejuvenation, the picosecond laser is an exciting new laser device which our doctors are discovering for anti-aging and complexion smoothing needs. Using ultra-short bursts of energy, the picosecond laser hits your skin in one trillionth of a second, delivering a powerful punch to your skin’s problems, without damaging normal skin surrounding it.

What is it?

The Silk Touch Laser treatment uses a fractionated picosecond laser to smoothen out acne scars and can also be used in darker skin individuals to offer the same dramatic treatment with significantly lower risks.

How does it work?

FDA cleared for treatment of acne scars and wrinkles, Silk Touch Laser is the latest and most innovative laser to hit the market. Silk Touch Laser’s photoacoustic beam creates pressure waves that initiate an enhanced inflammatory healing response, resulting in an increased production of collagen and elastin. It creates micro-injuries just under the topmost layer of the skin, initiated by absorption of the high energy picosecond light. These intra-epidermal cavities result from areas of laser-induced optical breakdown (LIOB), consistent with a localized plasma formation in the epidermis initiated by the melanin absorption of the high energy picosecond light.  Silk Touch Laser harnesses the power of fractionated picosecond laser technology and when combined with SW1 medical team’s signature treatment technique, it is able to deliver significant anti-aging and complexion rejuvenative benefits with minimal downtime. Silk Touch Laser gives hope to skin with facial acne scars as well as wrinkles, as it deeply stimulates a natural repair mechanism, resulting in growth of new collagen and elastic tissue.

The Silk Touch Laser treatment uses a unique setting discovered by our doctors to induce micro-zones of injury optically (using picosecond light energy, rather than heat), so as to stimulate a natural skin repair mechanism, which generates collagen.

Is it safe for dark skin individuals?

Silk Touch Laser harnesses the optical advantage of the picosecond laser to create zones of injury, which generates significantly less heat compared to its ablative counterparts, therefore the same treatment used in light skin individuals can be achieved in darker skin types but with much lower risks of complications.

How does it feel like?

With a little bit of numbing, only a very mild prickling sensation is experienced at parts of the face. The picosecond laser operates at a much faster speed compared to the carbon dioxide laser, so most patients are barely aware of it working, often describing the sensation of “little ants on the skin”.

The skin will be mildly pink by the end of the whole treatment. Light makeup can be applied immediately post laser. Very mild tiny pinkish or brownish dots may be present for a few days on some parts of the face and any redness will usually resolve completely within 3 to 4 days. The downtime experienced however can be adjusted by your doctor at SW1, and if you desire a treatment devoid of downtime, you can undergo a milder laser power to achieve that. Please let your doctor know prior to starting laser treatment.

What sort of results will I see?

The main prowess of Silk Touch Laser is its ability to stimulate bursts of collagen which can result in smoothening of acne scars, refinement of pores and enhancement of complexion. Results are cumulative; a series of sessions yield optimal complexion rejuvenation results that produces a smooth, glassy effect. For patients who desire optimal outcomes, consider our Glass Skin program.

*Results may vary according to individuals.