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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 to treatments for pigmentation?

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

I feel much more confident now and don't have to worry about always having to cover the birthmark up

Claire N

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

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

Visited the clinic a while back for some advice and treatment on some pigmentation I was suffering from. They were informative and helpful at all times and helped me towards correcting my problem. The clinic was always immaculate and the staff were friendly and really know what they are doing, would definitely recommend.

J E

I have had several fractional laser sessions at The Lynton Clinic on what was very severe post acne scarring to the whole of my back. The scarring varied in severity from slight pitting to large patches (2cm squares) of hypertrophic scars. These scars were approximately 18 years old and something I had just learnt to live with. The treatments were quick and are absolutely tolerable. There was some sunburn type of heat to the area afterwards but pretty much completely gone after an hour or so. The results have been outstanding, the scarring is still visible and will never disappear completely but the difference has been life changing. The confidence I feel to wear clothing and swimwear that reveal that area of my body without feeling embarrassed is amazing. I am hooked and am now curious as what else laser machines can achieve for me!!! Many thanks to The Lynton Clinic Team.

Katie Mares

So pleased with the results of my treatment yesterday!! Thanks so much Lynton team

Hayley Jones

Kirsty was very knowledgable and informative re treatments and products. I enjoyed the treatment and look forward to achieving results that I’ve discussed with Kirsty, she was not pushy in anyway and I feel  confident that The Lynton clinic can help me with my skin care.

Wendy, Knutsford

Great treatment by Kirsty who is excellent at her job. Always welcoming, gives good advice and makes me feel extremely confident and comfortable in her care.

Glennis, Macclesfield

This is my second laser hair removal treatment (bikini and now lower leg). Kirsty is brilliant, always polite, friendly and professional. I would without a doubt recommend the services that you offer at the Lynton Clinic - in fact I regularly do!!

Lucy, Holmes Chapel

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

Susan Barrington-Smith

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