Types of pigmentation

For quite some time now, our Laser and Skin Clinic has successfully treated all kinds of skin pigmentation. Pigmentation treatments range from removing freckles, sun spots to ageing facial and body liver spots.

IPL Laser treatment at our Bristol Clinic is one of the most advanced treatments for removing undesirable pigmentation on the skin, such as age spots, sun spots and freckles.

For deep pigmentation such as melasma, the chemical skin peel is a skin pigmentation treatment of your choice, which can remove up to 80 percent of melanin in a course of treatments. Hyperpigmentation appears as a darkened and discoloured skin, often due to an above – average melanin level, a chemical that gives the skin its pigmentation. Areas of the skin affected by hyperpigmentation will appear darker than the rest of the skin and may become even more visible after sun exposure, as melanin production is stimulated even more. Also, acne and acne scarring can lead to developing of hyperpigmentation.

Types of treatments for face and body pigmentation

There are many topical treatments for hyperpigmentation and skin care products made with a range of active chemical components that help to brighten and lighten the skin. At Harbour Lily Clinic we prescribe a specific cosmeceutical skincare complex, which is effective in suppressing and improving pigmentation on face and body.

Milder laser treatments work directly on the epidermis of the skin, while more intensive treatments penetrate deeper into the skin layers. We want you to be able to protect your skin by learning about the aspects that could harm it, as well as learning about our skin pigmentation treatments.

What triggers and aggravates pigmentation?

UV sunrays can have harmful effect on your skin, which can lead to anything from sunspots to skin cancer, which in turn can affect the pigmentation of the skin. Melasma is a common skin disorder in which excessive amounts of melanin accumulate in different layers of the skin. The human skin contains melanocytes, a pigment found in the skin, hair and eyes, through a process called melanogenesis. Pigmentation may be caused by exposure to the sun, skin trauma, illness or side effects of some medicines. Pigmentation can also be caused by skin injuries such as psoriasis, burns, acne and certain skin care treatments. Also pigmentation can be caused by a skin trauma, such as plastic surgery and other professional skin treatments.

Micro needling as a treatment for pigmentation

Pigmentation, which was caused by acne, scars, burns, acne cysts and other types of skin damage, can improve as the skin can heal. However the changes can take quite a long time or even become permanent depending on the severity of the skin damage.

Micro needling is a technique of rejuvenating the skin using the natural healing process to reduce imperfections, cure sun damage and restore smoother, brighter complexion. Because micro needling pigmentation treatment does not remove layers of skin with chemicals or lasers, it is usually safe for all skin types, even darker skin tones.

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is a laser resurfacing treatment that uses light to treat skin problems, especially pigmentation problems, and rejuvenate your skin at the same time.

One of Bristol’s most popular non-invasive pigmentation procedures

Skin Pigmentation, Skin Pigmentation Treatments For Face And Body in Bristol

A facial peel is a deeply nourishing treatment that wipes away imperfections – reducing wrinkles in the process. 

Think of this treatment as deep-down rejuvenation that achieves fresher, healthier and younger looking skin, whilst also being capable of tackling troublesome dermatological problems.

In our experienced practitioners’ hands your treatment is guaranteed to be highly effective for combating your skin problems, nourishing your skins and conditioning and toning the overall look and feel of your skin.

Finding the Right Peel for You

Everyone’s skin is different, so it makes sense that our peels are incredibly diverse, with treatments that are always tailored to you, your skin condition and tone. 

During your consultation, our practitioners will listen to your concerns and explore what you imagine as an ideal outcome – whether addressing age-old skin battles or achieving a more youthful glow.

Are Facial Peels Safe?

The chemicals that are used in facial peels could cause harm in inexperienced hands, but trained practitioners are knowledgeable and extensively experienced – ensuring results that are nothing but beneficial. 

It is normal for there to be a mild burning sensation during some facial peel treatments, and some blistering in deeper and more specialised treatments. However your expectations will always be explained, in-depth, before moving ahead with your treatment. Should you require them, our team will provide pain killers and cooling pads for your comfort. After your facial peel you’ll be advised to wear sun protection, as the newly revealed layer of skin will be very sensitive to the UV rays in sunlight. You’ll also be told to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun until your skin has fully healed.

What Can Facial Peels Be Used For?

Alongside a beautiful improvement in the overall look and feel of your skin, there are also a wide variety of issues that a facial peel can combat:

  • The fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth
  • The aftereffects of acne 
  • The wrinkles you’ve suffered from sun damage and the effects of aging
  • Any dark patches, freckles and aging spots that have occurred over time

How Much Will It Cost?

There are many different treatments available, with each offering unique benefits for select skin types, goals and dermatological problems. 

A professional consultation can assess and recommended which treatment would be suitable, and a tailored quote can then be provided accordingly. However as a guide, please check out our price list.

How To Find Us

Want to find out more about Facial Peels at our Bristol clinic.

If you’d like to arrange a consultation or learn more about the promise of skin peels, visit us at 10A Whiteladies Road, Clifton in Bristol.

Contact us today for more information – we’re always on hand to help, advise and guide, so please feel free to call our team for professional advice on 0117 4058299.

What is classed as pigmentation?

Pigmentation can appear as dark spots or spots on the skin, making the skin appear uneven. Hyperpigmentation leads to flat, dark spots of skin that can vary in size and colour. There are other factors that may lead to face and body pigmentation – such as scars, birthmarks, sun damage and skin cancer.

Skin pigmentation is most commonly found in the form of age spots, freckles, and liver spots – all characterised by some darker areas where excess melanin has been formed. Acne, eczema, allergic reaction or trauma to the skin caused by surgery can lead to the release of inflammatory cells that cause more pigment in the skin. Years of sunshine exposure without using an appropriate sun protection can lead to sunspots and hyperpigmentation. This is normally characterised by an increase in pigmentation, resulting in a blotchy skin colour.

Resurfacing skin pigmentation treatments

If pigmentation on face and body is severe, a series of deeper skin treatments can dramatically reduce hyper – pigmentation, melasma and sun damage. Active FX and Deep FX are both revolutionary CO2 lasers and the gold standard to dramatically eliminate any textural imperfections, including wrinkles, scars and general aging in a single treatment.

 Skin rejuvenation treatments at Harbour Lily Clinic help restore a younger, more beautiful complexion by removing the damaged outer skin layers to reveal the healthier skin underneath and promote healthy skin cell growth and turnover.

Over time, the outer layers of our skin will begin to show wear and tear due to ageing, skin injuries and environmental factors. This usually manifests itself in the form or wrinkles, scars, age spots and discolouration.

Pigmentation and rejuvenating treatments at Harbour Lily Laser Clinic work on deeper skin layers, reach deeper into the epidermis or even the next layer, the dermis. Our pigmentation treatments also address signs of ageing skin at the same time, such as deeper wrinkles and sun damage, or severe acne scars.

Find out more about Skin Pigmentation.

Skin Pigmentation, Skin Pigmentation Treatments For Face And Body in Bristol