Before and after photos
Laser Pigmentation Treatment
This patient had sun damage brown spots removed with Harmony laser. The mole was surgically removed by Dr Ross Perry.
Harmony XL Pro laser used to dramatically improve sun damaged hands
Laser pigmentation treatment UK
Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ advanced treatment centre in Putney, SW London offers the latest laser pigmentation treatment using the Harmony XL Pro laser system.
Our Aesthetic Doctors use the advanced laser to target areas of excess pigment within the skin. Laser energy works to safely break down the excess melanin to promote clearer skin. This is a safe, effective treatment for troublesome pigmentation which can be very hard to disguise with makeup.
What sort of pigmentation problems can you treat?
Common pigmentation problems, or ‘Pigmented Epidermal Lesions’, include:
- Café-au-lait macules
Pigmentation – or uneven skin tone – is a skin problem which affects much of the UK adult population and an issue for which treatment options can be quite limited. Generally these pigmentation lesions pose no health risk, but they can be unsightly. Whereas a tan might look healthy while it lasts, pigmentation problems create a longer-term patchy appearance which spoils the complexion, making the skin look older.
The Harmony XL Pro laser offers a safe and effective option for treating a range of pigmentation issues:
- patchy skin tone
- age spots, sun spots, liver spots
- enlarged freckles
Laser pigmentation treatment
Laser skin rejuvenation and pigment treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure which works to lighten or remove skin pigmentation issues by targeting and breaking down the excess melanin within the skin.
Using no harsh creams or chemicals, the advanced skin system uses specially selected laser wavelengths to break down areas of excessive pigmentation to create a fresher, more even and youthful skin tone, reducing areas of generalised and localised pigmentation and targeting specific areas such as age spots or freckling.
Why do we get pigmentation problems?
Pigmentation can be due to a number of reasons, the most common of which are:
- Sun exposure or sun beds – which can cause sun spots, age spots, freckles, liver spots or a general ‘patchy’ appearance. This is especially noticeable after the age of 40, when the damage has accumulated and the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure
- Hormones – pregnancy hormones can cause melasma or ‘pregnancy mask’. Menopause or other hormonal conditions can also trigger pigmentation problems
- Acne – post-inflammatory pigmentation or redness
- Birthmarks – a skin pigment condition that was there from birth
From the age of around 40 the skin is less able to regenerate itself and pigmentation problems such as age spots, sun spots, enlarged freckles start to appear.
Less than 30 minutes
Laser treatment costs
|IPL & Laser – Follow Up Sessions|| £250
|IPL & Laser – First Session|| £350
The following prices are a guide and subject to confirmation at consultation:
- Treatment prices are quoted individually, based on the nature of your pigmentation problem, the size of area to be treated and the number of treatment sessions
- The Aesthetic Doctor will quote prices at the consultation, based on assessment and diagnosis of your skin condition. They will also advise on how many sessions are recommended in order to achieve the best result and provide an honest appraisal of what to expect
- A course of 2-4 sessions treatment is generally recommended for best results
A consultation with one of our experienced laser treatment doctors is £50.
Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
Should you want to have your treatment at your initial visit and assessment, the same doctor will perform your treatment. We only have doctors performing advanced laser skin treatments. Call today for latest availability and last minute appointments 020 7386 0464
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What to expect after treatment
Most clients experience mild swelling which may last around 1-2 days. There are no dramatic side-effects and no ‘downtime’, so you can return to work/normal activities the next day.
Laser pigmentation treatment aftercare
- It is normal for the treated area to feel a bit sunburned for a few hours. You can use a cold compress or paracetamol if needed.
- Avoid bathing with very hot water, strenuous exercise, or massage 2-5 days.
- If showering, use warm/tepid water – not overly hot – and mild soap. Pat skin dry (do not rub)
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin to achieve your best results. Aloe Vera gel can be helpful in calming any irritations
- Wait for any initial swelling or soreness to go down before using makeup. For aggressive treatments, it is recommended to use new makeup to reduce the possibility of infection.
- Keep the area supple using moisturiser. Choose a product without AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids)
- Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for 1-2 months and throughout the course of the treatment – this is really important to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times throughout the treatment when going outside. Also bear in mind that sun exposure is the main cause of pigmentation problems and prevention is the best means of ensuring that they do not recur in the future
- Avoid tweezing, waxing, bleaching or chemical peels on the treated area during the course of the treatment
- Do not use any products containing Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide or astringents as these could irritate sensitive skin