WHAT IS SKIN PIGMENTATION?
Skin pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) is a condition where the skin is darker, this can occur in small patches or cover much larger areas of the body. These include freckles, birth marks, sun damage, age spots, dark patches, skin hyperpigmentation, sun spots and melasma.
At London Premier Laser and Skin Clinic we can treat pigmentation on your body, face, back & neck. We don’t treat areas such as Hollywood pigmentation, knees and elbows.
Get rid of unwanted pigmentation including freckles, age spots & skin discolouration. We offer a variety of treatments tailored to your skin and can provide you with the most effective treatment for hyperpigmentation and darker skin patches available today.
WHO IS SKIN PIGMENTATION FOR?
Skin pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) removal is suitable for clients suffering from any hyperpigmentation including dark spots, freckles, brown patches, melasma etc. Treatments can be performed on both the face and body. Book your free consultation with our skin experts to best advise suitable pigmentation treatments specific to your skin.
HOW MUCH DOES LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL COST?
|Single Session||3 Sessions||5 Sessions + 1 FREE|
|RevLite Q-Switched Laser||£200||£180||£166|
|Spectra Q-Switched Laser||£200||£180||£166|
HOW DOES LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL WORK?
We offer a variety of techniques to offer the best solution to your skin pigmentation concerns. These include laser Revlite or Spectra technology and specialised skin peels. The laser pigmentation technologies are non-invasive treatments that use wavelength energy light to remove and reduce by targeting the melanin pigmentation in the skin that causes discolouration. Our Pigmentation Correcting Laser also knows as Revlite Q-Switch or Spectra breaks down these particles, shattering and lifting the colouration. As a result, the spots reduce over time, leaving you with clearer, reduced and a more even skin tone.
If laser isn’t for you we also offer skin depigmentation peels in our London clinics, such as the Cosmelan depigmentation peel. The Cosmelan® treatment is one of the leading depigmentation peels available for removing skin pigmentation, skin whitening treatment in the world reducing pigmentation by up to 90-95%. We offer free skin consultations and patch tests at all of our clinics to you get the right procedure for your skin.
You can start your treatment by booking a free consultation with our highly trained practitioners for a one-on-one consultation.
This will include discussing your skin concern and examining your pigmentation carefully followed by a patch test to ensure your skin is right for this laser or other treatments.
This pigmentation treatment is not painful for most people, but you might feel a tingling sensation as we apply the laser. Directly afterwards we can use a soothing aloe vera on the affected area. There is no downtime so you are free to go about your normal day after treatments.
Make sure you don’t directly expose the area to sun for at least twenty-four hours, as heat can have an adverse effect on your capillaries. If you need to schedule a follow-up appointment, we will do it within a few weeks of your initial session.
CAN PIGMENTATION BE REMOVED BY LASER?
Pigmentation can be removed by laser with laser treatment being one of the most effective and advanced ways to remove it pigmentation. Age spots, sun spots, melasma, freckles or dark spots can all be treated with a laser which effectively targets the melanin by up to 80%.
CAN LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL BE USED TO REMOVE BROWN SPOTS?
Lasers can safely and effectively remove many unwanted brown and red spots on your skin. These spots include:
- Liver spots
- Age spots
- Broken capillaries
- Angiomas (red spots)
LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL REVIEWS
“I have had two sessions of pigmentations removal with Aspazia, she is by far the most knowledgeable and experienced practitioners I have ever had. She has improved my scars to such a level that I didn’t believe possible. She has helped my scaring and as a result, really improved my confidence”
“The treatment wasn’t painful, more like a prickling sensation. The area was then applied with aloe vera gel to cool down the skin and calm down the redness. Four weeks later and I’m delighted with my results, not only do I have visibly younger-looking skin but my age spots and sun damage pigmentation has completely gone!”
“I booked a consultation (which was free) and the aesthetician I saw was very attentive, she gave me a patch test and explained why the condition gets worse over the years, and what she recommended as a combination of treatments to reduce/remove the age & sun damage spots on my face and neck. I felt assured that I was in capable hands.”
DOES PIGMENTATION COME BACK AFTER LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
Pigmented lesions removed by laser will not return. However, a variety of factors can trigger and stimulate new hyperpigmentation. These include changes in hormone levels, aging or UV exposure. Also laser pigmentation removal treatments do not prevent new hyperpigmentation forming.
DOES LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL HURT?
The treatment is not painful however any discomfort experienced can be eased with an ice pack.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS FROM LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
This really depends on your skin type and skin issues. Significant improvement can be experienced after a single session however many clients book a course of treatment for the best results.
Our expert practitioners will help you determine how many sessions you require to achieve the results you desire.
HOW LONG DOES PIGMENTATION TAKE TO FADE AFTER LASER TREATMENT?
Laser pigmentation removal works by getting rid of pigment in the surface of the skin. The pigmentation is broken up by the laser and then gradually leaves the body over the next 4-6 weeks through the body’s lymphatic system. Immediately after a treatment your pigmentation may darken, lighten, fade or even appear to have not changed. Results are noticeable after 4-6 weeks.
WHAT CAN YOU NOT DO AFTER LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
You should always protect your skin from the sun by avoiding the sun when it is at its most fiercest during the day, always wear a high factor SPF of 30 or above and to cover up with hats and long clothing.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
You will receive a full consultation prior to treatment to ensure your suitability.
Following treatment, pigmentation may temporarily appear darker before it lightens, this is completely normal and signals the skin is healing, slight reddening may also occur along with slight flaking as the pigmented skin is eliminated.
The side effects may include slight redness, soreness, inflammation, redness, swelling, itchy skin. Hypopigmentation (skin lightening) or hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) may also occur.
CAN PIGMENTATION BE CURED PERMANENTLY?
It depends on the type of pigmentation and how deeply it is located in the skin. Also pigmentation can return at any point and can be triggered by exposure to sunlight so maintaining a defence to protect your skin is vital.
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL WILL I NEED?
This depends If pigmentation is in superficial lesions. If so, then Alexandrite 755nm Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment is effective in removing pigmentation and can be done in 1-3 treatments. The treatment and effectiveness will also depend on the area being treated, the type of pigmentation and recovery time needed.
WHAT HELPS PIGMENTATION ON THE FACE?
There are a number of treatments that can be used for pigmentation on the face. They range from creams to peels to laser treatments.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BROWN SPOTS TO FADE AFTER LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
Spots should fade between 4 – 6 weeks after laser pigmentation removal treatment. They may appear worse immediately after treatment but should gradually fade away as you body removes the pigmentation via its lymphatic system.