Pigmentation Treatment

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and any other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can create a patchy less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulsed Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some peope are born with pigmented birth marks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones. Although MELASMA cannot be treated with IPL or Laser due to the risk of making it worse, we do have a world leading treatment available to help treat this common pigmentary condition. Check out or Blog about COSMELAN for more information.

Birth marks (particularly those that are vascular in nature) can often be treated with a Q-Switch Laser. 

IPL skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure. Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions. The light targets the excess of pigment safely breaking down the excess melanin. The sun spots or freckles darken in the first few days after treatment and then the excess melanin shed naturally away.

Treatment is suitable for you if:

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot

Before and After Photos


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Pigmentation removal FAQ’S

How does Intense Pulsed Light work?

The Intense Pulsed Light system releases short pulses of filtered light that is rapidly absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found with freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells.


Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or very tanned individuals. However, large, raised and dark pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be assessed by a medical advisor. Dark moles should not be treated nor would we advise IPL for melasma, this would be better suited to fractional laser.


Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards.


The skin may be slightly red and the pigment marks will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade away.


Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening of the skin may occur.

Laser AND IPL technology available at Luciderm

Our extensive training and range of technologies means that we can offer you the very best unbiased advice on which treatment to select. Here at Luciderm we offer a range of Laser and IPL options to suit many concerns on all skin types. We have chosen the Lumina medical grade combined IPL and laser platform which is used in hospitals and dermatolog...

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