Laser/IPL Skin Pigmentation
Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with our LUMINA (IPL ). All of these treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.
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 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.
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
Why choose Tranquility clinic?
The Tranquility clinic uses unrivalled, specialist equipment supplied by the UK’s No.1 manufacturer – Lynton Lasers. Medically CE marked and favoured by medical practitioners in the NHS, the LUMINA provides dramatic results for various skin concerns.
Tranquility's staff have received in-depth, comprehensive training, covering the key fundamentals of laser & IPL, and most importantly: how to achieve highly clinically effective results, whist keeping our clients safety as the primary objective.
Your questions answered:
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 melanin-rich cells.
How is treatment carried out?
Upon consultation a treatment procedure will be tailored specifically to you. The process will include a light applicator that is placed onto 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. 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 superficial 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 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. may be quite red and slightly swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
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.
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.
Prior to treatment, you must first undergo a consultation in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment, there is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
Tranquility Lynton Laser/IPL Skin Treatment Price Guide
Facial Veins / Pigment Removal
Single Lesion ... from £55 per session
Nose ... £70 per session
Cheeks ... £80 per session
Cheeks and Nose ... £135 per session
Half Face ... £155 per session
Full Face ... £175 per session
Full Face and Neck ... £225 per session
Full Face, Neck and Chest ... £265 per session
Neck Only ... £120 per session
Chest Only ... £160 per session
Hands ... £135 per session
Thread Veins On Legs ... Priced Upon Consultation
Prices are a guide only, specific treatment and prices will be tailored for you.
15 % off third and subsequent treatments repeated on the same area.