What Skin Conditions are Treated
- Freckles – brown spots
- Age spots (solar lentigines)
- Sun Spots
Laser Pigmentation Removal – About the treatment
At Skin Smart Clinic we successfully treat all types of skin pigmentation from freckle removal, sun spots to age spots on face and body areas.
Brown spots also known as freckles, skin pigmentation marks are a build-up of melanocytes – brown pigment – cells containing melanin under the skin typically referred to as freckles and age spots on the hands, face and body areas. Different types of laser can be used depending on the type of pigmentation. When pigmentation is a superficial lesion, the Alexandrite 755nm Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment is effective in removing and fading pigmentation in as little as one to three treatments. The treatment will also depend on the area being treated, the type of pigmentation, and level of recovery time. Laser treatment is one of the most non-invasive advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles.
Skin Pigmentation Removal with our Gentle Max Pro is a quick, gentle and non-invasive treatment. This specially designed laser is absorbed only by the cells containing excessive concentrations of pigment. It does not affect the surrounding tissues or remove the normal skin colour. Light produced by the laser can feel similar to a heat sensation and for most people is not too uncomfortable. Immediate darkening of the pigment or freckle is noticed after treatment. For seven to ten days post treatment the area will go darker in appearance and will eventually shed off.
The Alexandrite 755nm produces a wavelength of high energy light, which is then converted into heat energy. This can target the specific area of pigment as the laser is absorbed only by cells containing an excessive concentration of colour or pigment. This causes efficient destruction while leaving the surrounding tissue undisturbed.
What are the Benefits of Pigmentation Removal with Alexandrite 755nm?
- Fades and eliminates the appearance of pigmentation/freckles & sun damage
- Body & facial areas can be treated
- Minimal downtime and recovery time
- Mineral make-up can be worn after treatment
Voted the Best Laser Skin Clinic, Enterprise Awards 2020. Using only the latest technology available, we pride ourselves in offering you the best possible treatments available. Our highly trained laser therapists are experienced in treating hyperpigmentation through an advanced range of laser and skin treatment options and medical grade skincare. We are dedicated to customer service and most of all results.
Environmental factors such as sunlight, ultraviolet rays, hormonal changes, and some medications all contribute to pigmentation changes. These can range from freckles, sunspots, age spots to melasma and can occur on the face or body at any age. When the body produces either too much or too little melanin also known as pigment, this results in hyperpigmentation i.e. darkening of pigment or hypopigmentation i.e. loss of pigmentation which appears as a dark or light mark on the surface of the skin.
Most areas of your face and body can be treated. The most common areas are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed areas to the elements and exposure to the sun.
It is extremely effective, especially If pigmentation is in superficial stage such as freckles and sunspots, the Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment can provide effective solution to freckle removal in as little as 1-3 treatments.
We recommend a minimum of 2-3 Laser Pigmentation Removal treatments to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, your laser specialist will advise you on what to expect during your treatment of Laser Pigmentation Removal.
Treatment will take 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
The cost of Laser Pigmentation Removal can vary depending on the size and depth of the hyperpigmentation. Prices start from €150- €200 per treatment.
The level of discomfort can vary depending on a person’s sensitivity, but most clients tolerate the treatment very well with little discomfort. Of course, some areas of the body are more sensitive than others and can cause some mild discomfort. Clients tend to feel more heat on bony areas of the body. During your initial consultation and patch test, your therapist will discuss your options with you based upon your tolerance and areas to be treated.
The Alexandrite 755nm laser is only absorbed by cells containing an excessive amount of pigmentation i.e. pigment or colour, so the laser does not target any surrounding tissue, therefore causing no damage. Your Pigmentation Removal treatment will be performed by a highly trained aesthetic therapist, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.
We have a wide range of the most advanced technology and medical grade skincare to treat all types of skin pigmentation. During your consultation your aesthetic therapist will assess your skin & discuss options available such as laser, peels or cosmeceutical skin care.
Laser Pigmentation Removal After Treatment Care – What to expect?
After the Laser pigmentation removal treatment, it is common for the area to feel slightly warm. Some clients experience local swelling, redness and mild tenderness. These symptoms may appear immediately or a few days after treatment. The use of 100% Aloe Vera or cold compress is recommended directly after the treatment and for a few days if necessary.
Some darkening of the pigmentation will occur and the skin will have a darker appearance particularly where sun damage/sun spots/freckles are present. This is a normal and expected reaction, indicating a successful treatment and will fade with 7 – 14 days.
For 4 Weeks After Treatment
- You should avoid exposure to UV light i.e. sun-beds and sun bathing.
- A high SPF50+ factor should be applied when outside. Excessive sun exposure can cause hypo or hyper pigmentation of the skin.
For the next 48 hours
Avoid all heat treatments such as:
- Steam Rooms
- Hot Baths
- Hot showers
- Excessive exercise / swimming
- Avoid all perfumed creams, soaps and lotions on the treatment area
- Do not touch pick or scratch the area
An ice cold compress can be applied if the area feels hot or uncomfortable.
NOTE: If you find the area sensitive, continue the list above until skin returns to normal.