Treatments

Laser Pigmentation Removal

Pigmentation Removal In Norwich

There are many reasons for pigmentation on the face, in this day and age facial laser treatments are the most successful treatment.

At Norwich Face and Body Clinic, we have the exclusive Q10 laser, a High-power Nd: YAG laser with four wavelengths which effectively treats an array of skin conditions such as Vascular lesions, Rosacea, Melasma, Inflammatory Acne, Epidermal Pigmentation, Age Spots or Hyper-Pigmentation and lighten freckles with minimum pain and downtime.

How it works:

The area of concern is treated by a specific wavelength of the laser. The surrounding tissues promote rapid healing and stimulate new collagen production, adding firmness and resilience to the skin. This enables us to provide targeted treatments for a range of concerns.

We offer telephone or face to face consultations; enabling you to come along and meet the team to discuss any queries you may have and, to ensure the most suitable treatment is prescribed.

All machines and equipment within our Norwich Clinic are Medical grade, CE and FDA approved.

To ensure maximum comfort, we use the Cryo-Zet air cooler. This state of art system produces cool air to as low as -35 degrees, this increases comfort, accelerates recovery and reduces side effects.

The concerns we can treat:

  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Cafe au Lait
  • Age Spots
  • Solar Lentigo
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Freckles
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Red Spots

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FAQ’s


Solar lentigo is a harmless patch of darkened skin. It results from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes local proliferation of melanocytes and accumulation of melanin within the skin cells (keratinocytes). Solar lentigos or lentigines are very common, especially in people over the age of 40 years.
Nevus of Ota, also known as nevus fuscoceruleus opthalmomaxillaris, represents a benign partially confluent macular brown-blue pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes in the distribution of the first and second branches of the trigeminal nerve.
A seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a common noncancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of them as they get older. Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy, scaly and slightly raised. They usually appear on the head, neck, chest or back. Seborrheic keratoses are harmless and not contagious.
Café-au-lait spots are uniformly pigmented, tan to dark brown macules which vary in size from small, freckle-like lesions to large patches 20 cm or more in diameter.
Melasma (also known as chloasma faciei or the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Melasma is thought to be caused by sun exposure, genetic predisposition, hormone changes, and skin irritation. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications.
Small amounts of sun exposure can make melasma return to the skin after it has faded, which is why people with melasma often get it again and again, particularly in the summer. Pregnant women often get melasma, or chloasma, known as the mask of pregnancy.
There are several reasons why wrinkles occur, the main one being less production of the protein’s collagen and elastin. Both are important proteins for enabling the skin to ‘bounce back’ from a facial movement such as smiling or frowning. As we age, the skin isn’t as readily able to produce collagen and elastin, which therefore makes wrinkles more likely. While lines occur naturally throughout life, certain lifestyle choices hasten and worsen their appearance. The most obvious are smoking and excessive sunbathing without the use of SPF protection. Skin which is unprotected from UVA rays becomes dry and flaky, due to it losing the essential oils and moisture that keeps it looking supple. The nicotine in smoking, meanwhile, narrows blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. This results in it not receiving as much oxygen and nutrients, like vitamin A, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely. As you age, it is often necessary to use penetrating serums and hydrators that reach deeper into the dermis to deliver nutrients essential for maintaining skin health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a lot of fruit containing vitamin C - like oranges - as this stimulates collagen production naturally.
Sunbathing without SPF protection for more extended periods means overexposure to UVA rays from the sun. UVA rays stimulate pigment cells called melanocytes to produce more melanin. Melanin is what gives sun lovers a tan, but overexposure to the sun can also cause melanin overproduction, resulting in unwanted dark patches (age spots). Skin which is unprotected from UVA rays also ages much faster, with both drooping and wrinkles becoming more prevalent. This dry, flaky look is due to skin losing the essential oils and moisture that keeps it looking supple. Long-term and unprotected overexposure to the sun can also reduce the skin’s ability to produce collagen - the main structural protein found in the skin. The best way to protect skin from sun damage, including age spots and early wrinkling, is to apply a moisturiser containing SPF protection daily. Norwich Face and Body Clinic has an excellent range of skin products with UVA protection which have been specially recommended by our expert dermatologists.
Recent research has shown, moreover, that the triggering of skin peptides - which are molecules within the skin - can aggravate the condition. This is because triggering of skin peptides can, in turn, trigger the skin’s immune system, causing an immune response and excess redness. Activators of peptides are thought to include UV light from the sun, spicy food, heat or cold, stress, alcohol (especially red wine) and strenuous exercise. The condition is more common in women (often aged between 30 and 50) than it is in men. Unfortunately, the condition itself currently has no cure, but innovative treatment can help to improve symptoms drastically. Norwich Face and Body Clinic aims to help those diagnosed with rosacea to manage their symptoms with the aid of pioneering skincare products and treatments.
Acne consists of blackheads, whiteheads, and deeper pustules such as cysts. Whereas blackheads and whiteheads denote a more superficial infection, cysts are infections which go deeper into the dermis. When blackheads or whitehead spots’ break’, the pore swells and the follicle wall ruptures close to the skin’s surface. This usually means that the lesion heals quickly and that there is no scar left behind afterwards. When a cyst ‘breaks’, however, the follicle wall ruptures deeper in the dermis. This results in the infection spilling out underneath the skin, affecting healthy skin tissue. To combat the infection in the dermis, the skin produces more collagen; but this quick-fix healing solution can lead to permanent scarring and long-term pigmentation. Whether cuts and wounds will become scarred tissue also depends on how deep the cut goes into the dermis. Superficial scratches close to the skin’s surface, for instance, will heal relatively quickly and usually don’t leave scars. However, deeper cuts will lead to the production of collagen deeper in the dermis and may result in a red mark or scar. In order to reduce the likelihood of acne cysts or deep cuts becoming scarred tissue, keep the area clean and try not to squeeze pimples - as this often results in the infection going deeper into the dermis.
Stretch marks develop on parts of the body experiencing rapid growth, for example, during growth spurts as a teenager or throughout pregnancy. Common areas that people develop stretch marks are the stomach, upper arms, buttocks, thighs, breasts, and shoulders (in bodybuilders). Tell-tale signs that you are developing stretch marks are the skin feeling stretched, thin and becoming increasingly itchy. As the skin stretches, the middle layer of skin called the dermis tears, allowing the deeper skin layers to show through as thin purple lines. As stretch marks grow older, they go from thin, purple lines to silvery-white ones. Pregnancy is one of the most common times of a woman’s life that stretch marks appear. They usually appear in the later stages of pregnancy, and often emerge across the tummy as it grows, or across breasts and thighs. Rapid weight gain in any area of the body can also result in having stretch marks. Common factors resulting in weight gain include the ageing process (where muscle mass tends to become less), diabetes treatment, steroid treatment, excess tiredness and numerous hormonal imbalances.
Laser resurfacing is an effective method of removing wrinkles from the skin, plumping, and lifting. Aged and sagging skin is caused by a depletion in collagen and elastin in the layer beneath. Laser works by gently heating through the layers to promote collagen production, which provides a firmer and smoother surface.
Pre and post care will be discussed at the consultation and reiterated each visit. Our guidance is as follows. DO NOT (for 24 hours after each treatment): Undertake any activity that creates heat – such as exercise, sauna, steam bath, cooking over steaming pans etc. if having face treated. Avoid any heat on the treated area for 48 hours, such a hot bath, showers, saunas, steam rooms and sunbeds. Use perfumed lotions or skincare products. Use sunbeds or sunbathe during the course of your treatment. Have treatments when the immune system is low due to stress, excess alcohol/drugs, illness. Use Vitamin A or glycolic products for two days, either side of any treatment other than a glycolic peel treatment. DO: Wear loose-fitting clothing until redness and numbness subside (if treating a body area. Apply SPF 30 daily. Use only the recommended skincare products during the course of your treatment and apply liberally to soothe and rehydrate the skin. Drink 2 litres of water on the day of the treatment (ideally 1 litre before and 1 litre after) Advise the therapist of any change's medications and your health Seek the advice of your GP should you experience any ill effects. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours, but we advise a brisk walk or light exercise for 30 minutes after the treatment, along with 1 litre of water. Please note failure to follow the recommended aftercare as laid out above may damage the skin. Be mindful that redness may be present for up to 2 weeks. Bde aware any numbness will subside gradually. The aftercare is essential and must be adhered. The Clinic will not be held responsible for any adverse effects if it is not followed correctly.
Unfortunately, not, we do not recommend this treatment during pregnancy.
We advise to delay your removal until three months after pregnancy when your skin will have returned to normal.
The Laser skin treatment cost is determined by the size and severity of the area. We offer telephone or face to face consultations; enabling you to come along and meet the team to discuss any queries you may have and ensure we prescribe the most suitable laser treatment to meet your needs. Treatments start from £65.
We recommend 1-6 treatments every 4 weeks; this will be discussed at your consultation.

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