Pigment Removal

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds.
From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulse Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure. Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions. The light targets areas of excess pigment safely breaking down the excess melanin. The sun spots or freckles darken in the first few days after treatment and then the excess melanin sheds naturally away.

Treatment is suitable for you if:
  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot

Before and After Images

Pigment Removal

Pigment Removal
Courtesy of Lynton Lasers Ltd

Common Questions

How does Intense Pulse Light Work?

The Intense Pulse Light System releases short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, raised and dark pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be assessed. Dark moles should not be treated nor would we advise IPL for melasma, this would be better suited to fractional laser.

What does treatment feel like?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards.

What will I look like after treatment?

The skin may be slightly red and the pigment marks will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade away.

Are there any side effects?

Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days. Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur.

Why choose Permanent Beauty?

Permanent Beauty has high caliber equipment to complete the task. More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL's for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.

I want to reduce pigmentation on my skin - what should I do next?

Arrange a free in-depth personal consultation at Permanent Beauty, Maidenhead by telephoning the number below.

0800 1075575 or E-mail us.

Permanent Beauty and Health

39 Moorbridge Road

Tel: 01628 789019
E-mail: permb@laser-hair.co.uk - Contact

Our Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 8.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 8.00
Thursday 10.00 - 8.00
Friday 10.00 - 3.30
Saturday 9.00 - 2.00
Sunday Closed
Appointments outside of these hours may be arranged on request

Ready to Book a Treatment or Consultation?

Simple! You can book online or make an appointment by calling reception on 0800 1075575.

Permanent Beauty and Health

39 Moorbridge Road

Tel: 01628 789019
E-mail: permb@laser-hair.co.uk - Contact

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