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Pigmentation

Medical grade options for effective laser & IPL pigmentation removal treatments

Laser Pigmentation Treatment

We offer a range of treatments for pigmentation removal, primarily we use IPL. Our skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin, which is made by our melanocyte cells. Pigmented lesions such as sunspots, age spots and freckles can be triggered by excessive sun exposure, age, hereditary factors or hormones. Pigmentation can occur on the face, hands, arms, shoulders and chest. You may notice your pigmentation becomes more apparent in the summer months; this is your skin’s response to an increase in sun exposure.

With our world-leading devices at The Lynton Clinic, Holmes Chapel we have a solution that enables us to achieve airbrushed and flawless skin for our patients. (See also treatment for age spots and sun damage.)

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Laser Pigment Removal Treatment Summary
IPL and Laser Pigmentation Removal

Discolouration and sun damage are a key sign of ageing, with an increase in pigmented lesions you will experience uneven skin tone and a lack of radiance. This non-invasive treatment uses laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) to break down the targeted cells, while stimulating collagen and elastin production. Pigmented lesions such as sunspots, age spots, and freckles can be successfully cleared creating a more flawless, youthful, and glowing appearance. Following a thorough consultation, we may choose to treat your pigmented lesions with a combination of advanced medical-grade IPL, Alexandrite or Nd: YAG laser technology.

Key Facts:

  1. Melanin defines your skin tone
  2. Pigmentation is a treatable condition
  3. When it comes to sun protection, consistency is the key
  4. With advanced age, skin starts losing its natural even tone, overexposure to the sun does the maximum damage – wear a daily SPF.

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FAQs

How does the treatment work?

Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.

How is the treatment carried out?

The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. With Q-Switched Laser treatments due to the power of the Laser energy delivered into the skin, a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur during the treatment, and a dressing may be applied after the treatment to protect the skin while it heals. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are super cial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.

What should I expect after the treatment?

The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. The lesions may darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following few weeks.

Are there any side effects?

The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

How long does each treatment take?

The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.

What is the consultation procedure?

Prior to treatment you must  first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

Customer Testimonials

Very good service - thanks

Paul O'sullivan

Great Illumifacial with Emma today, very knowledgeable about treatments and products, will be returning soon.

Lauren Sharpley

I have just finished a course of 3 IPL treatments. I’m amazed with results the red veins on my face have gone completely. It was great value for money, the staff are really friendly & the clinic is clean, relaxing & I’d certainly recommend it. Many Thanks!

Jill Dwyer

Fantastic service. Friendly staff. Best place for laser treatments. They have the clients best interest at heart. Perfect location for when you have had treatment and don’t want to be seen afterwards. Thank you Lynton clinic. I will be back!

Jenny Weinstock

I have been going to the Lynton Clinic for laser hair removal and it's one of the best decisions I've made! Emma is always so welcoming, explaining the treatment to me and making me feel completely at ease each time. The clinic is extremely clean and hygienic and adheres to all the covid-safe rules too.

Charlotte Farnworth

I can highly recommend The Lynton Clinic for any laser treatment. I have (so far) had Laser Hair Removal, Laser skin resurfacing, IPL for pigment and red vein, HydraFacial and injectables here. So great to find all treatments all under one roof with specialists within the field of aesthetics.

Becky Field

My skin looks so much clearer, I even cried the other morning when I saw it and it looked so much better! I am so happy with my results

Jenny M, Lynton Clinic Customer, 2019

I recommend laser hair removal at The Lynton Clinic as it has been a very positive experience for me with fantastic results. Kirsty fully explains what the treatment entails and carries it out with such professionalism that you know you are in good hands. I wouldn't go to any other clinic for treatment.

Anonymous

The treatment really works, lovely staff and great customer service.

Susan Barrington-Smith

I recommend laser hair removal at The Lynton Clinic as it has been a very positive experience for me with fantastic results. Kirsty fully explains what the treatment entails and carries it out with such professionalism that you know you are in good hands. I wouldn't go to any other clinic for treatment.

Alison Ferrier

Unit 9D, Holmes Chapel Business Centre, Manor Lane, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8AF

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