Pigmentation Treatment in Malaysia - Prices and Reviews 2020

If you are looking for pigmentation treatment and prices in KL (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia, you are in the right place.

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

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 are not always needed and may not be the best and most affordable option.


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 for more severe melasma cases. 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 2000 - RM 6000 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,

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 Pigmentation Treatment Clinics in Malaysia

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 shortlisted and selected 10 aesthetic clinics for you to choose. The best aesthetic clinics for pigmentation are based on Google Search Results, reviews and information available on blogs and forums.

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.

Led by Dr. Lashela Dharmadass, a credentialed LCP (Letter of Credentialing & Privileging) Medical Aesthetic Practitioner in Malaysia. She is also one of the most sought after medical trainer (Botox, Fillers, Laser Aesthetics) for junior doctors who are trying to achieve their LCP license.

Toscana Medi Clinic is well equipped with various laser machines including the latest laser Fotona machine.

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: 4.6/5 star rating on Google.

2) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - Aesthetic Clinic in KL

Beverly Wilshire has 3 branches in Klang Valley, 2 in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

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

Beverly Wilshire Clinic - PJ Branch
Lot L1-03, Level 1, Tropicana City Mall, No. 3, Jalan SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya (PJ), Selangor, Malaysia.

Reviews: 4.4 overall rating based on 105 reviews on Facebook.

3) Premier Clinic

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.

4) ME Aesthetic Clinic

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

ME Clinic Address:
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.

5) 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.

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

Wrapping It Up

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

(Related: Laser Pigmentation Removal Cost in Malaysia)

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