- Sunspots on Face & Body
- Sunspots on Hands incl. Rejuvenation
- Quick treatments Minimal Risk
- Results after 1st session
- Clear even skin
No. of treatments
clear even toned skin
£70.00 per session
About The Treatment
Why consider Sunspots & Freckle Removal?
- Sunspots/Age spots/freckles on the face and hands can make you look old.
- Uneven skin tone can add years to your face and hands as having fine lines and wrinkles.
- Sunspots/freckles respond really well with our Laser treatment, as the pigment lies in the Epidermis (top layer of the skin). This makes it easy for the laser to reach.
- Our Laser treatment can successfully treat sunspots/freckles on all body areas including face, chest, back, arms & hands.
- We have a high success rate treating sunspots/freckles by using lasers and IPL treatment.
Results from Sunspots & Freckle Removal
- Results are impressive with minimal risk of scarring.
- The significant difference after first treatment.
- Most pigmented lesions will be removed.
- skin will be clearer, even-toned and younger looking.
How our treatment works?
- We use a combination of Laser & IPL depending on your pigment & skin type.
- The light targets the melanin in the pigmented area. It is absorbed by the pigmented lesion and converted to heat, destroying excess melanocytes.
- Works best in high contrast situations – the sunspots/freckles will need to be some shades darker than your natural skin colour.
- Areas where there’s a high concentration of melanin, the sunspots/freckles will readily absorb the light emitted from the Laser.
Why choose us?
- We utilise the latest Laser systems to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for your pigmentation.
- Our Laser will give you quick visible results with minimum risk.
- Most of our clients are referred to by Friends & Family.
- We offer the most competitive prices without compromising on quality.
4 Easy steps for pigment free skin
Sunspots & Freckle Skin Consultation
This is a Free consultation with our laser technician to determine your skin and ensure the pigment is dark. The darker the pigment the better the treatment will work.
Sunspots & Freckle Test Patch
The laser technician will perform your requested treatment on a small area to check for suitability and skin reaction. The test patch will determine whether the treatment is responding on the pigment. You will need to wait one to two weeks after the test patch before you can book your session.
Sunspots & Freckle Treatment
The treatment is performed by our trained and certified therapists. Our therapists have been trained under the guidance of a Laser Protection Advisor and a Consultant Nurse and have reached the standard required by Polaris, Candela and Lynton training schools to operate these machines safely.
Sunspots & Freckle Post Treatment Advice
After your treatment, you need to follow the post treatment advice. Your skin is photosensitive after being exposed to a laser, so the most important thing to remember is to protect your skin by using a minimum of SPF 50 and not use any harsh chemicals on the treatment area during the course of the treatment. Also, the pigment can darken and scab off. This is part of the recovery process.
Before & Afters
Result: Sunspots & Freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with Laser. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin & causes the destruction of melanin rich cells. The treatment is non-invasive & will result in more even skin tone.
- Sunspots (also called age spots, liver spots or solar lentigines) are a brown macule occurring as a result of UV damage and are most commonly seen on the face and back of the hands. They vary in size from very small ones to quite prominent large ones. They are darker than freckles and do not fade in winter.
- Sunspots have been known to cluster together to form a large pigmented area.
- Freckles (Ephelides) They are red or light brown spots which are flat.
- They are usually more noticeable in the summer months and less noticeable in the winter months. They are typically seen on the sun-exposed skin.
- They are most common in fair skinned individuals.
Why do some people have more freckles than others?
- Some people have a dominant melanocortin-1 receptor gene which causes melatonin to cluster more as freckles rather than be evenly distributed across your body. These people will notice that their freckles appear in childhood.
- If you are prone to freckles you are more likely to have them the more you expose yourself to the sun. If you stay out without sun protection you will notice your freckles getting darker and multiplying in number.
- At the same time, someone with paler skin is also more likely to experience freckles as their skin is more susceptible and sensitive to sunlight and because the fair skin will, of course, show up the contrast of the freckles more.
- Therefore it is a combination of genetics and sun exposure which causes freckles.
- If you ever see your GP about the freckles they will probably tell you that they are harmless and pose no health risks, therefore, there’s no real reason to treat them. However, if you are unhappy living with freckles there are safe laser and light sources that treat freckles.
Sunspots/freckles prevention is better than developing them.
- You should minimise sun exposure, definitely avoid peak sun hours. Wear a high factor sunscreen every time you step outside the house.
- If you are out in the sun for long periods of time you should reapply sun protection cream every few hours.
- You can wear protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses.
- Avoid other sources of UV light. The use of tanning beds and sun lamps is hazardous because the ultraviolet radiation they deliver can damage your skin. Tanning will definitely make freckles darker and appear more prominent.
So the best way to prevent sunspots & freckles is to protect yourself from the sun.
Protection must also be worn when indoors. With sun exposure of 300-400 nm (the UVA range) sunspots/freckles become darker. Since this band of sunlight is not filtered out by window glass, sunspots/freckles will become darker even with indoor exposure. This range of light energy is also emitted by fluorescent light, so if you have freckles you need to wear a UVA sunscreen if you work under fluorescent lighting.
- Photo-thermal energy delivered by the handpiece will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin and target the melanin pigment responsible for the colour of freckles and sun/age spots. Heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen helping restore your skin to its natural appearance, fading the pigmented spots, blending the skin’s natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking.
- The light absorbed by the pigmented lesion is converted into heat destroying excess melanocytes. The freckles and sunspots will darken in colour, most times twice as dark as the original colour then it will exfoliate of the skin naturally within 7-10 days.
- Anyone who suffers from sunspots/age spots/freckles.
- The sunspot freckles need to be darker than the skin colour.
- The treatment is better in high contrast situations.
- Anyone dark skinned above a Skin Type 4.
- Sun tan/use of sun beds and fake tan
- Healing disorders such as those caused by Diabetes Mellitus and lupus
- History of Keloid scarring
- Recent use of Roacutane
- Immune, lymphatic system disorders
- Prior to the 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.
- The test patch will determine whether the treatment is responding on the pigment.
- The treatment area is cleansed with a mild cleanser.
- The Laser applicator is applied to each Sunspot/Freckle till the whole area has been treated.
- The area is cooled with cool packs and aloe vera.
- Finally, Sun protection is applied to the area.
- A typical treatment session is approximately 20 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated.
- Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. All of our patients tolerate the treatment very well.
- You will experience a similar feeling to a sunburn after the treatment for 1-2 hours.
- Depending on the number of sunspots/freckles and the severity of the condition, you may need 1-4 treatments 3 weeks apart.
- There may be temporary redness and the lesions may appear worse immediately as they darken and form a micro crust before flaking away leaving the treated area without excess pigmentation. The crusting lasts for 7-10 days.
- Slight swelling, redness and bumps, short term – less than 48 hours.
- Most of the side effects are temporary and resolve themselves within a month.
- Once you have had Laser treatment for Sunspots/Freckles be sure to protect your skin with a sun protection cream on a daily basis.
- You will be given an ointment to use on the treated area to protect the skin whilst it is crusting.
- You can only use mineral makeup.
- The skin will be healed within 10-14 days.
- You will be given aftercare advice sheet which you must follow.