Copper Bromide Laser

The copper bromide dual yellow laser has proven to be effective in treating melasma. It is non-ablative, safe and does not cause injury to the outermost layer of the skin.

How Does It Work?
The yellow laser (578nm) inhibits VEGF (Vasculo-endothelial growth factor) which regulates the production of new vessels caused by sun damage. Controlling the underlying vascularity will reduce epidermal pigmentation. The yellow laser has also shown to be effective in reducing the size and number of vessels, and erythema (redness from UV damage) in the melasma lesions. This results in the breaking up and lightening of the treated areas of melasma.

The green laser light (511nm) will directly reduce epidermal pigmentation by fragmenting the epidermal melanin, causing the dark areas of skin to lighten.

For Treatment Of


40 min

What To Expect

The skin is cleansed and an ultrasound gel is applied prior to treatment. Laser-protective goggles are placed over the eyes.

You will not experience any pain or discomfort during treatment which typically takes 30 to 40 minutes. The procedure is concluded with Yellow LED light therapy for 10 minutes, which aids in speeding up healing and recovery.

Depending on the severity of the melasma, multiple sessions at monthly intervals are recommended. In our experience, this is typically between 5-10 sessions.


The skin will be pinkish and glowing after treatment. Side effects are minimal and may include redness and mild swelling.

There will be no downtime and you can return to your normal routine immediately after treatment, but it is essential to protect your skin with a good sunscreen.

Results and improvements are gradual, and are best seen after 3 weeks. You can expect improved skin texture, and the pigmentation will break up and lighten as your body removes it naturally.

Prior to treatment, all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by our doctor and patient care counsellors.