Sun Damaged | Ageing Skin
Age or Sun spots
Age spots are a type of pigmentation which will often appear on the areas of the body which are most often exposed to the sun and are more commonly found on lighter skin types. These spots are brown or brown-grey in colour, flat and vary in size. They can get larger with age and increase in number.
Age spots are harmless and can be treated; if you are concerned that an area on your skin looks to be more sinister than an age spot, it is important that you make an appointment with a doctor. We also suggest that you to help protect yourself from developing or worsening age spots wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
At New Skin we have several ways to help give your skin a uniformed tone. During your consultation with one of our skin care experts we will discuss your goals with you and suggest a personal plan to help you achieve them. You can feel confident that with our knowledge and experience, teamed with our clinically proven treatments we will help your skin will look and feel the best that it can.
We would normally recommend a programme of IPL and Laser combined, however there are other options; see below.
Some of the treatments we may recommend:
Microdermabrasion – Exfoliate your skin to help regenerate healthier skin
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – Lightens and evens tone on an area
Q switch laser – for individual brown spot removal – useful after IPL treatment to eliminate what remains
Surgen/Hybrid Technology – Creates dermal volumising, collagen regeneration, skin rejuenation and evens out pigmentation
Medik8 Skin Peels – They uses the most effective prescription-strength ingredients to repair, regenerate and transform your skin.
What can we treat?
- Age spots on the face and hands
- Minor lesions
- Sun damaged skin
- Broken veins
- Facial Flushing
- Spider Nevi
- Cherry Angioma
- Hyper pigmentation
How does the laser work?
By exposing a pigmented or vascular lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated area of haemoglobin can be raised sharply, enough to damage the vessel wall and shatter. The vessels are then absorbed by the body, making them less visible or completely destroying them.
When would you use IPL?
IPL is useful as a more general tool to target skin concerns over a wider area. The yellow part of the light spectrum in the IPL is absorbed by the pigmentation within the area of concern. It heats and damages the pigmented area or lesion in a controlled way, causing them to fade or be completed eliminated. Utilising the laser and IPL in tandem gives us a strong toolset to improve hyper pigmentation, sun damaged skin and reduce or eliminate age and sun spots.
What can I expect during and after treatment?
Depending on your skin type (and the issue being treated) some redness and swelling may be visible, but will usually subside around 48 hours after treatment. The treated area may appear darker around 5-7 days later. During treatment, some patients may feel a mild discomfort, but there isn’t any need for numbing agents or anaesthetic. The treatment is quick and effective, usually requiring around 3-6 sessions once every 4-6 weeks.
Am I suitable for the treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is mandatory during which a medical history and assessment of the desired treatment area is carried out. This will then allow the practitioner to determine suitability for treatment, how many sessions required and the expected results. IPL is generally only used on fairer skin.
Are there any other treatments that are suitable?
Depending on your condition, we may recommend a course of Medik8 bespoke facials to compliment or replace. Rosacea is best treated with IPL.
Our specialists will assess you during your consultation and recommend the best course of action for your particular situation.
How can I find out more about treatment?
To book a free consultation click here or call us on 01628 898940.
For Laser and IPL treatments we recommend the following:
- Immediately after treatment there may be redness and swelling at the treatment area, this may feel like mild sunburn
- The application of a cool pack during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort
- The application of aloe vera gel can continue at home
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Sunscreen SPF 50 is a MUST
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin any areas of pigmentation this may darken
- Avoid hot baths, exercise and heat treatments and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours
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Laser / IPL Pricing
|Time||Single Treatment||Course of 3|
|Test Patch (refundable)||£35||(save 10%)|
|15 minute session||£95||£250|
|30 minute session||£175||£470|
|45 minute session||£225||£600|