Laser Pigmentation Removal

Pigmentation

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds, which result in an overproduction of melanin (brown pigment in our skin). From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light (IPL).

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones. Birthmarks can often be treated with a Q-Switch Laser.

IPL skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure. Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions. The light targets areas of excess pigment safely breaking down the excess melanin. The sun spots or freckles darken in the first few days after treatment and then the excess melanin sheds naturally away.

Treatment is suitable for you if:

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot
The light from the laser targets the melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots and heats the melanin causing the cells to be destroyed.
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, raised and dark pigmentation cannot be treated, dark moles cannot be treated nor would we advise IPL for melasma.
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards.
The skin may be slightly red and the pigment marks will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade away.
Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days. Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur.

Prices:

Single lesion

£35
per session

£80
Course of 3

Chest

£150
per session

£350
Course of 3

Hands

£95
per session

£220
Course of 3

Full face

£150
per session

£350
Course of 3

*Prices are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without written notice.