Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed from either the face or the body, the laser pigment removal treatment will also help to give a more even skin tone.
How does Laser Pigment Removal work?
The light is absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sunspots or liver spots. This causes the melanin to heat up and then break down.
Am I suitable for treatments?
Most people are suitable for treatment, the exception being dark skinned or very tanned individuals.
How does the treatment feel?
Most patients describe the treatment as mild and tolerable, no anaesthesia is required.
What should I expect after treatment?
The treatment area may feel warm and can be sensitive for a few days after treatment, the lesions will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade or flake away.
Are there any side effects?
The skin that surrounds the pigment may become red immediately after treatment. Most people will experience no other side effects and the redness will dissapear within a few hours. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker. A patch test will be carried out at the consultation stage, this helps to greatly reduce the chance of any adverse reactions.
How long does each treatment take?
The treatment time will depend on the type of lesion but a typical session will take between 10 and 30 minutes. Typically 1 to 3 treatments will be required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Treatments start from £50