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Aurora Laser Clinic
Laser hair removal & aesthetic skin care for ladies and men

Pigmentation occurs naturally in us all.  Freckles, discoloured marks or spots, and pigmented patches of skin are all examples.  Laser treatments for pigmented blemishes seek to clear complexion of those flaws and imperfections which you may feel concerned about.  They also look to render your skin tone more even.  With a course of pigmentation laser treatment we will surprise you just how much you are able to improve your appearance.

Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with laser.  All of these treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.

Age spots are also known as sun spots, liver spots, lentigos or lentigines.  These skin discolorations are typically brown and flat.  They appear on areas of the skin commonly exposed to the sun such as the backs of the hands, the forearms, neck, chest and face.

The combination of pigmentation treatments we provide ensures you can enjoy a brighter, clearer and more even skin tone than you could ever have dreamed about.

Our treatments include:

Age spots and freckles

laser treatment is suitable for both the face and the body, and is an ideal method to lighten or remove these blemishes in a non-invasive way.

Sun Damage

The popular view that tanned skin is beautiful skin has led many people to put their health at risk by using sun-beds and over-exposing themselves to the sun’s UV rays without the adequate protection.  How well you’ve looked after your skin over the years determines how much damage has been done, and the most damaged skins take on a leathery look.  Many fine lines and wrinkles or darker patches on the skin will be clearly visible where too much melanin has been produced.  Our advanced laser treatments eliminate all signs of sun damage in just a few treatments, and leave your skin looking clear, youthful and radiant.

Questions & Answers

  1. How does the laser treatment work?

    The laser treatment focuses intense light energy painlessly onto your skin so that unwanted pigmentations are destroyed.

    The laser delivery system releases short pulses of 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.

    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.

  2. 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 best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.

  3. Is it permanent?

    Laser treatment may not, in some cases, completely take away your blemishes. In those cases, however, they will be significantly paler and considerably less noticeable. For most Clients the results will indeed be permanent and exactly what they hoped for.

    Blemishes caused by exposure to the sun’s rays may return if proper UV protection is not used.

  4. How does the treatment feel?

    You may feel a warming or tingling sensation during the laser treatment which can hardly be described as painful.

    Most Clients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.

  5. How many treatments are necessary?

    Treatments may vary depending on your specific needs. The number of treatments required will be based on your body area being treated, and your skin tone.

    Laser treatments are the fastest and most effective available. 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.

  6. What should I expect after the treatments, and are there any risks involved?

    Rest assured, risks are minimal.

    The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With laser treatments and initial whitening of the area is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following few weeks.

    The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may appear red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within a few hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.