Safe & effective treatments for pigmentation by the UK's No.1 laser experts
Pigmentation Treatments & Solutions
- Great if you’re after a more even skin tone
- You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
- You are concerned with a certain age spot/freckle
Freckles, sun spots, liver or age spots and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and sun damage caused by over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. Generally, these pigmentation 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 either a
Q-Switch Laser or Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
Take a look at our Treatment Summary to help give you an idea if the basics
when it comes to pigment removal at the Lynton Clinic:
Carried out by our laser experts
Not all pigmentation concerns are 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 however Melasma can be a little more difficult to treat but can be managed with PRIORI® Idebenone Complex Superceuticals® Peel.
“I’ve had two treatments of IPL so far for sun damage and pigmentation spots on my face and the difference is dramatic! I’m no longer conscious about not wearing make-up and my friends and family say I’m glowing! I’m having a 3rd treatment which will complete my transformation!”
Jayne Cordley-Hennessey | Lynton Clinic Customer, 2015
I’ve had two treatments of IPL so far for sun damage and pigmentation spots on my face and the difference is dramatic! I’m no longer conscious about not wearing make-up and my friends and family say I’m glowing! I’m having a 3rd treatment which will complete my transformation!
Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappears within a couple of hours to a couple of days. Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur
Generally any area on the body can be treated but we do find that the most common areas to be treated are face, neck, decollete and hands.
The pigment will darken over the following few days after treatment and may appear more obvious for around 1-3 weeks. It can also feel a little bit dry and flaky during this time before the pigment actually flakes off and you should be left with an area without excess pigmentation.
Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable, like the sensation of a hot pin prick, and a warm, tingling sensation, not unlike sunburn, can be experienced afterwards.
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned clients. We also cannot treat moles or any raised pigmentation patches; these would be better suited for a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon to remove.
Generally 1-3 treatments are sufficient for freckles, sun spots and age spots at 4-6 week intervals.
The Laser/IPL releases short bursts of light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin (colour) found within freckles, sun spots or age spots. The quick absorption of light heats the melanin and destroys the melanin-rich cells without affecting the surrounding skin.