Pigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin, this can be a direct result of sun damage, or certain conditions such as Addison's disease and pregnancy. Pigmentation can cause a number of imperfections such as; dark spots, age spots, sun spots and poor elasticity of the skin.
At LaserLife we use two different treatments to treat pigmentation. The first is IPL treatment which, uses light energy to remove imperfections. It works by using Intense light in a series of short pulses. The wavelength of the light is specially selected so that when it is directed into the skin, it is predominately absorbed by melanin contained within freckles or lentigines (sometimes called sun spots or liver spots). These pigmented lesions will absorb the light, which causes them to heat up. The heat created damages the lesion while causing minimal damage to the surrounding skin. Following treatment, the damaged lesions turn darker and crust. Over the following 10-14 days they will gradually flake away from the skin leaving little trace of the original pigmented lesion.
The Dermaroller is a great treatment if you're looking for a drug-free, laser free, natural treatment route. The concept of Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions.
Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones.
Skin Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro-‘injuries’ in the skin which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark or tanned skin patients. However, not all pigmented lesions can be treated. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented lesions that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles. There may be other contraindications which would prevent a patient from being treated, this is checked and discussed during consultation.
Yes, an initial consultation is carried out to assess your skin condition and to recommend an appropriate treatment course and eligibility. With the laser treatment, the consultation will go over your medical history in order to confirm your suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to give informed consent and a test patch will be carried out.
Visible signs of scar, pores and line reduction are seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and continue for up to a year.
A course of 3 sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, is usually recommended for Dermaroller treatments above 1.0mm to achieve optimum results; however, you will notice great skin improvement after just one treatment. For Dermaroller treatment using 0.5mm, a course of 6 sessions is recommended.
Redness and a slight burning sensation are normal after the treatment. A cool compress can be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms. The lesions will turn darker in colour immediately after treatment and may appear more obvious at first, but gradually the lesions will 'flake' away. It should be noted that continued sun exposure may result in recurrence of the original lesion and sunblock should be used to prevent this from happening. The number of treatments required will depend on the type of pigmented lesion present, but typically 2 to 6 treatments are recommended and will be spaced 4 weeks apart.
We offer finance at 0% APR to our clients. You can now pay in instalments for any treatment in our range providing it has a minimum value of £250 and a 10% deposit is paid upfront. Applicants can choose between either a 6, 9, 10 or 12 month repayment plan making our state of the art treatments more affordable. If you're interested in applying, please go to the contact form, which can be found here .
I'd highly recommend Laserlife Clinic for the high quality, effective treatment and fantastic staff, who were so helpful in discussing treatment options and identifying a plan that's just right for me. (Google Review)
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Really delighted with the results of my treatments. I would highly recommend Lizzie who took the time to explain everything, was always very friendly and made me feel comfortable every step of the way
I'd like to make a special thank you note for Laser Life Clinic and especially Lizzie. I bought my package of laser and shortly after I got a skin condition which made my skin really sensitive. Although I was ok to continue my laser I always dreaded going for my appointments as I knew the pain I'd be in. This made it really hard to continue my treatment until one day Liz was asked to cover and she came to the rescue. I discussed the situation and she immediately offered a way to reduce (completely remove in my case) the pain. I've since had all my sessions and am amazing result. Lizzie more than met and exceeded my expectations from my laser clinic. For that reason alone I'd be continuing my treatment with Laser Life. Thank you Lizzie for making this experience more like a spa treatment for me. You're awesome. 🙂
Laserlife has been the second clinic i've tried and i already feel the difference in atmosphere. and client care! With state of the art technology and they are always ready to help and give advise, you can't go wrong. Laserlife has been the second clinic i've tried and i already feel the difference in atmosphere. and client care! With state of the art technology and they are always ready to help and give advise, you can't go wrong. Thank you to all the team at laserlife clinic. In particular to my therapist Preets - thank you for being so experienced, personable and extremely accommodating. You have given me great results and it was worth every penny. I wish you much success for the future. x