• What skin conditions can be treated?

    Our laser treatment for skin discolouration can treat freckles, certain types of birthmarks, sunspots, age spots, melasma or hyperpigmentation. These can be the result of genetics, environmental factors, sun damage from ultraviolet rays, hormone changes, pregnancy and even certain medications. Melanin is the substance in the body that gives skin its colour and protects it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Overtime or as the result of damage, the melanocytes cells that produce melanin can build up or malfunction and this presents as spots or area of dicolouration.

  • How does laser treatment for skin discolouration work?

    The laser energy is emitted at a certain wavelength that is absorbed by the areas of the skin that have a higher concentration of pigment. This means that the surrounding tissue is not damaged meaning far less discomfort during the procedure and minimal downtime afterwards. Most patients describe a slight pinching sensation. Any area of the face and body can be treated, with the most common areas being the face, neck, shoulders, chest and hands, as they typically are exposed to sun damage. The length of the session depends on the size of the area to be treated but typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes.

  • What will happen after laser treatment for skin discolouration?

    In the first few days afterwards, the treated area can appear red or even darken considerably, but this should quickly improve.

  • How many sessions of laser treatment for skin discolouration will I require?

    We would advise at least three laser skin discolouration treatments to achieve a significant improvement to the areas of pigmentation.

  • Is laser treatment for skin discolouration safe?

    Our laser device targets just the areas of discolouration, leaving the surrounding tissues undamaged meaning that this is a relatively safe and straightforward treatment. Skin may still appear lighter and/or darker but patients are usually highly satisfied with the results of their treatment.

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