One of the tell-tale signs of aging is excess pigmentation of the skin in the form of dark patches and age spots, often called liver spots. They are usually causes by too much exposure to the sun.
Intense Pulsed Light systems release 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 causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
Prices start at £50 per session
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.
Please arrive wearing no make-up or moisturiser or any other skin product. We need clean naked skin. Please stay out of the sun for at least 6 weeks prior to treatment. Bring any medications with you so we can check them against our contra-indications list and take medical advice if necessary.
The pigment will darken significantly, sometimes turning black before it flakes off. This is unavoidable and is necessary for the treatment to work. The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment.