Pigment removal for sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation. These are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. 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 Laser or Intense Pulse Light.
?How do Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lasers Work
IPL release short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within sun spots, freakles or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of melanin rich cells.
How is IPL treatment carried out?
A layer of gel is applied to the tretment area. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eyeware will be provided.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large dark moles should not be treated nor lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage or freckles.
How does the treatment feel?
Most patiants describe the discomfort as mild and no anesthesia is required.
What should I expect after treatment?
The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With IPL the lesions may appear darker and more obvious before they fade and 'flake' away. With laser treatment an initial whitening of the area is seen and quikly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following weeks.
Are there any side effects?
The skin that surrounds the pigmentation may become red initially after treatment. Most people experience no further side effects and the redness usually disappears within a few hours to a few days. very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
How long does each treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but a typical session will take between 10 and 30 minutes.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments will depend on the size and type of the pigmented lesion but typically 3 sessions are required at 4-6 week intervals.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a concent form and undergo a test patch.
Full Price -Single Treatment
Full Price -Course of 6
|Cheeks and Nose||£120||£720|
|Full Face and Neck||£220||£1320|
|Full Face, Neck and Chest||£280||£1680|