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Want to Look Like a Korean Star? Try this Hot New Beauty Trend

Travelling Korea is exciting but can also be a bit intimidating. Because everywhere you look, all the women have skin that seemed to have been sculpted by Aphrodite herself – smooth, glowing and with not a blemish in sight. 

Korean women (and men) are notorious for taking religious care of their looks, incorporating various beauty regimes and makeup tricks to ensure that they don’t look anything less than acceptable in public. But what to do if you can’t keep up with their strict 10-step beauty regime? Here’s one way you can achieve that perfect skin you’ve always dreamed of: pico laser treatment!

What Is Pico Laser Treatment?

This latest technology in facial laser treatment is designed to treat pigmentation and perform scar correction and skin rejuvenation. It works by penetrating thermal energy into the skin to encourage dermal collagen production. The remodelled collagen bundles in your skin improves its elasticity, tightens enlarged pores and strengthens the epidermal layer of the skin.

In layman’s words, the laser goes straight deep inside to fix the problem at the root level instead of focusing on the shell. Like what most life coaches would preach, it is best to fix the inside first and then the effect will be reflected on the outside. 

How Does the Pico Laser Treatment Work?

So this latest laser technology is unique because it operates in picoseconds. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, which is faster than a nanosecond (and definitely faster than your cat running to hide from the veterinarian).

What happens is, ultra-short bursts of energy are projected to the skin in picoseconds. Because it is uber fast, the energy is converted into pressure instead of heat, so no damage is caused to the outer layer. Instead, the treatment targets the superficial and deep layer skin to treat skin problems. This minimises damage to surrounding tissue and reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to your skin after the treatment.

Why Is Pico Laser Treatment Good for Your Skin?

The procedure is quick and offers minimal discomfort with minimal downtime. Which means that you can continue on with your programme right after your treatment. Coffee with friends or a date at the park with your boyfriend? No problemo!

Not only does the Pico laser treatment improves your skin condition, it also requires fewer treatments than most conventional laser treatments. And because the dead cells are no longer clinging to your skin, the condition is primal for your skin to absorb facial products to further elevate your skin to Queen-like quality, like that of South Korea’s highest paid actress Jun Ji Hyun.

Who Should Go for Pico Laser Treatment?

Do you suffer from acne, enlarged pores, or dark patches of pigmentation (melasma) on your skin and don’t know how to clear or reduce them? Then a trip to the pico laser treatment might be in order.

The treatment is also good for those with uneven skin tones, poor skin textures, or visible acne scars, as well as if you want to minimise wrinkles, fine lines, and freckles. According to aesthetician Dr Michael Ong from One Doc Laser & Aesthetics Centre, pico laser treatment is especially effective in addressing issues that are common to Asian skin such as acne, pigmentation, and aging skin.

What Should You Expect with Pico Laser Treatment?

If the sound of laser blasting on your skin makes you scared, don’t be. There is little or minimal discomfort, depending on your pain tolerance.

The pico laser treatment takes approximately one hour, following these four steps (and a bonus one at the end):

1. CLEAN with deep-cleansing hydrofacial

First, the beautician will exfoliate your dead skin using the power of water through specialised vacuum cleansing system. This step will remove clogs, eliminate dead skin, and disposes impurities on your skin.

2. BREAK with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Next is the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Don’t worry about not being able to pronounce it correctly – it basically means is that it is a non-ablative laser, whereby the light beams selectively target and heat the water chromophore in the skin. 

3. PRIME with omega healing light therapy

This next step is to prepare your skin for optimum recovery and better absorption of the serum infusion. There are different light sets to enhance the treatment based on specific skin concerns.

4. SEAL with deep layer serum infusion

Lastly, the treatment is completed with an infusion of One Doc’s signature serum series that uses a deep layer serum infusion technique.

5. SMILE and show off your beautiful dewy face!

Are you ready to sashay around looking like a Korean drama queen with your new glowing face? You now can!

Where Can You Get Pico Laser Treatment in Malaysia?

Well the good news is, you don’t need to go all the way to Seoul or Busan to achieve gorgeous skin. One of the best places to go for pico laser treatment in Malaysia is One Doc Laser & Aesthetic Centre.

Priced at MYR1,500 – MYR2,000, One Doc’s award-winning 4-Step Signature Medical Facial is available at all 12 outlets all over Malaysia including Mid Valley, Subang, Kota Damansara, as well as two each in Penang and Johor Bahru.For more info or to check out the outlet closest to you, visit their website at

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Written by Irvin Hanni

Irvin enjoys conversations with the trees and the stars. Sometimes they share recipes, sometimes they share jokes.

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