Pigmentation / Melasma Treatment in Malaysia 2019

Today, there are many aesthetic clinics and beauty centres offering pigmentation treatments in Malaysia. So, what's the big deal? Just Google 'pigmentation treatment near me' and make an appointment?

Sounds easy right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Choosing the right pigmentation treatment for 'your skin' is not easy. 

pigmentation treatment malaysia

The first step to effective pigmentation treatment in Malaysia is an accurate diagnosis. Most of you may have been sold that a laser treatment is the best and only option for pigmentation but nothing could be further from the truth. Laser treatments may not be the best and most affordable option.

There are different types of pigmentation, including freckles, melasma, sunspots, keratosis and others. Knowing which type of pigmentation you have is important in getting the right treatment for it. Usually, your doctor will be able to determine the type of pigmentation you have, and provide treatments like laser treatments to remove the pigmentations from your skin.


Pigmentation Treatment Cost in Malaysia

As mentioned, the first step to effective pigmentation treatment in Malaysia is an accurate diagnosis. Below is the list of common pigmentation problems with their estimated treatment cost.

Melasma Treatment Malaysia


Treatment for melasma depends on the severity and depth. For less severe cases, medical-grade creams and sunscreen are usually sufficient.

Medical grade creams like hydroquinone, tretinoin or combinations, are very effective for treating melasma. These doctor-prescribed creams need to be monitored for side effects like redness, itching and stinging of the skin. Lightening of melasma is expected after 5 - 7 weeks of treatment.

Topical creams in Malaysia generally cost from RM 100 to RM 250. Good sunscreens (SPF 30-50, PA+++) cost about RM 70 - RM 150.

For severe melasma, lasers are often the next line of treatment. Other modalities that may be used to treat more severe melasma include chemical peels or oral tranexamic acid.

Generally, patients see good results after 3 - 8 laser sessions, with 4 - 6 sessions being the usual range. Each session is about 15 minutes long, and the full program might take 2 - 3 months.

That sounds rather long, but on the upside, lasers used to treat melasma usually do not have any downtime.

The cost of laser pigmentation treatment in Malaysia for more persistent melasma ranges from RM 2,000 - RM 6,000 depending on the size of the area and the number of sessions required.

A common related enquiry we get is 'where to buy hydroquinone cream in Malaysia?'. We do know that there are many whitening products out there that can be easily purchased online. However, do take note hydroquinone can cause skin redness, hyperpigmentation, discoloration and may increase the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, we would recommend that you should use hydroquinone based products under medical supervision,

(Related: List of banned cosmetics in Malaysia 2019)

Freckles and Solar Lentigos

Freckles and solar lentigos can be treated with simple, topical medicated creams like hydroquinone.

For more persistent cases, lasers like the Q-switched Nd:Yag laser can be used. This will carry a downtime of around 1 week due to the dry scabs that form.

If you are not sure what kind of pigmentation you have, or if there are mixed or deep pigmentations, it would be advisable to see a doctor instead.

Medical grade lasers (eg Q-switched lasers) are much more effective at clearing a comprehensive range of pigmentations compared to IPLs.

It usually takes 2-3 sessions of lasers over 2 to 3 months to see good results. Cost-wise, you can expect to spend around RM1000 to RM2000.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Generally, the above mentioned treatment modalities for melasma (ie. topical medical creams, chemical peels and lasers) can also be applied to PIH.

Topical creams in Malaysia generally cost from RM 100 to RM 250. Good sunscreens (SPF 30-50, PA+++) cost about RM 70 - RM 150.

The cost of laser pigmentation treatment in Malaysia ranges from RM 2000 - RM 6000 depending on the size of the area and the number of sessions required.


Seborrheic Keratosis

Pigmentation bumps are usually removed using electrocautery or through ablative laser surgery. Treatments (about 10 to 20 mins) are done on numbed skin, with about 1-2 sessions needed.

Slight downtime of 3 - 7 days is expected for the post procedural wounds to heal.

Treatment for pigmentation bumps in Malaysia costs about RM500 to RM1500.


Naevus of Ota and Naevus of Hori

Multiple sessions of depigmentation Medlite laser gives very good results.

Redness and swelling post-treatment usually lasts for a few days. 3 - 10 sessions of lasers might be needed and results can be seen after about 3 to 9 months.

The treatment cost varies depending on the severity and the number of sessions. The cost per session may vary from RM 1,000 to RM 2,500 per session.


Best Aesthetic Clinics for Pigmentation Treatment in Malaysia

As mentioned above, the first step is to see a doctor for a diagnosis or to know what type of pigmentation you have. 

There are many aesthetic clinics out there and it may not be easy to select the right one. That's one of the reasons why we have filtered and shortlisted and selected a few aesthetic clinics in Malaysia for you to choose. The best aesthetic clinics for pigmentation are based on Google Search Results, reviews and information available on blogs and forums.

Disclaimer: The aesthetic clinics have been arranged in no particular order.

Here is the list.

1) Toscana Medi Clinic @ Publika, Hartamas

Clinic Location and Address:
Address: Unit 01 & 02, Level G4, Block D5, Solaris Dutamas, Publika,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WhatsApp: +60 14 261 8261

Toscana Medi Clinic is a highly customised skin health and aesthetic centre. The primary goal of the clinic is to provide premium individualised care at decent affordable rates. Toscana offers something for every person ranging from skin health, body contouring, facelifts, rejuvenation therapies , anti-aging, stem cell and PRP treatment, weight management and many more.

Toscana cater their services to all local and overseas patients. They get expats from all over the country especially middle east, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Led by Dr. Lashela Dharmadass, a credentialed LCP (Letter of Credentialing & Privileging) Medical Aesthetic Practitioner in Malaysia. Dr Lashela is a frequent trainer at medical aesthetic seminars and often shares her knowledge on multiple laser aesthetic technologies.

Her postgraduate qualifications include Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Diploma in Family Medicine from Institute of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.

Dr. Lashela Dharmadass is also a member of Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia. She has vast experience in lasers, thread lift, botox, dermal fillers, weight loss, anti-aging & wellness treatments.

Toscana Medi Clinic Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Google.


2) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - Laser Treatment Pigmentation Kuala 

Beverly Wilshire has 3 branches in Klang Valley, one in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - KL Branch
MOH License: LCP Chapter 3
Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Beverly Wilshire Clinic - PJ Branch
L1-03, Level 1, 3 Damansara Mall, No. 3, Jalan SS 20/27, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Beverly Medical Centre Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 overall rating on Facebook.


Premier Clinic has 4 branches in Klang Valley.

Premier Clinic - Bangsar Branch
Bangsar Address: 40, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Premier Clinic - TTDI Branch
TTDI Address: 31 Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Premier Clinic - KL City Branch
KL City Address: A-0-8, Megan Avenue 1, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Premier Clinic - Puchong Branch
Puchong Address: G-15, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 4, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.

Reviews: 4.4 overall rating based on 38 reviews on Google.

Klinik Dr Inder is a contemporary world class medical aesthetic clinic that offers an extensive range of aesthetic treatments for men and women of all ages.

Klinik Dr Inder offers a range of aesthetic services including hair restoration, weight loss program (body sculpting) and Vaginal Tightening / Rejuvenation.

Address: P-G-022, PJ Centrestage, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Klinik Dr Inder Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 overall rating on Facebook.


5) Ko Skin Specialist - Aesthetic Clinic in Klang, Selangor

Founded by Dr. Ko Chung Beng in 1997, KO Skin Specialist has been providing a comprehensive range of in-depth services from dermatology to cosmetic surgery.

Today, KO Skin Specialist is proudly recognized as one of Asia’s leading dermatology and laser centres, gaining trusts of medical professionals and clients across the globe. At the present time, the little clinic in Klang has transformed into the Headquarters for all 26 divisions of KO Skin Specialist centres across the country, with her very own formulation of skincare products on the shelves, offering the most complete range of laser therapy equipment in Asia. Moreover, KO Skin Specialist has made her international debut with the successful opening of Xiamen branch in China, and more branches to come in the future.

Head Office:
Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd
MOH License: LCP Chapter 2
10A-22A, Jalan Temoh, Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat, 41400 Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Dr Ko Clinic (Penang - Kelawai) - Laser Treatment for Pigmentation Penang
87-C, Jalan Kelawai, Georgetown, 10250 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Dr Ko Clinic (Penang - AutoCity) - Laser Treatment for Pigmentation Penang
PT 1797-1-4A (Plot15A) First Floor, Kompleks Auto World, Jalan Perusahaan Juru Interchange,
13600 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ko Skin Specialist Facebook Page has more than 90,000 likes on Facebook and a 3.9 out of 5-star rating on Google.
Hyperpigmentation is the name that doctors give to patches of skin that become darker than the normal surrounding skin area. It affects many of us in many different ways. Melasma is one of the common hyperpigmentation disorder many Malaysian faces.
We interviewed Dr. Edmond Lau about Hyperpigmentation and melasma, as well as the treatment option we have in Malaysia...

Read more: https://www.koskinspecialist.com/pigmentation-melasma-treatment-malaysia/


6) ME Aesthetic Clinic

ME Aesthetic Clinic is located inside Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall.

Clinic Location:
LG-18, Lower Ground Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Reviews: 4.5 overall rating based on 38 reviews on Facebook.


7) Clique Clinic

Address: 4, Jalan 19/36, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Clique Clinic Reviews: 4.4 out 5 overall rating based on Facebook.


8) Revival Medical Clinic

Revival Medical Clinic is located in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Address: 33G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF31/BF, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.


9) Signature Clinic

Signature Clinic is an aesthetic clinic located in DC Mall, within the heart of the exclusive Damansara Heights. We provide a comprehensive range of FDA-approved medical aesthetic treatments which have minimal to zero downtime to sculpt you with the precision of a diamond cutter, making you the most brilliant gem you can be. Our services range from laser skin treatments, injectables, non-surgical face lifts to non-invasive body contouring treatments as well as our own luxurious skin care products, for both women and men. 

Clinic Location:
Lot L2-19, DC Mall
Damansara City, 6 Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


10) Revival Medical Clinic - Laser Treatment Pigmentation Johor

Address: 8, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Revival Medical Clinic is a boutique aesthetic clinic conveniently located in the bustling neighborhood of Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru. Just 18 minutes away from Singapore via the Johor- Singapore causeway, it is easily accessible by all major highways around the city. At Revival Medical Clinic, we want our customers to indulge in a boutique experience; hence we invested extensively, hoping to leave a lasting impression; from the svelte and relaxed ambience to the comfort and privacy of your sanctuary. We hope to make your visit a memorable one.

Revival Medical Clinic Reviews: 5 out of 5 on Google.


Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The best aesthetic clinic groups in Malaysia for your pigmentation treatment. If there are any major aesthetic clinics that we’ve missed then please let us know in the comments!

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