Laser Pigmentation Removal

Skin Conditions Treated

  • Freckles
  • Sun Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots (solar lentigines)
  • Flat pigmented birthmarks (congenital melanocytic naevi)

About the treatment

For over 10 years our award winning Laser and Skin Clinics we have been successfully treating all types of skin pigmentation from freckle removal, sun spots to age spots on facial and body areas.

Skin pigmentation marks are a build up of melanocytes (cells containing melanin) under the skin typically referred to as freckles and age spots on the hands, face and body areas. Different types of laser can be used depending on the type of pigmentation. If pigmentation is in superficial lesions, then the Alexandrite 755nm Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment is effective in removing pigmentation in as little as 1-3 treatments. The treatment will also depend on the area being treated, the type of pigmentation, and level of recovery time. Laser treatment is one of the most advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles.

Skin Pigmentation Removal with Alexandrite 755nm is a quick, gentle and non-invasive treatment. This specially designed laser is absorbed only by the cells containing excessive concentrations of pigment. It does not affect the surrounding tissues or remove the normal skin colour. The light pulses produced by the laser can feel similar to the flicking of a rubber elastic band and for most people is not too uncomfortable. Immediate darkening is noticed after treatment. For 7-10 days the area will look like a dark scab which eventually sheds off.

For deep pigmentation such as melasma, ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing is the skin pigmentation treatment of choice which can remove up to 80% of melanin in one treatment. See ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing Section for more information. Cosmeceutical skin care with Obagi also provide a fantastic solution to skin pigmentation.

How does Laser Pigmentation Removal work?

The Alexandrite 755nm produces a wavelength of high energy light, which is then converted into heat energy. This can target the specific area of pigmentation because the laser is absorbed only by cells containing an excessive concentration of pigmentation. This causes efficient destruction while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged.

Benefits of Pigmentation Removal with Alexandrite 755nm

  • Can minimise and eliminate the appearance of pigmentation
  • Treats body and facial areas
  • Minimal side effects and recovery time
  • Make-up can be worn after treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Voted Best Clinic Ireland at The Aesthetic Awards 2015, The Laser and Skin Clinic is conveniently located across Ireland, providing Laser Pigmentation Removal at our laser clinic Dublin, Mullingar and Athlone. Using only the latest technology available, we pride ourselves in offering you the best possible treatments available. Trading since 2004, our highly trained nurses and therapists are experienced in treating hyperpigmentation through an advanced range of skin pigmentation treatments and cosmeceutical skincare. We have a history of dedicated customer service and we can guarantee you the level of service that you deserve when you attend one our our skin clinics.

Environmental factors, sunlight, ultraviolet rays, hormonal changes, and some medications all contribute to pigmentation changes. These can range from freckles, sunspots, age spots to melasma and can occur on the face or body at any age. When the body produces either too much or too little melanin, this results in hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation which appears as a dark or light mark on the surface of the skin.

Any area of your face and body can be treated. The most common areas are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed areas to the damaging effects of the sun.

Yes! If pigmentation is in superficial lesions such as freckles and sunspots, the Alexandrite 755nm Laser Pigmentation Removal can provide effective solution to freckle removal in as little as 1-3 treatments available at our laser clinics in Dublin, Athlone and Mullingar.

At The Laser and Skin Clinic, we advise a minimum of 3 Laser Pigmentation Removal treatments to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, your nurse or therapist will advise you on what to expect during your course of Laser Pigmentation Removal.

Treatment will take 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

The cost of Laser Pigmentation Removal can vary depending on the size and depth of the hyperpigmentation. Prices start from €90 per treatment. View our current Special Offers

The level of discomfort can vary depending on a person’s sensitivity, but most clients tolerate the treatment very well with little discomfort. Of course, some areas of the body are more sensitive than others and can cause some mild discomfort. During your initial consultation, your therapist will discuss your options with you based upon your own tolerance and the body area to be treated.

The Alexandrite 755nm laser is only absorbed by cells containing an excessive amount of pigmentation, so the laser does not target any surrounding tissue, thus causing no damage.  Your Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment will be performed by a highly trained and experienced nurse or aesthetic therapist, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

At The Laser and Skin Clinic we have a wide range of the most advanced technology and cosmeceutical skincare to treat all types of skin pigmentation. For more information on our range of skin pigmentation treatments please see ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Skin Peels, Cosmeceutical Skincare.

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